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Ernie Ball 3123 Coated Electric Super Slinky Guitar Strings Featured

 
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Comments I've tried Elixirs, I've tried DiAddarios, I've tried Blue Steels, all in various gauges.

Ernie Ball Super Slinky's have the best sound and best feel for me. They're easy on the wallet, too.


Liked about it I seem to be able to bend these strings much more than others I've tried. They just don't break easily. Of course, perhaps it is their marriage with my Floyd Rose trem that makes things so nice, but I do know I've had other strings break earlier than these Slinkys after a lot of bending.

They just seem to last forever, too, sounding nice and bright longer than other strings (even Elixirs!).


Didn't like I really can't think of anything I'd wish to improve upon.


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5.0

By PortlandAxe
Oct 24, 2009
 
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Wow nice. My new choice for strings.

Comments I recently came into a ton of Ernie Ball strings, and am getting around to trying some of them.
These babies are top notch strings.I have always used Dean Markley blue steel strings on all my Ibanez guitars. But now i'm gonna go with these.These strings have a great feel on my maple necks, that wasn't there before,a very slick feeling, and great tone.


Liked about it I am really into the tone of these, they are alot softer than the super slinky. I guess due to the coating, and as with the blue steels i used before, they have a nice feel with my maple fretboard ,Ibanez guitars.I don't get all the buzz from these like D'adarrios and Super Slinkies.They feel super buttery, and im glad i tried these.

They stay pretty stable after a good stretching, and since i had so many packs, i stretched the heck out of them, and with none breaking , go figure.The packaging is very nice, like metal foil, and is super sealed, so when you buy a new pack, you get a new pack.


Didn't like There was nothing i have found to dislike about these, but i have yet to discover how long they last, due to i just put them on about 4 days ago. But as we all should know, wipe your strings off good after every use, and they will last a long time.

I wish they had the colored ball ends, because i run mine from the tuners to the trem, so i don't have to cut off my ball ends. The colored ones look awesome on the headstock.


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5.0

By andrewsfury
Dec 29, 2009
 
Last updated: January 06, 2010
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Slightly pricier than normal, but worth it

Comments While not being a fully coated set, Ernie Ball coated Slinkys resist rusting better than most other sets I've tried so far. Tonewise it's about the same as normal Slinkys of the same gauge, save for the fact that these feel slicker, probably due to the bass string coat, and the plating on the plain strings. Slides are very smooth, and in the relatively short time I have played these strings I have not noticed any peeling off of the coating on the bass strings, which is common fare in other coated string brands (although this depends on where the coating is applied on the strings).

While slightly pricier than normal Slinkys, these strings don't disappoint. If ever you need a new set, and you have the dough, these Coated Slinkys are a good choice.


Liked about it 1. great packaging
2. ball end reinforcement
3. slick feel


Didn't like A bit more expensive than regular Slinkys.


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4.0

By theapprentice
Feb 11, 2011
 
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Much Better Coated Options Available

Comments I purchased these after I switched to EB slinky's to see if they were worth the price (almost twice as much as 2 regular sets, but that's the norm with coated). I like the lasting and increased brightness from coated strings and love not having to change them. They come packaged just like regular slinkies. After putting these on, they did not sound like a new set to my surprise. They felt new (like most coated strings besides elixir. those are kind of different than the rest), but it sounded like someone had played them for a few days and repackaged them. I was very displeased about this fact as I specifically bought these for that lasting brightness but never even got it in the first place! The good thing is that the tone seemed to stay consistent for much longer than a regular set. While they just sounded "okay" they'll keep that for a few weeks. The feel is great, and a little slick if you're used to non-coated. The best aspect is the fact that they seem to really be resistant to dirt. I'll run a rag over em to wipe off grime after a week of playing and it seems like there's none. These also do not fray at the picking area like elixirs, and the coating is not that noticeable compared to most.


Liked about it -No fraying of the coating
-Super smooth feel
-Tone is consistent for a long duration.
-Very durable feeling


Didn't like -Sounded dead out of the package. While this is only one thing, it's really disappointing with a brand new set. They just don't have that life to them that a new set usually does.


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2.5

By Bronx
Feb 11, 2011
 
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