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Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings  

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Hear your solos like never before.

Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinky Electric Guitar Strings are the perfect hybrid set for those who like thick bottom strings without sacrificing the ability to solo on smaller strings. The Cobalt Series is clearly an improvement on its classic nickel-wound counterpart giving the player increased sustain, clarity, and output. In addition, they resist sweat and moisture better and have unmatched flexibility when compared to other nickel wound strings.

"Ernie Ball Cobalt Strings sound and feel better than anything I've ever played! You have to check these out!" - Slash.
"Cobalt Strings feel incredibly silky under my fingers and deliver more punch, output, and clarity than normal strings!" - John Petrucci.
"There's a certain degree of clarity and punch you get from Cobalt Strings that I haven't heard tonally from any other strings I've played." - Joe Bonamassa.

All Ernie Ball strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and the most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance, and long life. Made in the USA.

Gauges: 10-13-17-30-42-52.

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Ernie Ball2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings
 
3.8

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

60%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    TRY THESE FOR YOURSELF!

    I've been playing for 15 years, have a degree in music, and transcribe music on a normal basis. The reason I bring this up is because I have finely tuned my ear over...Read complete review

    I've been playing for 15 years, have a degree in music, and transcribe music on a normal basis. The reason I bring this up is because I have finely tuned my ear over the last 15 years. I was a GHS guy for the past 15 years because of the even tone, the strength of the string, and how well they stay in tune. Ive tried Ernie balls and hated them with a passion. Ive been using the new cobalts for a couple days and cannot say enough good things about them. There is a VERY noticeable difference in output. One thing i saw as a complaint on one of the other reviews is that they dont stay in tune very well and that theyre floppy, this is the absolute opposite of the truth. While its true that they seem to be a bit more elastic, this actually keeps them in MUCH better tune. I my guitar into a strobe tuner, which if you dont know is about the most accurate tuner you can buy(check out peterson strobe tuners or if you have a smart phone, check the app store) and it doesnt matter how hard you hit them, they barely go sharp if at all. I had to pluck the string as hard as I possibly could before it would go sharp. Ive never played anything like it. I still want to try GHS progressives but they dont come in this gauge. Needless to say until GHS comes out with a cobalt string, Im an Ernie Ball man.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    OK strings. Not worth the price.

    I've been using Ernie Ball strings for over 10 years. The first thing I noticed about these strings after I put them on my main axe was that they did not have the flexability...Read complete review

    I've been using Ernie Ball strings for over 10 years. The first thing I noticed about these strings after I put them on my main axe was that they did not have the flexability of the regular Slinky's. I tend to bend alot when I play, and I have been annoyed by a lack of smoothness in my bends. I played a rehearsal and one gig with them on, and there is already a decent ammount of wear on the wound strings. It usually takes me a few weeks to get wear with nickel slinky's. They do sound brighter unplugged or on a clean setting. For me it'd be a different story if they weren't charging almost double for these strings or if they weren't overhyping their slightly higher output. It was a fun experiment, but my results don't warrant me ever trying these strings again anytime soon.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Yes, they're that good

    By popmidi

    from Minnesota

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

        I tried the Cobalts on my Strat, and think that they are the best thing since sliced bread. VERY responsive, really make my standard pickups, which I was about to upgrade, come to life. Think I'll hold off on the upgrade a while longer.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for long lasting strings.

        By Carl Howey

        from Michigan

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        Ask me a question

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing
          • Pretty Much Anything

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

          These strings are great. I use them for Drop B. They last long and can handle a lot. I've never had any string that was part of the cobalt series snap on me, so they are very reliable. The only complaint I have is that they take some time to break in.

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Bright!

          By Razor Rex

          from The Midwest

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Bright
          • Consistent
          • Crisp
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Loses Tone Badly

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

            Needed a set of strings in a pinch so I picked these up. They are VERY bright sounding. They are the brightest sounding strings I've ever purchased. They have a very typical feel about them, so no smooth "elixir strings" style feel.

            They are obviously well made and handle abuse quite easily. The biggest drawback to them is when it's time to change the strings, you will really know it -- The tone becomes so flat and lifeless it is embarrassing.

            Excellent strings overall, some of the best I've ever used. They don't break easily and sound great (until they are over used!)

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Ernie Ball Colbolt Heavy Bottom

            By Pawn Man

            from Bloomfield, Ia.

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

            I didn't think i would ever use any string but what i have used. Untill i tried these. The sound,feel and action is awesome!!

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            TRY THESE FOR YOURSELF!

            By LA Guitarist

            from Hollywood,CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

                I've been playing for 15 years, have a degree in music, and transcribe music on a normal basis. The reason I bring this up is because I have finely tuned my ear over the last 15 years. I was a GHS guy for the past 15 years because of the even tone, the strength of the string, and how well they stay in tune. Ive tried Ernie balls and hated them with a passion. Ive been using the new cobalts for a couple days and cannot say enough good things about them. There is a VERY noticeable difference in output. One thing i saw as a complaint on one of the other reviews is that they dont stay in tune very well and that theyre floppy, this is the absolute opposite of the truth. While its true that they seem to be a bit more elastic, this actually keeps them in MUCH better tune. I my guitar into a strobe tuner, which if you dont know is about the most accurate tuner you can buy(check out peterson strobe tuners or if you have a smart phone, check the app store) and it doesnt matter how hard you hit them, they barely go sharp if at all. I had to pluck the string as hard as I possibly could before it would go sharp. Ive never played anything like it. I still want to try GHS progressives but they dont come in this gauge. Needless to say until GHS comes out with a cobalt string, Im an Ernie Ball man.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                OK strings. Not worth the price.

                By Thadd

                from Indianapolis, IN

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Easily Wears Down

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I've been using Ernie Ball strings for over 10 years. The first thing I noticed about these strings after I put them on my main axe was that they did not have the flexability of the regular Slinky's. I tend to bend alot when I play, and I have been annoyed by a lack of smoothness in my bends. I played a rehearsal and one gig with them on, and there is already a decent ammount of wear on the wound strings. It usually takes me a few weeks to get wear with nickel slinky's. They do sound brighter unplugged or on a clean setting. For me it'd be a different story if they weren't charging almost double for these strings or if they weren't overhyping their slightly higher output. It was a fun experiment, but my results don't warrant me ever trying these strings again anytime soon.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  cobalt can't live up to other eb

                  By Wildfire

                  from Florida

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Better Than Nothing

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy
                  • Not Consistent
                  • Poor Tone Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Making A Hunting Snare

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

                  These strings totally suck compared to the other ernie balls. I use the same size(lite top/heavy bottom) and figured I'd try these. They are way too rubbery in response, doesn't hold the note played in tune as well, specifically if you tune down at all below standard E. Like I read in a previous review, I'm just going back to better ernie ball strings that sound, feel, play better and better at maintaining tuning.

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                  5.0

                  great strings guys

                  By thefreshvegetables

                  from oak grove ky 42262

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

                    these strings helped balance my guitar the low end response was incredible great strings guys

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!

                    By Travis.Alan.VERBATIM

                    from Charlotte, NC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Nothing

                    Cons

                    • Breaks Easy
                    • Flimsy rattle easy
                    • No tone difference
                    • Not reliable at ALL
                    • Take forever to put on

                    Best Uses

                    • Playing at home

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

                    These things cost twice as much and last HALF as long. DO NOT play a show in these strings.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    2.0

                    Not what I was expecting

                    By Donnie

                    from Wichita, Kansas

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Average

                    Cons

                    • Not Consistent
                    • Poor Tone Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2715 Cobalt Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

                      OK! I read all the hype so I went and got a set of of the Heavy Top 10's. Installed them with great expectations and all I got was this average sound there wasn't that booming effect or the clarirty that I was expecting at all. I'm using a Les Paul with a Bigsby and Pearly Gates at the brige and Detonator at the neck. I thought they actually sounded a bit distorted rather than clean. I normaly use Erie Ball Super Slinky's 10's anyway so I'll just go back to them as they only cost half the price and sound better to me.

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