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Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings

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Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinky Electric Guitar Strings are the perfect hybrid set for those who like thick bottom strings without sacrificing the ability to solo on smaller stri... Click To Read More About This Product

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Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinky Electric Guitar Strings are the perfect hybrid set for those who like thick bottom strings without sacrificing the ability to solo on smaller strings. The Cobalt Series is clearly an improvement on its classic nickel-wound counterpart giving the player increased sustain, clarity, and output. In addition, they resist sweat and moisture better and have unmatched flexibility when compared to other nickel wound strings. Cobalt is the most magnetically active string alloy on the planet and attracts the magnets in your pickups more than any other string.

"Ernie Ball Cobalt Strings sound and feel better than anything I've ever played! You have to check these out!" - Slash.
"Cobalt Strings feel incredibly silky under my fingers and deliver more punch, output, and clarity than normal strings!" - John Petrucci.
"There's a certain degree of clarity and punch you get from Cobalt Strings that I haven't heard tonally from any other strings I've played." - Joe Bonamassa.

All Ernie Ball strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and the most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance, and long life. Made in the USA.

Gauges: 10-13-17-30-42-52.

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Ernie Ball2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Hail Sustian!

Picked up these strings from a local GC the day I got the email that they had finally come on sale. Grabbed up 2 sets for both my lead guitarist and myself and went...Read complete review

Picked up these strings from a local GC the day I got the email that they had finally come on sale. Grabbed up 2 sets for both my lead guitarist and myself and went quickly to work. Both being Elixir guys we were a bit worried we were going to lose some clarity. The moment of truth, we fired up the Tubes and began to tremble and giggle like little kids with the all out roar of these strings. The lows were absolutely ruthless for both lead and rhythm. Playing most of our stuff in Drop C# the heavy tops sounded beefier than I had ever heard. After blasting through every heavy rift we could imagine we started to do some dueling leads and found these strings to be very precise and have great tonal quality in the highs. They do sound brighter than the Elixirs we use to use but defiantly have a different feel. I?ve used Elixirs for about 10 years now so the feel isn?t something I can really comment on comparison wise. They don?t feel bad that?s for sure but comparing coated and non coated strings doesn?t make sense of course they feel different. The biggest thing I noticed was at the end of the song we let it ring, after waiting to see if these strings would ever stop we started to play with the harmonics that are claimed to be above average in the info from EB. Just a fair warning if you start to play with the harmonics be ready to spend a few hours working these newly discovered harmonics into your songs. We could get harmonics anywhere we tried. My overall impression of the string is pure amazement. They sound so brutal and crisp on my LP (Classic 57s) and the same goes for his RR3 (SD Blackouts). If you are looking to step out of the box and try something new these are the way to go. The sizes on this particular set of strings are great for us Metal head that like to drop tune. The price is completely worth the amount of the tonal rampage you will feel when you fire these up. Enjoy!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Too Happy & Bright for my needs

I have 4 Guitar's that I use Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom's on ,So I thought I would try these Cobalt's Out seeing I LOVE the Pink Pack Cobolts that I use on all other...Read complete review

I have 4 Guitar's that I use Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom's on ,So I thought I would try these Cobalt's Out seeing I LOVE the Pink Pack Cobolts that I use on all other guitars (Switched from Nickel Pink Pack) Anywho I only bought one pack of these to try 1st & I'm thankfull as all get out I didnt buy four packs & do a complete change over of all four. 2 Guitars I use have 440 tunning but with the Low E is Down to D ,On the other 2 the tunning goes B,F#,B,E,G#,C# ,After messing with both tunning for more than a day I gave up & Changed back over to the Nickel wound Set ,I must admit I was bummed out I wanted these to work, They fealing of them are are over the moon sweat !!! But my sound didnt get the results like I did with the Pink Pack Cobalt I truley beleive its only because of my tunning in 440 all the way they are a blast though you will be impressed playing with tubes

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2.0

Didn't last long

By Scott Hodges

from Mobile, AL

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

Got in the set and installed for a gig the next day. I will preface that I use the liquid Angel Baby Powder on my fretting hand when I play to keep things nice and smooth. Just a light application. drys quickly to a fine talc. Don't know if that is what it was but after about 40 minutes of playing noticed the strings were starting to get a build up. And not as slick as they were. The next day notice a black crude on them. This was an outdoor gig and humidity was probably in the normal 60%-70% range for this time of year. Have never seen this on various other nickle sets. Had another gig coming up and worked on them to get the crude off but could not get it all off. Ended up putting my standard Slinky set on and as usual no crude build up. Didn't have on long enough to really tell a difference in tone or feel.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very nice...

By Andrew Meyer

from Oak Lawn, IL

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

Switched over from regular skinny top heavy bottoms. As can be expected, these are hard to knock out of tune, even right out of the package. They feel a little better than the regular strings; maybe not as great as they're advertised, but when comparing to the regulars, it's hard to make a huge improvement. I will say they don't feel quite as cutting as regular strings, but I can't feel a huge difference (probably because of the huge calluses on my fingertips); I'm thinking the difference would be more apparent to a beginner, with less callus buildup. Sound: amazing. Brighter and punchier than the regular slinkies. I've noticed my dirty tone is a bit edgier, and at the same time more defined. My cleans seem to cut through better with these strings, which is great when I need more subtle fingerpicked riffs to be heard over the bassist. The differences between these and the regular slinkies are subtle, but I think they're worth a few extra bucks.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These may be my new favorite.

By KEVNI RAINWATER

from Ohio

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

I really like the sound and feel of these strings. I'm no pro but have been trying out new strings every few weeks or so for quite a while. This is the first set I have tried with a heavy bottom and in no time enjoyed the sound and feel, better than the standard cobalt 10's. No problem bending these either. I occassional had a problem with the bottom string falling off the side of the neck while playing - because its a '77 fender mustang which seems to play the best with heavier strings. I like the 10's and this set fixed the problem and sounds the best to me, so far. As a side note... I also have a great set of Pickups installed which are the Lindy Fralin Blues Set ..... very nice. very nice. very nice. And with my Mogami cord, I can actually hear the differences.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Clarity Unmatched

By Jacob Williams

from Strongsville, OH

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

I've heard a lot about these strings, and decided to get a set to string on my Epiphone Les Paul Nightfall. Despite many saying they have a brighter tone, I didn't find that. They have a mellower, darker tone that compliments my Les Paul well. What people may have been noticing is the clarity of these strings. Even when setting my rhythm pickup to 2 on single coil and putting heavy distortion through it, it rang out clear and articulate, as opposed to the muddy tone I'd been expecting. I have to say I don't know if I'd pay double the price of the standards for these, but I'd definitely take these over a standard set anytime. The clarity and sustain of these strings is perfect for clean or heavily distorted tones. I would definitely recommend them.

 
5.0

best strings ever

By Kenton

from hanna,IN

Site Member

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

I've used Ernie Balls since i started playing 4 years ago and originally i just used the old super slinkies since a ton of my friends used them, well in trying yo find my own tone i switched to these, and well i have switched back since, whether I'm playing blues, classic rock, or metal, these babies sing like no other and last forever. Playing 3-5 hours a day I'm just now seeing bad wear on them after 4 months of torture.

 
5.0

Hail Sustian!

By Tyler Jacobs

from Salt Lake City

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

Picked up these strings from a local GC the day I got the email that they had finally come on sale. Grabbed up 2 sets for both my lead guitarist and myself and went quickly to work. Both being Elixir guys we were a bit worried we were going to lose some clarity. The moment of truth, we fired up the Tubes and began to tremble and giggle like little kids with the all out roar of these strings. The lows were absolutely ruthless for both lead and rhythm. Playing most of our stuff in Drop C# the heavy tops sounded beefier than I had ever heard. After blasting through every heavy rift we could imagine we started to do some dueling leads and found these strings to be very precise and have great tonal quality in the highs. They do sound brighter than the Elixirs we use to use but defiantly have a different feel. I?ve used Elixirs for about 10 years now so the feel isn?t something I can really comment on comparison wise. They don?t feel bad that?s for sure but comparing coated and non coated strings doesn?t make sense of course they feel different. The biggest thing I noticed was at the end of the song we let it ring, after waiting to see if these strings would ever stop we started to play with the harmonics that are claimed to be above average in the info from EB. Just a fair warning if you start to play with the harmonics be ready to spend a few hours working these newly discovered harmonics into your songs. We could get harmonics anywhere we tried. My overall impression of the string is pure amazement. They sound so brutal and crisp on my LP (Classic 57s) and the same goes for his RR3 (SD Blackouts). If you are looking to step out of the box and try something new these are the way to go. The sizes on this particular set of strings are great for us Metal head that like to drop tune. The price is completely worth the amount of the tonal rampage you will feel when you fire these up. Enjoy!

(0 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not good strings at all

By Eric Johnson

from Hanahan, SC

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

I am completely stunned by Ernie Ball's new Cobalt strings. I use Ernie Ball strings all the time, the Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom being my favorite. When I heard that they came out with cobalt strings, I was excited. But problems started even before I could finish putting the strings on. While I was putting on a string, it snapped in half. And it took three times as long to put all the strings on. They felt very flimsy, as if they were going to fall of or snap. They didn't hold the tuning at all. Ernie Ball makes great strings, no doubt about it; but stay away from cobalt.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My other review isn't showing up... So here's another!

By Andrew Meyer

from Oak Lawn, IL

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

Switched to cobalts from the regular slinkies (skinny top heavy bottoms). Took me a while of playing to notice all the subtle differences, but these were well worth the extra few bucks. As far as feeling: they're not quite as cutting as regular strings; took me a while to notice because of the massive callus buildup on my hands, but after a few hours of playing, the difference was clear; I could definitely practice longer with these strings. I've had them on my PRS for a little over a week, and they still feel and sound new (I play anywhere from 2-4 hours a day). And as can be expected, they stay in tune very well, right out of the package. What I like most about them is the clarity and punch they add to my sound: my amp has a ridiculous low end to it, so it tends to get really boomy at higher volumes, and loses definition. The added clarity from the cobalts really solved that problem; for the first time in months, I'm satisfied with my lead tone. Over all, nice strings!

 
5.0

Amazing Strings!

By STEVE CRAVEN

from St. Louis, Missouri

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

I'll start off with the one initial downside. The lower strings are more difficult to slide on than nickel wound strings. Just have to get used to it, and it's worth it. I absolutely love the sound that I get from these strings. The sounds clarity is amazing. If you aren't a seasoned guitar player or don't have your ear trained on your own guitar sounds, you probably won't notice a difference. If you know your sound like the back of your hand, the difference is immediately evident: brighter tones and extreme clarity. I've had no issues keeping these in tune. The tone quality also seems to hold for longer. These are great strings and I highly recommend them.

 
5.0

Amazing

By lisa siberon

from Lyndhurst, NJ

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

The clerk working at my local guitar center recommended these strings to me when I was buying a pack of regular skinny top/heavy bottom's. I ended up buying one of each to compare the quality, and needless to say the cobalt's won me over. Amazing quality strings that last very long, I just can't see myself switching back to any other strings.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Too Happy & Bright for my needs

By Ty Schultz _

from Findlay ,Ohio

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

I have 4 Guitar's that I use Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom's on ,So I thought I would try these Cobalt's Out seeing I LOVE the Pink Pack Cobolts that I use on all other guitars (Switched from Nickel Pink Pack) Anywho I only bought one pack of these to try 1st & I'm thankfull as all get out I didnt buy four packs & do a complete change over of all four. 2 Guitars I use have 440 tunning but with the Low E is Down to D ,On the other 2 the tunning goes B,F#,B,E,G#,C# ,After messing with both tunning for more than a day I gave up & Changed back over to the Nickel wound Set ,I must admit I was bummed out I wanted these to work, They fealing of them are are over the moon sweat !!! But my sound didnt get the results like I did with the Pink Pack Cobalt I truley beleive its only because of my tunning in 440 all the way they are a blast though you will be impressed playing with tubes

 
5.0

Once you go cobalt, you don't go back!

By Brad Pierstorff

from DeForest Wisconsin

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

I tried these strings out after I was told that the Ernie Ball Titanium strings would be discontinued, and wow! These strings sound amazing! They are perfect for playing metal and rock because of the amount of additional sustain they give you and give your guitar a more beefy tone (especially a Les Paul). After I got these, every other type of string just didn't sound right, like something was missing. I highly recommend these strings to any and everyone.

 
5.0

Great Strings for Metal

By Austin Moura

from Reesburg, Wi.

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

I put these strings on my Les Paul Studio and they are much brighter than just the standard Ernie Ball strings. The added output from these strings is really noticeable and boosts the overdrive a LOT, which sometimes is not so desired but other times sounds great. Harmonics are much clearer with these and much easier to do as well. While some of the "beefy" sound is slightly taken away because the highs are so boosted, for a lead guitar in rock or metal they are perfect. Overall, for what I use them for, they are the best strings I have had.

 
5.0

Absolutely Wonderful!

By Johnny Gonzalez

from Santa Fe, TX

Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

I have been using Ernie Ball Coated Slinky's for years and once I put on these cobalt's they felt like silk! So smooth and sound just a little bit clearer than the Titanium. I would Recommend these to anyone who is a Guitarist!

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