Ernie Ball

Josh Lachapelle

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Love em! They’re seriously the best strings ever. They’re quality strings that last forever and sound and feel great!
 

Tom Whaley

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They’re my go to! Although I switch up the type sometimes… I’ve been comfortable with the skinny top / heavy bottom strings for a while. Great for down-tuning and keeping the integrity of your heavy tones in tact. My band had a song in Drop B for a while that sounded like farts until I put on those strings… now it punches exactly the way it should!
I’ve tried the Cobalt and M-Steel variations, and I’ve loved them, but they’re a little out of my price range for constant use. If we’re recording or doing something important, I’ll spring for the higher quality strings. If not, I’ll just roll with the $5 packs haha #ballinonabudget
 

Jeremy Baker

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Use em and love em. Regular Slinks for me. I have used hybrid before but the regs are my go to.
 

Filip Tomiša

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My experience with ernie ball strings is that the coated ones are great and last a long time but the regular ones get dirty pretty quick and start to rust. So I switched to elixir strings cause they have a long life and for some reason the music shop in my town stopped selling coated ernie ball strings so elixir is my only option.
 

Julian Barton

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I am in love with them! The new paradigms are amazing I bought the skinny top heavy bottom ones because I love to play a 10 52 gauge and get that push back. They didn’t break and that was my favorite part had to replace them when I tried to pull the guitar up by the Floyd when I was messing around and ripped a string out. Didn’t really break them then even lol.
 

david ruiztagle

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EBs in normal gauges (10-46) tend to break on me on the E string.
I use NYXLs and GHs Gilmour (which are great for bends).
 

Douglas Lane

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Not a fan of the strings, but I LOVE their guitars. I own a Majesty and a JP15, I can’t keep my hands off them
 

Justin Mcinnis

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If I’m gigging a lot, I love them. Only because if I’m gigging a lot, I’m changing my strings a lot, regardless of they’re actual lifetime. I mostly use d’addario NYXL. They are My favorite strings but not worth replacing every 7 hours of playing or so, at 12 bucks a pack. For heavy gigging Ernie ball slinky 10s.
 

Nic Cullen

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David, if the strings are breaking at a consistent spot on the same string, it sounds like it’s a problem with your guitar. Where is t breaking?
 

david ruiztagle

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Nic,
It breaks on either end and on different guitars of the Fender Elite models. I’ve targeted the EBs to be a cause of this as it doesn’t happen with other string brands. It is what it is with EB.
 

Kristian Crosato

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I have tried a lot of different companies, but Ernie Ball are simply amazing. My first guitar, a cheap stratocopy that I don’t really use anymore, has had on the same skinny top heavy bottom set for 4 years by now and, despite the rust and the “dead” sound, once tuned it still stays in tune…after 4 years!! That means quality
 

Kristian Crosato

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David,
have you tried to lubrificate all the point of contact between the strings and the bridge and also on the nut? A cheap and fast way to do it is to use graphite tempered by a pencil, it has great antifriction property, this is always a useful trick with all the kind of strings