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Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings  

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M-Steel Regular Electric Guitar Strings are made of M-Steel, short for Maraging Steel, is a superalloy used in high stress applications for the aerosp... Read More

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M-Steel Regular Electric Guitar Strings are made of M-Steel, short for Maraging Steel, is a superalloy used in high stress applications for the aerospace and defense industries. The wound strings are comprised of a patented Super Cobalt alloy wrapped around a Maraging steel hex core wire, producing a richer and fuller tone with powerful low end response. M-Steel plain strings are comprised of a specially tempered steel for maximum fatigue resistance. A patented winding of steel around the ball end of the plain strings reduces slippage, breakage and stays in tune better than conventional plain strings.

Features
  • Ultra high output guitar strings
  • Constructed of Maraging Steel
  • Super Cobalt alloy wrapped around a Maraging Steel hex core wire
  • Provides maximum fatigue resistance
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Ernie Ball2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Decent Pair of Strings

These stings had a lot of hype surrounding them. Partly because of the aggressive advertising Ernie Ball has done for this product, and partly because they are Ernie Ball strings. What this does...Read complete review

These stings had a lot of hype surrounding them. Partly because of the aggressive advertising Ernie Ball has done for this product, and partly because they are Ernie Ball strings. What this does is it gives people very high expectations, especially the way that Ernie Ball has been putting these strings out. When these expectations are hardly met, people begin to feel disappointed which is fair. However, that doesn't mean that these string are horrible. I have been playing guitar for only about 5-6 years, so I'm no expert. I'm probably considered a novice compared to most guitarists that typically write reviews. I have used Ernie Ball guitar strings for most of my guitar playing years and I have to say that these strings aren't their best, but they are definitely far from their worst. It is nice that this product is a close relative to the Cobalt strings, which are my personal favorite. It does have that going for it. However, the strings didn't show much improvement from the Cobalt. In fact I would say this is just a more expensive version of the Cobalt strings. I actually find the tone to be better from the Cobalt. We all seek different tones. I try to look for a tone that is nice and full but not very bright. That is another thing about the strings, the variety of gauges are different than what some people may be used to. At least in my case the regular slinkys seemed to be a little too light. Just like the cobalt strings, these strings seem very durable, although I have only had them for a few weeks. I am definitely going to give these strings another go around with different gauges just to see if it is neccessary to replace them from the Cobalt strings.

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Regular Slinky user - did not like the M-Steels at all...

Picked these up from GC after signing up for the String Club. The sales associate, being the good salesperson she is, up-sold me on the M-Steels. I really wanted to try the Coated...Read complete review

Picked these up from GC after signing up for the String Club. The sales associate, being the good salesperson she is, up-sold me on the M-Steels. I really wanted to try the Coated Titanium RPS strings, but they don't have them in stores, and I was game to try out the M-Steels. I've been using the Regular Slinky's for quite some time and been quite happy with them. They aren't the longest lasting string, but if you take care of them (wipe them down after use), they sound and feel great and last a reasonably long time. These M-Steels sound and feel like DR strings, which are my go to strings for Gibson guitars as they work better for me for the shorter scale length. On my tele, the M-Steels feel awful. The wound strings have a gripiness and roughness to them and the tension is higher and they sound harsh in comparison to the regular Slinky's. They are a very different sounding and feeling string. Some people may like them, but for my purposes, they just aren't going to work and will be taken off and replaced with Regular Slinky's. I think they'd probably work for me on a Gibson, but I no longer own one. I still ordered some of the Coated Titanium RPS sets to try, but I have the feeling I'll be sticking with the Regular, and less expensive Slinky's.

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5.0

Unmatched tone, quality

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from Rochester, NY

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Crisp Rich Tone
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • No cons

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Best strings ever. Enhance innate sound of your guitar. I will never use any other strings. Let's hope EB makes these strings forever.

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1.0

Sound nice but snapped real easy

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from Youngstown, OH

Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I strung my les paul up and was excited to hear the difference that these strings claim to have. I had all the strings on the guitar and snug, now it was time to tune and all went well until the high E. I turned the tuner a half turn and it popped without enough tension for it to be in tune yet. I called guitar center and they didn't care because they just assumed I was some noob who tightened it too much so I didn't even bother arguing the fact that I have been playing for 15+ years and this has never happened before. After that, I still gave these strings a chance, maybe it was a defect, I thought. I put my old high E that I had just removed back on and tuned up and the strings sounded good while playing chords but as soon as I bent the B string a half step that one popped too. So be warned, they are fragile. I think its the tempered steel not willing to bend like that or something.. either way I will not be purchasing another set of the M-Steel strings again.

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5.0

Ernie Ball"s best strings yet!!

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from indianapolis, Indiana

Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I have a epiphone les paul. Up until I put these Ernie Ball M-Steel strings on, I wasn't very happy with the sound I was getting from my guitar. But now the sound is a much richer, fuller and louder sound. These strings really bring out a quality that was lacking with the other strings I have been using. I guess these are my strings of choice for now on. Good job Ernie Ball!!!

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3.0

Darker sound, easily tarnished

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from Round Lake, IL

Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I've been using EBs since who knows how long, this string is maybe for strats if you like to get a darker/rounder sound with more bass. Just like any other EB strings, it gets easily tarnished. The strings didn't last a couple of hours playing and it looked oxidized already. The wounded strings are also not so slinky compared to other EB strings. It has more friction, noticeably during slides. If you like to change string often EBs always sounded good, but doesn't last long.

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5.0

Ernie Ball has done it again

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from Due West, SC

Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Ernie Ball came through on yet another set of strings. They last a long time and do not lose their volume throughout their life. They have a very distinct sound that is different from most of Ernie Ball string. But its a good different. I'm glad Ernie Ball still makes their string in the US. I have tried ALOT of other string companies and keep coming back to Ernie Ball.

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5.0

Great strings from Ernie Ball

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from Donalds, SC

Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Ernie Ball has come through once again. The strings have a very distinct sound to them. They last a good little while and still maintain their volume through out their life. I'm glad that Ernie Ball still makes their strings in America. I have tried A LOT of guitar strings, and I keep coming back to Ernie Ball for electrics.

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4.0

Amazing

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from Medford New York

Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I bought these strings about a week ago and let me tell you, these strings have nice tone, sustain and they are loud. I bought these strings wanting to try something new. I'm not disappointed. The only thing I didn't like about these strings was the price, the strings I usually buy are the Ernie Ball regular Slinkys I could have bought about four packs of the regular Slinkys but I was willing to pay for the m-steel strings instead.

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5.0

Loud

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from El paso Tx

Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

One of the best guitar strings I've tried, I loved Ernie's COBALT strings before these came out, but definitively I'll go with these ones from now on.

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5.0

And I thought they would never top the cobalts....

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from McComb,MS

Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I've been an Ernie Ball guy forever. They are on all of my guitars. Slinkys, then Cobalts, now the M-Steels. There was a difference i feel going from regular to cobalt that took a little getting used, but it is lees so going from Cobalt to the M Steels. I noticed right away the increase in both volume and sustain. I've put them on both Gibsons and Fenders and they just rule. No loss of tone or clarity after three weeks, and I'm not gentle with them at all. Great strings!

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4.0

Decent Pair of Strings

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from San Clemente, CA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

These stings had a lot of hype surrounding them. Partly because of the aggressive advertising Ernie Ball has done for this product, and partly because they are Ernie Ball strings. What this does is it gives people very high expectations, especially the way that Ernie Ball has been putting these strings out. When these expectations are hardly met, people begin to feel disappointed which is fair. However, that doesn't mean that these string are horrible. I have been playing guitar for only about 5-6 years, so I'm no expert. I'm probably considered a novice compared to most guitarists that typically write reviews. I have used Ernie Ball guitar strings for most of my guitar playing years and I have to say that these strings aren't their best, but they are definitely far from their worst. It is nice that this product is a close relative to the Cobalt strings, which are my personal favorite. It does have that going for it. However, the strings didn't show much improvement from the Cobalt. In fact I would say this is just a more expensive version of the Cobalt strings. I actually find the tone to be better from the Cobalt. We all seek different tones. I try to look for a tone that is nice and full but not very bright. That is another thing about the strings, the variety of gauges are different than what some people may be used to. At least in my case the regular slinkys seemed to be a little too light. Just like the cobalt strings, these strings seem very durable, although I have only had them for a few weeks. I am definitely going to give these strings another go around with different gauges just to see if it is neccessary to replace them from the Cobalt strings.

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