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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
 
4.0

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (4)

58%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

TRY THESE FOR YOURSELF!

I've been playing for 15 years, have a degree in music, and transcribe music on a normal basis. The reason I bring this up is because I have finely tuned my ear over...Read complete review

I've been playing for 15 years, have a degree in music, and transcribe music on a normal basis. The reason I bring this up is because I have finely tuned my ear over the last 15 years. I was a GHS guy for the past 15 years because of the even tone, the strength of the string, and how well they stay in tune. Ive tried Ernie balls and hated them with a passion. Ive been using the new cobalts for a couple days and cannot say enough good things about them. There is a VERY noticeable difference in output. One thing i saw as a complaint on one of the other reviews is that they dont stay in tune very well and that theyre floppy, this is the absolute opposite of the truth. While its true that they seem to be a bit more elastic, this actually keeps them in MUCH better tune. I my guitar into a strobe tuner, which if you dont know is about the most accurate tuner you can buy(check out peterson strobe tuners or if you have a smart phone, check the app store) and it doesnt matter how hard you hit them, they barely go sharp if at all. I had to pluck the string as hard as I possibly could before it would go sharp. Ive never played anything like it. I still want to try GHS progressives but they dont come in this gauge. Needless to say until GHS comes out with a cobalt string, Im an Ernie Ball man.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK strings. Not worth the price.

I've been using Ernie Ball strings for over 10 years. The first thing I noticed about these strings after I put them on my main axe was that they did not have the flexability...Read complete review

I've been using Ernie Ball strings for over 10 years. The first thing I noticed about these strings after I put them on my main axe was that they did not have the flexability of the regular Slinky's. I tend to bend alot when I play, and I have been annoyed by a lack of smoothness in my bends. I played a rehearsal and one gig with them on, and there is already a decent ammount of wear on the wound strings. It usually takes me a few weeks to get wear with nickel slinky's. They do sound brighter unplugged or on a clean setting. For me it'd be a different story if they weren't charging almost double for these strings or if they weren't overhyping their slightly higher output. It was a fun experiment, but my results don't warrant me ever trying these strings again anytime soon.

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1.0

The Description is Wrong, NOT skinny top heavy bottom....

By ThomasJ

from Minnesota

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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

I wanted to get some Skinny Top Heavy Bottom strings. The description on Musician's Friend describes them as such. When they arrived, I realized Muscian's Friend just wrote the item description wrong. I don't need these, very disappointed in reckless errors on this web site.

 
5.0

Great Strings!!

By Josh P.

from Boynton Beach

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      These are deserving of the hype, great tone, great feel to them. Dont see myself going back to nickel strings.

       
      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

      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!

       
      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.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Yes, they're that good

      By popmidi

      from Minnesota

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          I tried the Cobalts on my Strat, and think that they are the best thing since sliced bread. VERY responsive, really make my standard pickups, which I was about to upgrade, come to life. Think I'll hold off on the upgrade a while longer.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for long lasting strings.

          By Carl Howey

          from Michigan

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Pretty Much Anything

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

            These strings are great. I use them for Drop B. They last long and can handle a lot. I've never had any string that was part of the cobalt series snap on me, so they are very reliable. The only complaint I have is that they take some time to break in.

             
            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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Bright!

            By Razor Rex

            from The Midwest

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Bright
            • Consistent
            • Crisp
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Loses Tone Badly

            Best Uses

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

              Needed a set of strings in a pinch so I picked these up. They are VERY bright sounding. They are the brightest sounding strings I've ever purchased. They have a very typical feel about them, so no smooth "elixir strings" style feel.

              They are obviously well made and handle abuse quite easily. The biggest drawback to them is when it's time to change the strings, you will really know it -- The tone becomes so flat and lifeless it is embarrassing.

              Excellent strings overall, some of the best I've ever used. They don't break easily and sound great (until they are over used!)

               
              5.0

              Ernie Ball Colbolt Heavy Bottom

              By Pawn Man

              from Bloomfield, Ia.

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              I didn't think i would ever use any string but what i have used. Untill i tried these. The sound,feel and action is awesome!!

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