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Ernie Ball 2923 M-Steel Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 

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Provides increased output, frequency response and strength.

Gauges .009 .011 .016 .024w .032 .042.

M-Steel Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings are made of M-Steel, short for Maraging Steel, 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. Super Slinkys are one of the most popular gauge combination preferences by guitar players.

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

Built to last and provide plenty of low-end response. Order today!

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Ernie Ball2923 M-Steel Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.1

(based on 7 reviews)

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71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Consistent (3)

Cons

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid String, Just Not Revolutionary

By Kevin

from Pittsburgh, PA

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2923 M-Steel Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      So I've been putting Ernie Ball coated strings on my Strat for a while now. I played around with cobalts and the tone was great, but I thought the life wasn't as long. The M-Steels don't seem awfully different from the cobalts. This certainly isn't a problem; they feel great and sound great. However, after how hard they marketed these strings as a "revolution" it just seems strange to me that they put out a product that's so similar to the cobalts.

      Marketing gripes aside, these are good strings. Great tone, bright and snappy but not thin. They feel like very solid, strong strings. Like all Ernie Ball strings, they have great feel. Are they a revolution as advertised? No. Are they are great set of strings? Sure.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Selectively Amazing

      By ThatGuy

      from Greer, SC

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      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Refined Sound And Feel
      • Strong
      • Very Refined Soundfeel
      • Very Refined Sound Feel
      • Virtually No Tone Loss

      Cons

      • Not All-around Amazing

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • High-gain Sounds
      • Practicing
      • Shimmery Smooth Cleans

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2923 M-Steel Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      I first put M-steel 11-52 gauge strings on my Ibanez S570DXQM loaded with Evolution Bridge and Neck pickups (empty middle pickup slot for now) and they don't sound THAT much better than cobalts. However, they are noticeably smoother and more consistent throughout the neck and fretboard. The low strings have a nice crunch to them while the high strings have a gorgeous singing quality. But, so do Cobalts. The mid-ranges on these strings are slightly scooped in the middle and raised on the low and high ends. This has meant for me that, even after a month of use, the mids haven't gotten weak or frail. Even when using an especially bright and middy pickup, they still retain that gorgeous, saturated character, even without piling on the gain. So far, these are the only strings that I have found that will deliver and retain the high gain tone that I've been searching for and do it consistently. They also make for some nice smooth, decently bright cleans with very little honk.

      However, I would not recommend putting these on a guitar that you use for blues/jazz. I put these on my strat, and I much prefer the Elixir 10's or 11's that I usually use on it.

      So, the bottom line is, as the title suggests, these strings are selectively amazing.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Greatest Strings I've Ever Used!

      By JeffTremy

      from Halifax, NS

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good feel
      • Good Tone
      • Last Long
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2923 M-Steel Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

        I use these strings on my Ibanez Premium RG with Dunan Distortions and compared to the cobalts I usually use, they feel a lot stronger, definitely even louder and the high strings really ring out a lot. On a clean sound they're very crisp and clear, for high gain they have a lot of output and clarity, even compared to the cobalts. I just got them not long ago so i can't comment on the life yet, but I assume it'll be as good, if not better than the cobalts. Overall excellent strings and i really love the new plain strings as i was kinda disappoint by the cobalts on changing the wraps. Great job on these!

         
        5.0

        More Super and Less Slinky

        By thombrogan

        from northeast

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        Pros

        • Create harmonic vortex
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

        • Expensive
        • Less selection

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2923 M-Steel Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

          Ernie Ball M-Steel Slinkies have cobalt alloy windings over maraging alloy cores and plain strings that seem harder/stronger than regular plain steel strings from Ernie Ball. The wound strings feel smoother than the regular Cobalts I tried, but both sound equally great. The plain steel strings seem to bend and sound like they're thicker, but are still easy on the fingers (waiting for Extra Slinky M-Sreels). The plains are also reinforced, but mine are in a Floyd so I don't know how that works out yet.

          They have fused into my Dean ML Modifier and bring out its awesomeness. Despite their hefty price, they're so much less expensive than getting a new tone block or pickups. Pinch harmonics sounds like tackle harmonics and Dime squeals sound like 12¢ squeals.

           
          2.0

          not for me

          By beano

          from New Orleans, LA

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          Pros

            Cons

            • not very good sustain
            • Not Worth The Price
            • very hard to play

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2923 M-Steel Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

              i've been using D'addario, GHS boomers & burnishd nickel, & Gibson brite wires with good results & like things about all of them. I have not been a big Ernie Ball fan (as far as strings go), but thought i'd try these because of what they advertise. Well, i found them very hard to handle....not good response at all. Didn't find much extra volume & sustain seemed less than the other strings. The tone was ok, but they made my distortion settings sound like a blown speaker (especially on the low strings)? Anyway, they are not for me, & defintely NOT worth the price. In my opinion, (& i play approx 200-250 shows a year) there are much better sounding strings out there for at least half the $$$.

               
              4.0

              Nice sound, bright

              By Bob

              from San Ramon, CA

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2923 M-Steel Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I have used the EB Cobalt strings for a while now and love them. These supposedly have more cobalt in them than the Cobalt strings. Although I like the sound and how they play, they didn't sound THAT much better than the regular Cobalts but cost way more. They are nice but not 33 percent more per set nicer. I'm going back to the Cobalts - outstanding strings.

                   
                  5.0

                  erinie ball super slinky m steel

                  By metallica

                  from pa

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2923 M-Steel Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                    i got these about a week ago they have really good tone good response but i don't see that there louder unless its me i put them on my gibson lespaul studio dulexe they sound really good
                    i would buy them a gain.

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