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Thread: Cobalt Strings - yay or nay?

  1. #16
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    I've tried the Cobalt Strings, and they were nice, but I still prefer the Ernie Ball RPS Strings; 10-46. By the way, I'm new to the forum here. Hello everyone.

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    Welcome! Can't argue with that ... RPS are great strings.

  3. #18
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    Welcome aboard, Jim.

    I'm still trying to decide on the Cobalts. They have pluses and minuses for me. I like the little added growl they give me. A low E chug sounds pretty nasty with these things and pinch harmonic squeals seem to come much easier. But overall, they do seem a bit brighter than my regular Slinkys. It's going to take a little time for me to decide.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis Super Sport Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1996 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black
    A half-dozen pawn shop beaters no one cares about

    http://mountainkingmusic.com
    http://spychocyco.blogspot.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by beej View Post
    Ok ... but I'm saying you shouldn't need a more reinforced ball end if your guitar has no issues. That's not something that happens to everyone.
    Okay, I'm giving the Cobalts another chance on my non-Floyded guitars. They're certainly much more economical than the Paradigms and they sound as good as the M-Steels.

    I like the 3-pack deals you can get with the Cobalts, too.

  5. #20
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    I'm slowly coming around to the Cobalts. Feel is slightly different under the fingers, which took some getting used to, and there are still times where something sounds a little "off" to me (not "off" bad, but "off" different from what I'm used to). But then I crank up the distortion and chug.

    I wasn't wild about the Paradigms. I had them put on after my last setup. I didn't dislike them, necessarily, but after a couple of months, I really just decided they weren't for me. I may try the Cobalts out on a couple of other guitars, though.
    My stuff:
    2007 Axis Pacific Blue Burst (9/25/07)
    2016 Axis Super Sport Starry Night PDN (11/23/16)
    1989 Fender HM Strat HSS Blackstone
    2016 Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe Caribbean Night
    1996 Washburn N2 Padauk Stain
    SBMM JP70 Trans Purpleburst
    SBMM S.U.B. SB4 Black
    A half-dozen pawn shop beaters no one cares about

    http://mountainkingmusic.com
    http://spychocyco.blogspot.com

  6. #21
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    The 6-Packs of Cobalts you can get @ Amazon for $45 are an even better deal than the 3-Packs

    6 Sets of Ernie Ball Cobalt Regular Slinky 2721 Electric Guitar Strings 10-46 Amazon.com: 6 Sets of Ernie Ball Cobalt Regular Slinky 2721 Electric Guitar Strings 10-46: Musical Instruments

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