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Ernie Ball 2921 M-Steel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings   

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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.

Reviewed by 11 customers

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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!

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    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.

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        5.0

        Noticeable sound difference.

        By Julio Iguana

        from Columbia SC

        About Me Experienced

        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.

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            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.

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              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.

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                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.

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                  (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.

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                  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.

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                  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.

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                      (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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