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Ernie Ball 2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings  

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Ernie Ball 2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings are a perfect match for those who like chunky rhythms for rock and roll or blues. Power Slinkys have long been favored by Slash, Metallica a... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Ernie Ball 2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings are a perfect match for those who like chunky rhythms for rock and roll or blues. Power Slinkys have long been favored by Slash, Metallica and Kenny Wayne Shepherd due to the thicker gauge combination providing a slightly more powerful tone. 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.

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: 11-14-18-28-38-48.

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Ernie Ball2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 15 reviews)

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Limited

I bought this pack and a pack of Hybrids at GC a couple months ago. To be honest, they aren't bad, BUT all this hype that I heard about them versus how good...Read complete review

I bought this pack and a pack of Hybrids at GC a couple months ago. To be honest, they aren't bad, BUT all this hype that I heard about them versus how good they REALLY are, is to me just no more than gossip. First off, I do not notice any corrosion/wear differences compared to the Titanium series, actually they seem to dull out faster in my opinion. Second, while they DO increase the maximum output for your guitar, the tone is not all that's cracked up to be. It sounds way darker than what i've been used to, with brightness showing only in the higher tunings. Third, the tuning you choose will determine how well these sound. Standard, D, and C# are basically what these are made for (the Power pack is best for Drop C). Anything lower, regardless of string thickness, and it sounds like a floppy, crackly mess. Seriously, I put these on my Ibanez RG5EXFM1, and i've been using Dunlop and Titanium Slinkys for years, and these strings just made it sound like.....ugh i can't even say it without getting upset. Fourth, the will in fact (even on Bolt On Necks) give out AMAZING sustain! I played a palm muted open chord and the sustain lasted effectively 26 seconds. Bottom line, don't buy into the hype until you try them out and hear for yourself. I'm not saying they're bad, they're just limited in ability.

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Not for me

Just slapped a set of the .011-.048's on my Fender Telecaster. I usually put D'addario nickel wound .011-.049's on it. I tune in standard for the most part on my...Read complete review

Just slapped a set of the .011-.048's on my Fender Telecaster. I usually put D'addario nickel wound .011-.049's on it. I tune in standard for the most part on my 6 strings with some occasional drop d stuff. The strings... I'm not overly impressed with them. They do have a lot more presence but i'm not seeing the low end like some other people are. They make my ash body Telecaster sound more twangy like alder where i like the warm sound i get from the ash body in conjunction with my D'addarios. The cleans are nice. It sounds very crisp and glassy but i'm missing the warmth and low end i'm used to. Tried changing the EQ but still didn't do it. Dirty it does maintain clarity. You can play big chords with complex voicings and still hear every note even through a lot of gain. EVEN on the neck pickup it does not get muddy. This, to me, is the best thing about these strings. But my d'addarios still had hotter harmonics which surprised me. I don't care for the feel that much either. The wound strings feel kind of abrasive like an acoustic guitar string and the plain strings have an almost brittle feel to them. bending is smooth against the fret , however. That's what i found for myself about these strings. I have a pack of .010's that i'm going to put on my Carvin when it's due but if i get the same results... back to D'addarios

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW!!!!!

By Jimmy Kendall

from Kalamazoo MI

Comments about Ernie Ball 2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

hands down these are the best strings that ive ever used! i used to use DR strings and these blow em out of the water. the cobalts just feel and sound amazing! i play death metal in Eb tuning and the tone is just superb. i would really reccomend them . i wanna get the not even slinky cobalts and put em on my other guitar for really low tunings. ( Ab tuning)

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

What A Difference!

By Carl Tripodi

from Annapolis, Maryland

Comments about Ernie Ball 2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I nstalled these strings on my PRS Custom24 SE with EMG X series active pick ups, and wow what a difference they made. The notes are more detailed and the guitar sounds more aggressive. I wanted my PRS to sound more aggressive and these Cobalt strings do the job. The guitar sounds more versatile than ever before. The Ernie Ball Cobalt strings will be my strings of choice from now on for my PRS.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better bottom end.

By mike buchele

from toledo ohio

Comments about Ernie Ball 2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Put the Slinky's on my number one strat, and it is now a Tone Monster. Looks like its time to upgrade the back-ups, as well. Great tone all the way up and down the board.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not for trem bridges...

By Joey Higgins

from Memphis, TN

Comments about Ernie Ball 2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I REALLY wanted to give these strings a better review. I mean, they sound FANTASTIC and they feel so much better. I noticed the difference right away with my Les Paul, buuuut....I put them on my Ibanez RG with a Floyd Rose (Yes, Floyd Rose, not an Edge), and with each set, the A string kept breaking. I know it's not the bridge because this doesn't happen with other strings, and I know I didn't get a bad set because this happened with about 6 sets. The last one caused the string block to fly out and it's now missing, leaving my RG unplayable. I'm sixteen years old, and have the budget of a sixteen year old, I can't afford to replace strings or parts all the time. In the end, they're great if you have a hardtail guitar, but not if you have a Floyd or any kind of locking vibrato. :/

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Not the greatest

By Adam Thomason

from Hillsboro, MO

Comments about Ernie Ball 2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I bought these strings less than a week ago. they have amazing sound but the high e broke already. i dont change tunings all that much and don't have much experience but something tells me there strings should last for more than a couple days. the only reason they get two stars is in the couple days they were on my ESP F-50 they sounded great. I'll be going back to Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom now.

 
5.0

Exceeded Hype

By Carl Tripodi

from Annapolis, Md.

Comments about Ernie Ball 2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I installed these strings on my PRS Custom 24 SE and coupled with the EMG X series active pick ups, they made my PRS sound more agressive than it ever had before. I use the Boss ML2 Metal Core pedal and wow it made my PRS more metal. The sound comes alive and each note is more defined as well as louder. I had to turn the volume down a bit on the pedal. If you want to sound like a medal thrashing mad guitarist, these strings will give it to you. Have the guitar dropped to D sharp and the lows are sick. These are my strings of choice from now on.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best strings i have ever used.

By Robert Neely

from Houston TX

Comments about Ernie Ball 2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Used to use the earnie ball titanium strings. These cobalt blow them out of the water. I'm shredding on custom jakcson Rhoads with EMG 81 85 pickups, these strings turned my axe into a chainsaw.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not for me

By Dave Lembo

from NJ

Comments about Ernie Ball 2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Just slapped a set of the .011-.048's on my Fender Telecaster. I usually put D'addario nickel wound .011-.049's on it. I tune in standard for the most part on my 6 strings with some occasional drop d stuff. The strings... I'm not overly impressed with them. They do have a lot more presence but i'm not seeing the low end like some other people are. They make my ash body Telecaster sound more twangy like alder where i like the warm sound i get from the ash body in conjunction with my D'addarios. The cleans are nice. It sounds very crisp and glassy but i'm missing the warmth and low end i'm used to. Tried changing the EQ but still didn't do it. Dirty it does maintain clarity. You can play big chords with complex voicings and still hear every note even through a lot of gain. EVEN on the neck pickup it does not get muddy. This, to me, is the best thing about these strings. But my d'addarios still had hotter harmonics which surprised me. I don't care for the feel that much either. The wound strings feel kind of abrasive like an acoustic guitar string and the plain strings have an almost brittle feel to them. bending is smooth against the fret , however. That's what i found for myself about these strings. I have a pack of .010's that i'm going to put on my Carvin when it's due but if i get the same results... back to D'addarios

 
5.0

Believe me they actually sound better.

By ya know

from GR, NJ.

Comments about Ernie Ball 2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I was tentative at first of course, $10 is pretty expensive for a pack of strings. However, there is a noticable positive diference in the tone when you plug in. The sound is pure and the tonal clarity is unbelievable. Incredibly rich tone just from a pack of strings. I plau blues, and classic rock, perfect sound for both (and probably all) genres. I was never really an ernie ball player user until I used these, now I'm addicted. Definitely worth the $10. Give 'em a shot.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Limited

By Samuel Rodi

from East Palestine

Comments about Ernie Ball 2720 Cobalt Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I bought this pack and a pack of Hybrids at GC a couple months ago. To be honest, they aren't bad, BUT all this hype that I heard about them versus how good they REALLY are, is to me just no more than gossip. First off, I do not notice any corrosion/wear differences compared to the Titanium series, actually they seem to dull out faster in my opinion. Second, while they DO increase the maximum output for your guitar, the tone is not all that's cracked up to be. It sounds way darker than what i've been used to, with brightness showing only in the higher tunings. Third, the tuning you choose will determine how well these sound. Standard, D, and C# are basically what these are made for (the Power pack is best for Drop C). Anything lower, regardless of string thickness, and it sounds like a floppy, crackly mess. Seriously, I put these on my Ibanez RG5EXFM1, and i've been using Dunlop and Titanium Slinkys for years, and these strings just made it sound like.....ugh i can't even say it without getting upset. Fourth, the will in fact (even on Bolt On Necks) give out AMAZING sustain! I played a palm muted open chord and the sustain lasted effectively 26 seconds. Bottom line, don't buy into the hype until you try them out and hear for yourself. I'm not saying they're bad, they're just limited in ability.

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