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Ernie Ball 2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings  

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Ernie Ball 2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Strings are a perfect match for those who like the ability to combine the combination of Super and Regular Slinkys. The Cobalt Series is clearly an improv... Click To Read More About This Product

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Ernie Ball 2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Strings are a perfect match for those who like the ability to combine the combination of Super and Regular Slinkys. 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: 09-11-16-26-36-46.

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Ernie Ball2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Strings on Steroids!!!!!!

I just put these on my Ibanez Artcore. I am always trying to get the most out of my guitar. I play through a Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10. I usually play D&R...Read complete review

I just put these on my Ibanez Artcore. I am always trying to get the most out of my guitar. I play through a Vox AC4TV 4W 1x10. I usually play D&R Highbeams just to get that extra punch for that classic hard rock sound. The pickups on the Artcore are not as hot as others so they need a little help...I played these this morning at a worship service. Wow!!!!..I started playing and the sound was over the top. The clean was punchy and clear(very clear)and also warm. I was amazed, then turning on my Fulltone Fulldrive they became monsters. The tone reminded me of the sound i got from having active pickups and harmonics are amazing, the feel is just like it says "they are like butter" you just have to try them. I have found my strings from now on. For the price Try Them!!! These strings rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

New and Different, not for me..

I waited awhile for this string to finally become available. I got my first set last week and strung up one of my Gibson Vs. Right from the start I wasn't that sure whether...Read complete review

I waited awhile for this string to finally become available. I got my first set last week and strung up one of my Gibson Vs. Right from the start I wasn't that sure whether I would like them or not. In appearance they resemble stainless steel strings, and the way they feel under fret is similar to stainless as well. Their tone is indeed clearer and more articulate, and *maybe* more output in the upper frequencies, but to my ear this tone was more of a shift then a complete boost. I felt the increase in upper mids, and cleaner note production came at a cost of the lower frequencies and overall warmth. Last night at rehearsal I wasn't happy at all with my tone. It was acceptable, but I felt my amp's low end punch had somewhat vanished..and lacked the character it typically has.

I have been a fan of Ernie Ball's RPS slinkys for over twenty years, trying out other strings but always coming back. They just seem to add the finishing touch in NAILING that highly coveted Marshall/Gibson tone that I die for. These strings were a departure from that standard. Finally, their cost is twice the amount of a standard set of Slinkys...

Can you imagine what strings I am getting next?

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4.0

Cobalt

By chris

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Ernie Ball 2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Spud great but I feel like they have more bad feedback then regular strings, like an annoying register

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Dwight

from Kearny, NJ

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

    These are the best strings I've used so far. And I've been playing for a while. I used to buy another brand that was good, but I think these are way better. Great tone and long life for my Les Paul. Seems to me they stay in tune as well. I don't have a Rose or a whammy, so that isn't an issue. I'll be sticking with these for a while. Very satisfied.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not worth the asking price

    By Jonny the jammer

    from arizona

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Louder

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

        I evaluated these strings for a week coming off of regular hybrid slinkys. These strings have an improved and louder tone. But, these strings don't stay in tune as well as I what I normally use. I give them thumbs down because staying in tune wins when playing a show. You will have to tune your traditional whammy equipped Stratoblaster between every song. I notice all the names on the pack of strings. I find it hard to believe. I will stick with my regular slinky hybrids. The price per pack is too much for too little.

         
        5.0

        These are pretty awesome.

        By ThatGuitarGuy

        from Kingsport, TN

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright
        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Smooth
        • Snappy
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Metal
          • Practicing
          • Virtuoso

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

          These Cobalt Slinkys are pretty great quality. They have a warm and lucid tone and sound pretty loud unamplified. I use a floyd rose tremolo system and they can take a beating. They are pretty easy to navigate on as well. Especially the three unwound strings. I've had strings in the past that were sharp, but these are silky smooth.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best strings ive ever used

          By Mike Button

          from Billerica, MA

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

          I bought a pack of these one day about a year or so ago, and i will never use another type of string again. 110% worth the 10 bucks. I warn you, you will have to keep spending 10 bucks on a restring because these are the best!

          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Money for nothin'....

          By TempleTantrum

          from Berryville, VA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

            Cons

            • Harsh And Brittle Sound
            • Poor Tone Quality
            • Too Expensive
            • Unable To Stay In Tune

            Best Uses

            • Cat Toy

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

            The only reasonable use for these expensive gadgets would be as a cat toy. Seriously, they cost too much, sound harsh as nails on a chalkboard and won't stay in tune consistently, especially on a Rose equipped ax. I've heard of more than a couple of trigger-men who've put their names on the dotted line as users; personally I don't think the strings stayed on longer than than the end of the interview. After only 1 week, I'm back to my D'Addario Hybrid set and it went from stretched to staying in tune in 3 days.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best strings I've ever played

            By Will Morrison

            from Michigan

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Smooth To Play
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

              Without a doubt, these are the best strings I've ever used. I play a HSS Stratocaster, and I'd been looking for a bit more punch to my tone than I was getting with Fender or nickel-wound Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinkys. Tried these babies on a whim, and, while you're paying twice as much for them, they're worth every penny. They bend beautifully, have terrific harmonics, and last way longer than any strings I've ever used(I'm talking, like, six months with daily practice). I did have to adjust my pickups to balance out the new tone, but, overall, I feel like my guitar plays better and sounds better with these strings, compared to their nickel-wound equivilent.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ernie Ball Cobalt

              By Michael Etchason

              from Big Lake,MN

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

              I have just now tried the new Cobalt strings(9to46). I love the strings I have from the Ernie Ball company so far, they come in a seal pack and look good inside...no rust,etc.. I don't know all the tech. stuff, I just know that these strings have a better sound than the super slinky that I was using !! VERY GOOD !!!

               
              5.0

              Not another gimmick

              By Kirkpatric

              from Birmingham, AL

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Noticeable Differences

              Cons

              • May Have To Reset Pickups

              Best Uses

              • All Uses

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

              The wound strings sound like a piano! Loud and strident. The unwound strings sound great but slightly overpowered by wound strings. Great feel.

              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              New and Different, not for me..

              By Adrian R.

              from Chicago, IL

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2722 Cobalt Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

              I waited awhile for this string to finally become available. I got my first set last week and strung up one of my Gibson Vs. Right from the start I wasn't that sure whether I would like them or not. In appearance they resemble stainless steel strings, and the way they feel under fret is similar to stainless as well. Their tone is indeed clearer and more articulate, and *maybe* more output in the upper frequencies, but to my ear this tone was more of a shift then a complete boost. I felt the increase in upper mids, and cleaner note production came at a cost of the lower frequencies and overall warmth. Last night at rehearsal I wasn't happy at all with my tone. It was acceptable, but I felt my amp's low end punch had somewhat vanished..and lacked the character it typically has.

              I have been a fan of Ernie Ball's RPS slinkys for over twenty years, trying out other strings but always coming back. They just seem to add the finishing touch in NAILING that highly coveted Marshall/Gibson tone that I die for. These strings were a departure from that standard. Finally, their cost is twice the amount of a standard set of Slinkys...

              Can you imagine what strings I am getting next?

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