#1
http://www.ernieball.com/ Has anyone used them? I was just thinking about ordering one set just to see what there like but I don't like the normal Ernie ball strings so I don't know if I will like these
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I don't know if I could bring myself to pay $10 for a set of EB's. I've put Slinky's on my guitars maybe 5 times and broke the high E probably 3 of those times. To put that in perspective, in the 17 years I've been using my usual brand, I've never broken a single string.

They do sound interesting, but even if all their claims are true, it won't do a lot of good for a broken string. I watched their video but there was no comparison made as far as strength goes.
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#4
Just put some Cobalt Power Slinkys on my Tele. Have to say the feel is definately different. They feel a lot more elastic and a little more clear. They're pretty alive but they didn't actually give a really bright sound as I thought they would. They have a really pronounced mid range and tight bass, but the treble is about the same as any other EB strings. Pretty dark sounding strings that I would highly recommend for guitars like SG's, ESP/LTD's, Tele's if you want it to be heavier, humbucker guitars etc.

Note: I advise to use these strings for passive pickups and regular slinky's for active pickpus.
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Quote by Myaccount876
Just put some Cobalt Power Slinkys on my Tele. Have to say the feel is definately different. They feel a lot more elastic and a little more clear. They're pretty alive but they didn't actually give a really bright sound as I thought they would. They have a really pronounced mid range and tight bass, but the treble is about the same as any other EB strings. Pretty dark sounding strings that I would highly recommend for guitars like SG's, ESP/LTD's, Tele's if you want it to be heavier, humbucker guitars etc.

Note: I advise to use these strings for passive pickups and regular slinky's for active pickpus.

thanks for the advice I ended up ordering one set.
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#6
If they last as long as EB claim they do, it might be worth spending the extra money.
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#7
I haven't tried them yet but I love coated strings so next time I head to guitar center I'm gonna try them. I'd imagine that they would be slicker and last much much longer.


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Note: I advise to use these strings for passive pickups and regular slinky's for active pickpus.


Why do you say so?
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I haven't tried them yet but I love coated strings so next time I head to guitar center I'm gonna try them. I'd imagine that they would be slicker and last much much longer.


Why do you say so?


Because I find these strings to have a lot of mid range and a little bit more highs, which active pups such as EMG's don't really need. The regular slinkys IMO are more balanced between bass and treble which is good for EMG's, while Cobalts have the right bass for passives and plenty of mids. Cobalts also sound better IMO on Alnico magnets as opposed to ceramic magnets.
#9
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That's just a couple spots on the high E string. There are spots on a lot of the unwound strings, and it wasn't dirt. To be honest, this is the fastest I have ever seen an electric string start to darken like that. Hell, not even the Martin SPs on my acoustic started rotting that fast.
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slide guitar maybe?????
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#12
looks like he lifted it to show it better.
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