All user reviews for the Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Electric Slinky
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tarrtime's review"New Strings Make All the Difference"
The only downside of these strings is that they don't hold their tone for very long. As soon as you put them on, they sound great. However, after about 5-10 hours of play time, they really start to sound dull. I guess you get what you pay for. There are more expensive strings that hold their tone for longer. Pretty much if you pay more money then you won't have to change the strings as often. With these strings, they are super cheap. I typically buy them in packs of 10 sets. But then you have to change the strings over and over again. This is a little bit of a hassle. I have recently tried out the new Ernie Ball Cobalt strings. I honestly don't think they sound better than the Regular Slinky strings, but I am hoping they hold their tone for longer. All this to say, the regular slinky strings sound great. As long as you are willing to change your strings often, then these are the way to go.
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darkwolf291's review"Great Strings"
darkwolf291's review"Great Strings for Lower tunings."
I run a BC Rich Warbeast NJ Deluxe that is loaded with active EMG's and has a Original Floyd Rose bridge on it. I knew that I wanted a set of strings that had great clarity, and that were fairly bright. They also needed to have great tuning stability, as I tend to do some crazy stuff with the Floyd Rose every once in a while
When I first got these strings, I have to say, I was pretty impressed with them. They have great low end clarity, which is perfect for what I normally play, which is Thrash metal. The sound is just altogether more focused than with lighter strings, and they also retain pretty decent string tension when down-tuning, but the high strings are still pretty loose for ease of soloing in standard tuning. They definitely give a fatter sound as well, which is great for those open E palm mutes with heavy distortion
Overall, I really couldn't be more pleased with these strings. Not only do they sound great, but they retain decent string tension when down-tuning. They do keep that awesome "new string tone" for longer than other strings I've noticed, which is great. I normally change strings at least every two months at the longest, because I don't like the feel and tone of old strings.
In the end, although you can't beat a standard set of really heavy strings for those low tunings, these are a great compromise between down-tuned tension and standard tuning soloing ease.
MGR/emauser's review"Ernie Ball Regular Slinky"
I bought these from Guitar Center for about $6.
I love the feel and tone of these strings. They have a very smooth feel and are very easy to slide around on. They also sound great and hold their tune well. Obviously another plus is that they only cost about $6 per pack.
I don't really have any big complaints with this product. They are great strings.
I have only broken a few of these strings, but it was always after tons of use. They never snap right away and hold up very well. Also, I have never received a mangled or disfigured string from them. All the strings are always exactly the way they should be.
Overall, I have always been satisfied with using Ernie Balls. They are cheap strings that sound and feel anything but cheap. I will continue using Ernie Balls long into the future, and it will take a pretty great string to convince me otherwise.
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megadams's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Ernie Ball is the "Ball""
Since I play guitar then 16 years, I was used on a lot of guitars and microphones assets and liabilities I never been disappointed configurations.
Have you tried many other models before buying it?
Not when I start playing the guitar I was adopted on without knowing what they were worth, but of course I was attracted by their advertising and countless recognized guitarist who used them, which m has not help trying other brands eventually example (D'Addario, Elixir, etc ...) but I remain faithful to my Ernie Ball for their excellent quality / price ratio.
What is the particular feature you like best and least?
What I like least nothing really.
What I like the most reliable since they review the packaging, the touch, the sound in distortion for both riffs to the solos, although it very quickly lose their visual brightness (but this is very important) especially if you have a sweating acid which is my case, but the sound is excellent and long if you clean the strings after playing, I personally preferred the sound rather than visual appearance
How would you rate the quality / price?
The value for money is in my opinion a great from the moment they control batch and on the internet.
With experience, you do again this choice?
Without any hesitation they sound much my game and my sound.
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MacB's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A balance to a rhythm at ernie ball! Perfect!"
Durability of the game because 3 of 4 days per week repeats in just maintaining them fas frett, cloth for dcrassage chrome, you can hold 6 July easier months without pter wear a rope through it, and if you ever put the guitar to rest for several weeks imagine. See even more than a year is possible, it is my opinion, I mean having a big problem of acidity in doights. The best ratio quality price on the market I think, between 5.80 and 7 share with me, which is more than adequate for a set of strings, and more made in USA with a Canadian factory I believe.
A balance to a rhythm between:
- The 10-46 = too much light to the rhythm I think with hindsight, unless you put the guitar, just to redo your doights, solo and rhythm, also for beginners. Making small solos, yes even if you solo me other strings are much better. Some bluesmen used as the Derek Trucks (10-48), BB KING, Warren Haynes and others. Open Open note, I think any kind, blues, country, metal etc ...
- The 11- 48 = the top for a powerful rhythm, warm, to bring out all the roundness of your bass, and lower your mdium mdium with acute thicker without Introduced be omnipresent , garish, acute soft. Limit for solos, but it is possible with the entranement, since this is not his first goal. This game was that of Angus Young for no anne evil in AC / DC Entran by his brother who used 12 53, for its ryhtmiques Gretsch and Gibson. He was also the game of a Rory Gallagher fans. Open blues note of Open Country, slightly less than 10-46.
- 11-56 = the same thing with the 11-48, the game is slightly harder to not as a final, target chre least, that's the 11-48 , after asserts the I think they do not have a very big difference with 11-48. Some do it with the open why not, see the following sensitivities. Ditto for the solos. ditto for the note opens.
- 12-53 = to the rhythm player warns, express very thick, suitable for only a rhythmic big, heavy, heavy, powerful charged at low, low mdium, mdium sweet, although acute Introduced less than the prcedants. These are the strings of the Angus Malcolm Young brother in AC / DC. May be suitable for jazzmen also in that time the net flat. Forget any clear idea of solo rock / blues / metal etc, you will not I think! Open note I shall not venture if I had this game on my guitar. Besides, I think some guitars accept more or less easily it aprsrquilibrage playing the instrument to a professional. To you therefore fill in a pro for this.
For soloists: 9-42 is a very good compromise, I'm not a soloist, but many soloist on this game on their guitar, available in bronze version and normal view according to your means, your sensitivity. This is the set of strings currently Angus Young, Jimmy Page from years 60. There is also a hybrid version which is a priori not bad, so see for soloists. For what I've seen, small rhythmic rock, blues fairly lightweight, Jazz also, for soloists is fantastic, the bends are standard with this type of game, ssayer for soloists .dropoff window This is clearly not a rhythm game in me for me, lack of rhythmic body power compared to 11-48.
Pros: best ratio quality price for the guitar rhythm
solidity has nothing to envy the elixir Addario and others. I speak knowingly of my worries acidity.
Very well also for the hands of medium size, small doights!
The -: be careful not to overtighten like crazy when you change the string, otherwise it's broken ensures, when you reach the desired notes in standard tuning is good, and is a little prs tense is nickel, do not go away (it's worth also for auto-disable mcaniques having both in my possession, I know!)
Yes I do it again this choice, I redo this choice now, every time I entirely change a set of strings for example, voil good very good set of strings, perfect for my little doights, and my hand rather t average (who rapprocherai an Angus Young for you Imagez the thing! lol!)
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Thierry255's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Perfectly satisfied, why look elsewhere for more money?"
Equipent my 3 guitars (Fender Mex Strat Squier Series 95, G & L Tribute ASAT Deluxe Carved Top and Tele Deluxe '74).
Never disappointed (though I play every day, and I'm not soft ^ ^).
I tried a few years ago other models without being overwhelmed by the competition.
It is true that these relatively strings lose their shine, but I do not count on my set of strings to give me the same brightness, but on my microphone or my amp so I did not worry to detail.
I find the quality report - more honest price.
I remake that choice again without hesitation!
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