Submitted January 29, 2014 by Mike W in Houston, TX
"Sweet spot redefined"
I bought these because I had a coupon and it was about to expire. I put a set on my ESP m100 and it blew my mind. The pickups I was just barely satisfied with became raging monsters that screamed with every pinch harmonic I reached for. I was seriously considering swapping out the pups on this guitar. All I really needed were strings that brought out all the qualities they were supposed to have. Try these strings, they are much cheaper than a new set of pups!
Pinch harmonics rip easily from mediocre pups that rarely screamed before. The sound is more clear and defined as well. The "muddy" quality I never liked disappeared.
The one difference that concerned me at first, but turned out to be a plus as well, was that these strings felt tighter at first. Once they were stretched in and played a little they became more comfortable than any nickel strings I have ever played. They really are "slinky."
Ease of Use
Cobalts are the same as any other string to install.
Best string I have ever used. I will never play anything else again.
The value makes sense when you consider the change to a mediocre instrument is pretty close to what you might get from a hundred bucks worth of pickups and another hundred bucks to install them correctly.
I have always like Ernie Ball, now I'm an addict.
The Wow Factor
They blew my mind and I can't leave them alone.
Rock, metal, blues, layered psychedelic rock, etc.
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