#1
I've been reading about the new Ernie Ball Cobalt strings, and I think they look pretty good. I was wondering if anyone on here has used them, and are they worth the near double price-point of the 'normal' Ernie Ball strings?
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#2
I would guess no. But maybe I am just too cynical...
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#3
I have them, and so far they are pretty good. My tone did change for the better in the sense of clarity and punch, especially with the volume up high. However, I am not sure on how long this will last, which is what really matters.
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#4
Check the review section. I think somebody did one on them on Wed or Thurs.
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#5
Pyrax87, how long have you had them on so far?

GOLDIE93, yeah I saw that review - that's what made me look into them. I was just looking for a (call me a cynic here) unbias opinion on them.

Thanks guys!
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#6
This will be my fourth day. Definitely not enough to gauge longevity.
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#7
I'm keen to try them, as I really liked the Ernie Ball coated titanium strings when I tried those and if these can live up to that standard, great. my only issue is the price; the main reason why I started using Ernie Ball strings at all was simply because they're so cheap and everywhere always has them in stock. I did love the titanium coated strings for a while but I ended up going back to the regulars once I took stock of how much I was spending on strings. These cobalts, while interesting, are going to have to be really special for me to be a regular user.
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#9
Think I will try a set of these! On Barney the purple axeasourous. My new ARZ800 metal axe!
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#11
What do the strings look like? I mean color/shade wise.
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#12
I've been using them for about a week now, and while I think they may sound slightly better, I don't really know that its worth double the price. Obviously not sure about longevity yet, but I usually end up changing my strings because they get dirty more than anyway, so I don't really think it'll effect that. I may use them on my R9, but on my other guitars I think I'm just gonna stick with regular.

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What do the strings look like? I mean color/shade wise.

Exactly the same as regular EB strings.