I’ve had my Ernie Ball Everlast Phosphor Bronze Acoustic guitar strings for a few months now, so I think it is about time I review them. I contacted Ernie Ball and asked if they would be interested in sending their guitar strings for me to review and they were kind enough to send an entire box of strings for me to test out. Before I get on with the review, here are the string gauges for each string.
Testing out the guitar strings
The Ernie Ball Everlast Phosphor Bronze Acoustic guitar strings look just like any other phosphor bronze string right out the box, so I went on and put them on the guitar and tuned them up to pitch to see what they were like. I stretched the strings out a few times to help them settle in place and started playing. The guitar strings stayed in tune very well and I had no problems with them slipping out of place for the first few months.
The Ernie Ball Phosphor Bronze guitar strings projected their sound loud and clear, and they have a very nice vibrant tone to them. The strings from what I remember were fairly easy to bend and slide across, and I was able to stretch them and tune them up quite high without them snapping on me. However, I need to also mention that when the weather changed and got warmer I opened my gig bag and all the strings had gone sharp, so sharp in fact that my G string snapped on me when I tried to bring it back down to pitch. I’m not exactly sure why the weather affected the guitar strings this way because when I checked the truss rod and my other guitars they were more or less unaffected by the weather change. I had just played the guitar the day before and had no problems, so I was quite shocked when the string broke on me.
In total I had the Everlast guitar strings on for a little more than three months and they still sound great and I saw no signs of wear or oxidation.
I suppose I like these guitar strings and would recommend that you give them a try. I didn’t like that they went out of tune so drastically when the weather changed because I lost a string, and I imagine that if I was about to go on stage and play a gig that could have been a problem.
But overall, the Ernie Ball Everlast guitar strings have a nice sound, are pretty easy to play, and last long enough for casual guitarist to play without having to change their strings monthly.
The average price for the Ernie Ball Everlast Phosphor Bronze Acoustic guitar strings vary between $12 through $14 USD and can be found at most music stores and online dealers.
To learn more, please visit the Official Ernie Ball website.
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