Ernie Ball Cobalt Electric Slinky
Ernie Ball Cobalt Electric Slinky

Cobalt Electric Slinky, Guitar String from Ernie Ball.

jkessel 05/01/2012

Ernie Ball Cobalt Electric Slinky : jkessel's user review

« Very nice, made me consider switching »

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I've used Daddario's for 8 years, just recently switching to daddario coated. I've gone through damn near every brand I can think of and always gone back to daddario. When these cobalts came out I decided to give them a try. My concerns were longevity and tone. They're brighter than most strings and rougher like daddario's so that was a plus. I've had a pair on my Jackson Rhoads for about 3 months now, just to see how they last. They still sound like new, haven't rusted or corroded at all, and feel great. The whole line of them being louder and more definition I think is BS. Even if they were louder with the type of pickups, distance from pickups, amp, amp settings... you'd never know it was the strings, no matter how much louder they were (which they are still negligible.
So I think these are great strings and could possibly make me switch from Daddario but I'll have to test them a little more. They cost about the same as coated strings so money isn't an issue.