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Ernie Ball Cobalt/M-Steel etc Strings

Started by Matt2112, September 10, 2015, 10:51:40 am

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Matt2112

I currently use the standard Ernie Ball strings on my electric guitars and I'm quite satisfied with them, but I wonder if anyone has any experience of using their apparently super-duper upgraded Cobalt and M-Steel (etc) strings?  Do they sound better?  Are they more responsive (I like my squealers..)?  Do they last longer?  Are they more durable?  In short, are they worth the near 100% increase in outlay..?  I know this is fundamentally a subjective thing and the best advice is "try them yourself" but I'm curious as to other players' learned thoughts.

Cheers. :)
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Straight Shooter

Jonners might be able to help with your 'Ball' query....  :D
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Matt2112

Quote from: Straight Shooter on September 10, 2015, 11:49:19 am
Jonners might be able to help with your 'Ball' query....  :D


It's "Ernie Ball", not "Hurty Balls"...  ::)

;)
The keys to happiness

Straight Shooter

"I mean...unbelievable, you're a walking encyclopaedia!" : Rick Wakeman - Planet Rock's 'Tune-Adversity Challenge' 2007.

Slim

My concern with those would be accelerated fret wear. Never actually tried them though.