D'Addario EJ18 PB Heavy Acoustic Guitar Strings (Heavy)
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- 2022.06: Highest Rated Heavy Gauge Acoustic Guitar String Set
- 2021.12: Highest Rated Heavy Gauge Acoustic Guitar String Set
- 2021.02: Highest Rated Heavy Gauge Acoustic Guitar String Set
- 2020.02: Highest Rated Heavy Gauge Acoustic Guitar String Set
- D'Addario's most popular choice for heavy strumming, flat-picking and resonant, projecting tone
- Preferred for its warm, bright, and well balanced acoustic tone
- Environmentally friendly, corrosion resistant packaging for strings that are always fresh
- Made in the U.S.A. for the highest quality and performance
- String Gauges: Plain Steel .014, .018, Phosphor Bronze Wound .027, .039, .049, .059
Big and fat sounding seems to be a good summary of how most users feel about this set. It is raved about for its good projection, and for how it handles heavy strumming and pick attacks. There are also plenty who commend its sustain and harmonics, stating that the fuller sound they get is worth the extra fretting hand effort.
There aren't that many heavy gauge acoustic guitar strings, and for good reason - not all guitars will be able to handle them. So before considering the extra projection and resonance that heavy strings provide, it is best to first check with the manufacturer if your particular acoustic is compatible with heavy gauge sets. Some users even recommend tuning your guitar lower than standard when using heavy gauge to avoid any excess stress on the neck.