Amazing string! no hype
I've been a guitarist for over 40 years. I was a huge Dean Markley ultra lights guy for a long time until I made the switch to Ernie Ball Super Slinky's in the late 70's. From time to time, I've tried others just to check them out. Always ran back to Super Slinky's. I tried the Cobalt Super Slinky's a few months ago very warily and skeptically. Man, was I impressed! I've swapped all my guitars to these strings and won't go back! They are louder and "punchier". The notes are clearer and cut through the mix. They are easy on the fingers and last a LONG time. I'm all over the place on genres from Hendrix to Breaking Benjamin and my primary guitars are (all American) Les Paul Custom, Explorer, SSH Stratocaster, and Deluxe Telecaster. There was a very noticeable positive difference on every guitar. If you pay attention to your tone (and you should), the difference is well worth the extra dollars!