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Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings

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Gauges .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046.M-Steel Regular Electric Guitar Strings are made of M-Steel, short for Maraging Steel, is a superalloy used i...Click To Read More About This Product

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Ernie Ball's most popular string set with increased output, frequency response, and strength.

Gauges .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046.

M-Steel Regular Electric Guitar Strings are made of M-Steel, short for Maraging Steel, is a superalloy used in high stress applications for the aerospace and defense industries. The wound strings are comprised of a patented Super Cobalt alloy wrapped around a Maraging steel hex core wire, producing a richer and fuller tone with powerful low end response. M-Steel plain strings are comprised of a specially tempered steel for maximum fatigue resistance. A patented winding of steel around the ball end of the plain strings reduces slippage, breakage and stays in tune better than conventional plain strings.

FEATURES
  • Ultra high output guitar strings
  • Constructed of Maraging Steel
  • Super Cobalt alloy wrapped around a Maraging Steel hex core wire
  • Provides maximum fatigue resistance

Freshen up your guitar with a pack of these great strings. Order today!

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Ernie Ball2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.3

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (4)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome!

I used to use the regular ernie ball 10's and always liked them, and especially the feel. To me, these have a similar feel but their just plain better, last longer and...Read complete review

I used to use the regular ernie ball 10's and always liked them, and especially the feel. To me, these have a similar feel but their just plain better, last longer and are more responsive. Strings aren't the most important thing, it's what you do with them. But that being said, these are louder and less noisier. I play fast leads and do a lot of soloing, and just the little bit of volume increase really helps...For slide guitar, tapping, legato and sweep picking the ernie ball's are perfect. There's something about them that feels a little slippery, where as other strings feel more stiff and aren't as strong. With these strings I never miss a note and when I tap it doesn't make it quieter which is a huge problem with cheaper strings. No one like Clapton or Gilmour ever used the cheapest strings, if you want to sound as good you just gotta upgrade and get the best strings possible. These seem like the best ernie ball has to offer right now.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty Good, but didn't ROCK my world

The strings are advertised as the top of the line of Ernie Ball. For starters, the E string broke as I was installing it and tuning up around D#. I'm not going to...Read complete review

The strings are advertised as the top of the line of Ernie Ball. For starters, the E string broke as I was installing it and tuning up around D#. I'm not going to discard them just because of that because it can be many things. However, the tone, didn't blow me away. It didn't disappoint me at ALL, Ernie Balls are great. It's just that they didn't live up to the "hype" of the latest thing in the market. After talking to a very helpful customer rep from Ernie Ball, they told me the only difference lies on the bottom strings (bass). The treble strings of all their packages are regular plain strings. So, if you are looking for an unique, "new" product, this is not it. I would choose the cobalts any day.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Wires

By LeRoy

from Arizona

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

    I've had these strings on one of my guitars now for two weeks and I really like their feel and responsive tone. Compared to Ernie ball Cobalts these M-Steel strings surpass them in my opinion. Excellent string that I would highly recommend to anyone.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Somewhat Dissapointed

    By Stratomatic

    from New York, NY

    About Me Experienced

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

    First off, I am a huge fan of Ernie Ball regular slinky strings. I love the feel and sound and they are my go to guitar strings. With the M-Steel, the low E string broke when I was putting them on. I have locking tuners and when I screwed them down on the string it severed. This has only happened to me once before with Thomastik Flatwounds. In regards to tone, I'm not convinced that these are better than the regular slinky's. They are definitely Louder, but louder is not necessarily better. I did an a/b comparison where I compared 2 month old Regular Slinky's to the brand new M-Steel's (but I use the "string cleaner" clamp which almost triples your string life), and was quite surprised how similar they sounded. And the feel of the regular slinky's I unquestionably prefer. So back to the regular slinky's for me. I had tried the D'Addario NYXL strings when they came out and preferred them to the M-Steels. But I don't think either are clearly better than what they are trying to replace. Different, yes, more tension, yes, louder, yes, stronger, yes, but better? Not necessarily.

     
    5.0

    THE BEST.

    By HOTRODZZ

    from WEST COAST

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • HIGHLY IMPROVED CLARITY
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • PLAYING GUITAR

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      THESE ARE THE MOST KILLER STRINGS I'VE EVER USED,GOOD LUCK COMPETING WITH THAT D'ADARIO!

       
      5.0

      Great strings dude

      By Mike

      from Rhode Island

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

          I highly recommend these strings. I've tried these, the hybrid, and the power (11s) slinkies and these are by far my favorite. They are well balanced, articulate, and cover a lot of ground. The enhanced low end, crisp mids and highs are real folks. I have these on a G and L legacy and a Gibson SG. Both have very different pickups and scale lengths, but they work on both very well. Save yourself the time by not having to change strings as often and improve your tone. The trade off? Well, the feel takes some getting used to. Very minor trade off.

           
          5.0

          Noticeable sound difference.

          By Julio Iguana

          from The Carolinas

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

              Have been using stainless steel strings for awhile as I like the ring and longevity. These exceed all that I liked about s/s strings and have more tonality.

               
              5.0

              The best strings from the best company

              By Sam

              from Ludowici, Ga

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                These are the only electric strings I put on my guitars. I downsized my electric rig a while back so I only have one main (USA Pro Std Tele) so it gets a lot of play time. Classic rock to modern country and everything in between, they sound great for all of it. If you've never played them before the feeling takes a little getting used to, but they feel great and sound better. I didn't expect them to LAST longer, though. I was pretty surprised when they did.

                All around great strings from Ernie Ball.

                 
                5.0

                Awesome!

                By Shredder99

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I used to use the regular ernie ball 10's and always liked them, and especially the feel. To me, these have a similar feel but their just plain better, last longer and are more responsive. Strings aren't the most important thing, it's what you do with them. But that being said, these are louder and less noisier. I play fast leads and do a lot of soloing, and just the little bit of volume increase really helps...For slide guitar, tapping, legato and sweep picking the ernie ball's are perfect. There's something about them that feels a little slippery, where as other strings feel more stiff and aren't as strong. With these strings I never miss a note and when I tap it doesn't make it quieter which is a huge problem with cheaper strings. No one like Clapton or Gilmour ever used the cheapest strings, if you want to sound as good you just gotta upgrade and get the best strings possible. These seem like the best ernie ball has to offer right now.

                   
                  5.0

                  Pleasantly Surprised

                  By Steven

                  from Oklahoma City, Ok

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I was previously using Ernie Ball 9 - 42s Super Slinky and figured I would try out the 10 - 46 M steel. While I wasn't expecting the amazing tone the package described, I was hoping for something with better tone and tuning stability. And that's what I got. The tone is a bit thicker and well rounded, and it went into tune without a fuss. They also don't have the metal fret buzz I was getting from the Super Slinky. I will have to see how well they hold up over time, but for now I'm quite happy. I may give the Ernie Ball regular slinky 10s a try, but we'll see.

                     
                    4.0

                    10 Stars for tone, 2 stars for feel

                    By cdub53

                    from Texas

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Loudness

                    Cons

                    • Price
                    • Rough Feel

                    Best Uses

                    • Anyone Needing Volume
                    • Concerts

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                    First of all, these are really great strings. They are very loud and very bright-even unplugged these strings are very loud! I'd give them 10 stars for tone! But I really do not like the feel of these strings. They are rough to the touch and feel almost like fine sandpaper. Some people might like this "grabby" feel but I do not. Slides are very uncomfortable with these strings. Plus, I really can't justify paying the high price for these strings. I only play in church once a week and play at home and with friends. So I'd say they're definitely worth a try but they're not the strings for me. I'll stick with the Regular Lime Green Slinky set.

                     
                    2.0

                    Bad Strings

                    By ShredHead

                    from Seattle,Wa

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • No Harmonics
                      • Rust Easily

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                        Regular Slinky strings are better. These strings lasted half as long as normal strings and you can't get pinch harmonics from them. Go with regular slinkys.

                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Pretty Good, but didn't ROCK my world

                        By MikePR

                        from Nashville, TN

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                        • Good Tuning Good Life

                        Cons

                        • Not Consistent

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Practicing
                        • Small Gigs

                        Comments about Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                        The strings are advertised as the top of the line of Ernie Ball. For starters, the E string broke as I was installing it and tuning up around D#. I'm not going to discard them just because of that because it can be many things. However, the tone, didn't blow me away. It didn't disappoint me at ALL, Ernie Balls are great. It's just that they didn't live up to the "hype" of the latest thing in the market. After talking to a very helpful customer rep from Ernie Ball, they told me the only difference lies on the bottom strings (bass). The treble strings of all their packages are regular plain strings. So, if you are looking for an unique, "new" product, this is not it. I would choose the cobalts any day.

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