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    Default Ernie Ball Cobalts

    Just wondering if anyone had tried the new Ernie Ball Cobalt strings?

    I'm a strong believer in their gauge 10 regulars, i'd imagine these cobalts to be perhaps thicker, or more resistant when bending.
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    Default Re: Ernie Ball Cobalts

    i can't wait to try a set myself... i've heard they tend to last and stay bright longer... but i've heard string companies make the same sales pitches before...

    But the cool part of these is Cobalt is extremely magnetic so they should work well in the pick up's feild... makes me kind of wonder if they will be more prone to adding ghosts notes and overtones on strats with higher pick up adjustments...

    the strings should not be any thicker then a normal string set... it's just a different metal alloy not a coating

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    I have been looking for them and they aren't out yet...End of this month or early March..
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    I have been considering trying some EB's so I will put these on my list to pick up when they are available. Thanx alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarrob View Post
    I have been considering trying some EB's so I will put these on my list to pick up when they are available. Thanx alot.
    They will be about $10 a pack here in the states when they do arrive...Just want to try a pack and see,but I'm very happy with their Rock And Roll Pure Nickel strings...The cobolt will be strings tonally in the complete opposite direction... ;o)
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    Default Re: Ernie Ball Cobalts

    It should eat frets for lunch, no?
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    Default Re: Ernie Ball Cobalts

    I'm definitely interested in em.

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    Default Re: Ernie Ball Cobalts

    They are out, they're just back ordered to all hell, a friend of mine got his in the mail the other day. He said as of yet, they're not worth the $10, they feel and play just like the regular sets. He said he'd probably change his tune if they last longer however.

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    Hope it is going against the ever spreading trend with rubbery strings, with sorry excuses for steelcores....
    When my old 250's runs out...I am screwed then....
    Hmm should try these buggers....I like the D'Addario XL Prosteel strings....but they eat up frets like a mother.....
    But the feel and volume plus raw power is great!
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    Quote Originally Posted by STRATDELUXER97 View Post
    They will be about $10 a pack here in the states when they do arrive...Just want to try a pack and see,but I'm very happy with their Rock And Roll Pure Nickel strings...The cobolt will be strings tonally in the complete opposite direction... ;o)
    So what type of signature are you thinking these new cobalts will give you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarrob View Post
    So what type of signature are you thinking these new cobalts will give you?
    Just curious,but I can surely live without em! ;o) They are supposed to feel "buttery"...more harmonic content,clearer notes....more powerful sounding..If they last longer and don't eat up my frets,I'm all over them..

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    Quote Originally Posted by STRATDELUXER97 View Post
    Just curious,but I can surely live without em! ;o) They are supposed to feel "buttery"...more harmonic content,clearer notes....more powerful sounding..If they last longer and don't eat up my frets,I'm all over them..
    Interesting, I will have to try a set.
    Quote Originally Posted by STRATDELUXER97 View Post
    Watch the Steve Morse,Pettrucci videos on YouTube..
    They are using these strings?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarrob View Post
    Interesting, I will have to try a set.

    They are using these strings?
    They have been a couple of the EB test pilots for them...Both EB guys...Worth just trying 1 set I think anyway?
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    I think I am going to try out a set. What do you have to lose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by guitarrob View Post
    I think I am going to try out a set. What do you have to lose?
    Just $10..... ;o) Won't break the bank..
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    Quote Originally Posted by STRATDELUXER97 View Post
    Just curious,but I can surely live without em! ;o) They are supposed to feel "buttery"...more harmonic content,clearer notes....more powerful sounding..
    Hasn't every new string in history been marketed exactly the same way?

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    Quote Originally Posted by misterwhizzy View Post
    Hasn't every new string in history been marketed exactly the same way?
    Can't answer that one? ;o)

    I Like inexpensive,consistent,and good tone....D Addario XLs and the EB Pure Nickel have been doing this for me..The DAdarrios are very hard to beat and thats what I use most.
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    wouldn't know, but I don't plan on finding out either. Any set of Ernie Ball strings that I've ever had have rusted out or broken with a week or two. Swtiched to Dunlop strings, and if I have to change them once a month its bad. Plus Dunlops way cheaper than Ernie Ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tonello View Post
    wouldn't know, but I don't plan on finding out either. Any set of Ernie Ball strings that I've ever had have rusted out or broken with a week or two. Swtiched to Dunlop strings, and if I have to change them once a month its bad. Plus Dunlops way cheaper than Ernie Ball.
    Whatever works for you.....works! I'll try them just cause I can! ;o)
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    Quote Originally Posted by STRATDELUXER97 View Post
    Whatever works for you.....works! I'll try them just cause I can! ;o)
    Hope they work better for you because right now, spending money on something for it to suck is a bad thing.

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