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Ernie Ball Super Slinky Cobalt 9-42 strings Featured

 
Engineered to maximize output and clarity, Ernie Ball Cobalt Slinky Guitar Strings are the latest innovation in string technology. Seeking to provide guitarists and bassists with a new voice, Cobalt strings provide an extended dynamic range, incredible harmonic response, increased low end, and crisp, clear highs. - - Cobalt provides a stronger magnetic relationship between pickups and strings than any other alloy previously available. Cobalt Slinkys are also soft and silky to the touch, making string bending a breeze. - - Patent pending.


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These strings go to eleven!!! featured

Comments I strung up my Ibanez RG 450DX with the Ernie Ball Cobalts, and found the stretching period to be excellent. I probably made about three passes on each string with my String Stretcha, and every string was pretty much holding tune. This is about as good as I've found from a few different makes of strings, so the next thing to test is the tone, and the longevity of the string.

The big thing I immediately noticed with the Ernie Ball Cobalts is the volume. Ernie Ball weren't joking when they said the Cobalts would have a greater volume. Acoustically you can really tell the difference between regular nickel/steel sets, and the Cobalts. When amplified my guitar seemed to have a bit more grunt too, chords snarled a little more than usual, and the extra sustain was welcomed too.

Ernie Ball also talk about the Cobalt's additional definition and clarity over regular strings. I noticed quite a difference myself while testing. My guitar sounded more alive, with a more three dimensional tone. Each string can be clearly heard when strumming chords, and single note work really sings in a way that you don't get from regular strings. Some may not dig of the Cobalt's brightness of tone, but I am a big fan.

Another benefit of the Ernie Ball Cobalt formula is the smooth feel of the strings. The winds on the wound strings are barely noticeable, and everything is silky smooth under the fingers. Bends and vibrato feel a little easier on the fingers, and sliding all over the fretboard is effortless.

I've been playing my Ernie Ball Cobalt loaded guitar quite extensively for around two weeks now, and have not really noticed and degradation in tone. The strings still look quite bright and vibrant too, so it looks as though the Cobalt/Iron formula holds up quite well too.

Overall the Ernie Ball Super Slinky Cobalt strings are fantastic for players looking for a big, brash string with lots of clarity. Ernie Ball look to have created a new string that lives up to the hype, with its extra volume and definition making a bigger difference to the tone of an instrument than many could have thought. If you are looking for a string that really makes an impact, with its added volume and dimension you should definitely check these out.


Liked about it Nice quick stretch in time
* Fantastic tone and volume over regular strings
* Great slinky smooth feel, bends so easy


Didn't like Nothing, these strings may very well be a game changer


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5.0

By LonePhantom
Apr 24, 2012
 
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Tried a different set of strings

Comments Been using these for about 6 months, since I picked up my used Ibanez RG. I've always used GHS boomers (for 20 years+) and thought I would change it up on the new guitar.
Last time I used EB Super Slinkys was on my Aria Pro II back in the '80's,I am glad I decided to switch, mind you.. my RG has a hard tail bridge, I'm not sure if these would be the same on a guitar with a tremolo.


Liked about it These strings are easy to play, sound great, stay in tune well and easy to bend.


Didn't like I cannot think of anything bad.... The only thing I would change is buying the hybrid set 9 - 46 for my taste and I would have tried them sooner.


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4.5

By Dave's not here
Oct 30, 2013
 
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