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Old 12-19-2012, 10:58 PM   #1
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ernie ball cobalt strings...

I have had the set for maybe four days and noticed the seem to love attractimg "finger grim". I was my hands and let them dry before I play just for the sake of the string life. Anyway, has anyone else noticed this? (I am no string expert)
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Old 12-20-2012, 12:38 AM   #2
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I don't think I've ever played anything in black walnut. It's a great ice cream flavor, so I assume it works well for a strat too.

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Old 12-20-2012, 09:16 AM   #3
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I didn't like em for that reason alone, they just don't last.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:06 PM   #4
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I've tried them and can't think of a reason to spend the extra money on them again.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:13 PM   #5
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I personally like the tone change they give, but like has been mentioned, they lose their tone very quickly. If you want to prevent that to an extent, you can get a string cleaner to use on them before and after you play. There are plenty of them out there. A plus side is that they lubricate the strings and fretboard so that you can get around the strings easier.

Alternatively, the starndard Ernie Ball Strings last longer, at the price of some tone disadvantages (in my opinion). They aren't as bright, and I found the Cobalts to be more clear sounding, and to have a little more bite than the regular Ernie Ball strings. Their coated strings last even longer, but sound like crap. They don't have nearly as much high-end, and they fell kind funny to play.

Personally, I just stick with regular old strings.
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:51 AM   #6
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i read that arguement about the cobalt being more magnetic, which is a legit point....but can we hear a difference?

i really dont think i can. im not sure they are worth the extra bones. i think its a ploy to squeeze a few extra dollars a pack.

that stuff about them feeling good....total BS. they did thier job well though. about as well as regular slinkies.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:49 AM   #7
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I tried them once.

Didn't like them, back to regular slinkys.
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Old 12-21-2012, 09:55 AM   #8
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the high strings feel nice, and they do feel like the have more tension than the same guage of regular slinkies but yea, the low strings feel like they have more traction and grip to your fingers so that would suprise me
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