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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... 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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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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Will replace defective strings.


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Ernie Ball2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
3.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

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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(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Disappointing

By TIM MATHIS

from Greenville SC

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

I am a loyal Ernie Ball user, however. I Purchased these strings a week ago to the day, they were played approximately 4 hours, and while strumming a chord the A string snapped. Not the quality you would expect for the money.I have been using Ernie Ball regular and super slinky for 2 years now, and have never had a string to break until now. Will continue to use Ernie Ball strings, just not the M-steel.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

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

By ANDREW TRECHA

from San Diego, CA

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

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.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

BEST Strings I've ever played

By Jack Gibson

from Antioch, CA

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

These strings gave my Les Paul a new lease on life. I've never heard my guitar sound so good, especially in the low-end and mids. I was a little hesitant to believe what the strings said they would do, but they really are louder, and more vibrant. Really addicting to play, my wife actually noticed a difference acoustically as well. I've previously been a D'addario player, but these strings are here to stay for me. Great job Ernie Ball...

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

By Roman Davis

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!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Unmatched tone, quality

By Dirty John

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.

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Sound nice but snapped real easy

By Ryan

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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Super Nice Strings

By Armando Mineiro

from Charlotte NC

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

Great strings noticeable difference in tone and sustain using these. They look like they are very strong "built like a tank". I have been using them for 2 weeks now and so far no string breakage or loss of tone yet. I recommend trying these you may like them.

 
4.0

Pretty good

By shredicusmaximus

from Knoxville, TN

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    I bought these after christmas of last year. They were pretty darn good. They had more output than my original GHS and better feel. The only con I could find is that last for a few weeks. Then again, that may not have been the strings since I pull up on the whammy bar a lot. So it may have been me. Either way they are great strings and I would recommend them to any lead guitarist who constantly changes their strings, or any for that matter if they wanna spend a few extra bucks.

     
    1.0

    Very disappointed

    By Jimmy Corn

    from Cedar Rapids IA

    About Me Novice

    Pros

      Cons

      • Damaged out of package
      • Not Consistent
      • Poor Tone Quality

      Best Uses

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

        The primary reason I purchased these was probably just as a recommendation from the person over the counter for playing punkish music. After stringing and tuning my guitar I immediately noticed a problem before strumming at all. The G string looked as if someone had clamped down on it with vice-grips at least 4 times, as it clearly had very strong bends and waves in the strung out string all throughout its length. This was brand new straight out of a package and really killed my mood being how expensive these strings were. Strumming the strings in tune gives off a boarish, bassey, tingy sound with NO treble/high at all. Maybe someone wants this sound, but for me it's probably the worst sound I could've gotten out of strings.

         
        5.0

        Awesome Strings

        By brad tolliver

        from Bozeman, MT

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

        These Strings are an improvement over the already awesome Cobalt strings. I've been playing guitar for 14 years, and haven't ever found a string that gave me the tone that these give me. They feel different than Nickel strings, but there's something addicting about these. Acoustically they even sound louder. Really impressed, and will probably play these and the Cobalt strings on all of my main axes.

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