Ernie Ball 2721 Cobalt Regular Slinky Electric Strings (.010-.046)Item ID: EB2721
.010-.046 Electric Guitar Strings - Cobalt
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Next-gen Guitar StringsErnie Ball Cobalt guitar strings are made of a new alloy formulation that gives you higher output, better sound, and longer life. Cobalt strings' special iron/cobalt blend attracts the magnets in your pickups better than any other alloy. When you string up with Ernie Ball Cobalts, you'll immediately notice the incredible comfort these strings offer - silky and pliable under your fretting fingers; your pick will seem to glide over the strings, letting you execute fast passages effortlessly. And when you plug in, you'll get increased power, beefy yet defined lows, improved midrange focus, harmonics, and sustain, and crisp highs. Try a set of Ernie Ball Cobalt strings - you're gonna love 'em!
Ernie Ball Cobalt Guitar Strings at a Glance:
Beta tested by the creme de la creme
In the development of their Cobalt strings, Ernie Ball tapped select members of their star-studded artist roster - including Steve Morse, John Petrucci, Randy Jackson, Tony Levin, and Slash - to be beta testers for the new formulation. John Petrucci reported that the Cobalts sound "amazing," with "increased power, incredible clarity, and incredible sonic balance." He noted that the Cobalts seem "softer" under your fretting fingers (the term he used was "buttery"). Slash noted that - before being plugged in - the Cobalts "have an entirely different feel than normal strings." He goes on to characterize this sensation as "bouncy and pliable," and "a lot of fun for bending." When amplified, Slash commented that the Cobalts were just as bright as titanium strings, but more "guttural," with more "growl to them."
Cobalt formula gives you higher output and better sound
A half century ago, Ernie Ball practically invented "rock" guitar strings. And now, with Cobalt, they've re-invented them. After exhaustive testing of over 350 alloy combinations, the company ended up with an optimal formula that - as compared with conventional strings - gives you higher output, beefier lows with increased definition, improved midrange focus, shimmering harmonics and more robust sustain. You get a brighter sound without inducing harshness by turning up the treble on your amp.
Cobalts last longer
Ernie Ball Cobalt guitar strings last longer, retaining their brightness long after other strings have given up the ghost. Steve Morse reported having a set on one of his guitars "for several weeks," and with daily use - "sweaty hands" and all - the Cobalts "still sound bright... They just don't have that dead sound," he says. So, with higher output, better sound, and the monetary benefits of not having to change strings so often, Cobalts have it all over traditional alloy formulations. Check out a set of Ernie Ball Cobalt strings - you'll love 'em!
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Todd, Dunedin, FL
Reviewsbased on 5 reviews
Good bye Elixir
by mark from augusta gaI have played since 1974. I remember back in the 70's when strings broke for me on a regular basis. I read about these in a interview with The ball family in Guitar player and felt "why not?" .. I put... read more [+] them on my 2012 Les paul classic custom since I had some issues with elixirs ( was my favorites) staying in tune on it. it was also a instructional moment for my daughter showing her the right way to string em up.
July 5, 2012
Music Background: semi
Once i was done and tuned up I proceeded to play the hell out of them doing all sorts of bends and such for about 30 mins. My daughter asked me what was wrong. I was blown away. Still in tune. I have never had strings hold tune like that being brand new. I swear never have I been so sold on something. That was 2 weeks ago and have only had to make a few adjustments. Outstanding !!!!!! close [-]
Ernie Ball Slinky Cobalt (Hawaii)
by RJ Kaneao from Waikoloa, HI USAI've tried many different strings and wasn't to much a gimmick biter.. Everyone claims to have the best strings and rightfully they should feel that way cause it's their own product.. I have two small... read more [+] string endorsements that I've had for awhile until I got signed by Ernie Ball-music man a month or so ago.. I've used their super slinky for years and lets face it "there's nothing better then a great set of fresh strings on your instruments"! Being that this is my comment and review on these Cobalts I want you to know in no way am I bring partial or bias but giving you a true fact! Ready? Here it comes.. "Ernie Ball Cobalt strings are the best strings I've ever used in my entire life"! I've been a solidified professional full-time musician for 17 years and counting and I'm on stage a minimum of twice a week to 6-7 days a week.. I've literally tried them all or atleast I feel I have.. These strings are a pleasure to use and feel so seductive and light but still holds beautiful tone,sustain is amazing and the output seems to have more gain in it.. Idk what else I could say but this " best strings on the market" hands down! Aloha close [-]
June 17, 2012
Music Background: Artist,musician,producer,recording engineer and Ernie Ball- Music ManArtist
I was a GHS Boomer guy... until now...
by MA Mealer from Tunnel Hill, GaBest tone out of a string I've had in a long time. They stretch out well and my guitar just seemed to have higher, clearer output. I didn't believe there could be that much of a difference between s... read more [+]tring brands, but this one blows away all the others by far! close [-]
June 1, 2012
Music Background: Church Musician
thought it was just hype
by Gary Gambill from Wausau,WiI don't buy into the next big thing most of the time,but i thought i would try these strings.I noticed a big difference right away.I bought the 10-46 set but to me they play and feel like a 9 set.for ... read more [+]some reason the tension seems lighter more rubbery in a sense.I had my setup the same as far as guitar amps and so on,and there is a volume difference.A person just learning to play might not notice it,but its like there is more of what was there before,if that makes sense.I haven't put down my guitar for about 4 hours now,everything seems to be easier to play.....a bit more smooth.... close [-]
March 4, 2012
Music Background: Music teacher
by Shawn from Argenta, IL USAI've been a Slinky user for a long time and although these strings sound good, they didn't hold up for my playing. After one gig, they were breaking ( I haven't broke a string in years ). I have acidi... read more [+]ty hands so I have to wipe the strings clean after every set but it didn't help a bit. I believe I'll go back to the long life coated slinkys as they are more dependable for my playing. close [-]
July 16, 2012
Music Background: Audio Engineer, Producer, Singer/Songwriter, Artist, Pro