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    Angry Buyer Beware Ernie Ball Flatwound!! 50/70/85/105's Cobalt Flat's

    These strings require far more tension and broke 3 of 4 tuners day one, after new tuners the D just came apart and I threw the entire set in the trash. The NEW sealed package did not protect the strings from rust, kink in the end winding on 2 strings and the wrapping was loose and fuzzy. The worst strings I ever bought. I will NEVER buy Ernie Ball again after these..Cost me $135 to repair the damage. How are these people in business?

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    Broke 3 of 4 tuners? Did you try putting them on a Hondo guitar or something?

    I find this post and thread to be HIGHLY suspect.
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    Hi there- if you have problems with any EB products, your best bet is to call the customer service folks and let them help you out.

    It's hard for me to imagine how a set of strings broke bass tuners. Not saying I don't believe it, but that's pretty unusual ... I would suspect you had a problem with the instrument.

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    I had once a tuner break for me, was a cheap bass guitar, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lane Johnson View Post
    These strings require far more tension and broke 3 of 4 tuners day one, after new tuners the D just came apart and I threw the entire set in the trash. The NEW sealed package did not protect the strings from rust, kink in the end winding on 2 strings and the wrapping was loose and fuzzy. The worst strings I ever bought. I will NEVER buy Ernie Ball again after these..Cost me $135 to repair the damage. How are these people in business?
    Hi Lane,
    Sorry to hear that you had an issue with your Cobalt Flatwounds. Shoot us an email at customerexperience@ernieball.com and we'll look into this for you.

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    Well, since this seems to be in the process of being taken care of, I'll just shut this down now.

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