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Ernie Ball 3123 Coated Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings  

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  • Titanium reinforced
  • Treated with a micro-thin layer of enamel to prevent decay and corrosion
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See what Slash, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton are raving about.

Ernie Ball Coated Slinky electric guitar strings combine the latest technological advancements in string manufacturing. All wound strings are treated with a micro-thin layer of enamel that prevents decay and corrosion up to five times more than uncoated sets. In addition to treating the wound strings, each plain string features a rust-resistant plating along with a patented reinforcement winding of titanium wire. Titanium's inherent strength prevents string breakage, string slippage, and is proven to keep your guitar strings in tune better than conventional plain strings. Ernie Ball Coated Slinky guitar strings maintain the feel and sound of uncoated sets, combining the added protection with the vibrant tone Ernie Ball musicians have relied on for over 50 years.

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

Ernie Ball is a pioneer of rock and roll guitar strings. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Slash are among the long list of Slinky players.

Gauges: 09-11-16-24w-32-42.

Features

  • Titanium reinforced
  • Treated with a micro-thin layer of enamel to prevent decay and corrosion

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Ernie Ball3123 Coated Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
3.4

(based on 10 reviews)

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Coated Super Slinky Strings

        I've been an Elixir user ever since I bought my Taylor two and a half years ago. That being said, when I bought an American Standard Strat this summer, I wanted to try...Read complete review

        I've been an Elixir user ever since I bought my Taylor two and a half years ago. That being said, when I bought an American Standard Strat this summer, I wanted to try other strings. I love coated strings, and was looking for a product with long life, good feel, and good tone. So I wanted to try these new Slinky's. I bought a set and when the stock strings needed replacing, these went on. I strung up, tuned, and played on them, a lot. The initial tone and feel were great. They felt and sounded a lot like uncoated strings, which was great. But as the weeks progressed, and I continued to play, the tone stayed intact, but the feel wore off. My hands sweat a lot and I'm pretty brutal on strings (as in on an uncoated set, they can start corroding after 5 or 6 hours). I would say that after about 3 weeks of playing about 4 hours each week, I began to notice wear on the strings around each fret, and as I wiped them down after each time playing, more dirt wiped onto the rag. During the next few weeks, more and more wear showed up, and they began losing their tuning stability. I finally took them off, and restrung with Elixirs. In a back to back test of new Slinky's vs. brand new Elixirs (Nanoweb on Acoustic) over 8 weeks and playing around 4 hours each week, the slinky's wore a lot faster. At the time of restringing the strat, I still had no troubles with too much wear, or tuning stability on the Elixirs, but the Slinky's needed to go. Personally I'm going to stick with Elixirs, but these were great strings. They feel nice, sound good, and are a little cheaper than Elixirs, but I feel like they could be better. If you want the lasting tone and feel, I would choose Elixirs over these strings.

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        Not my taste in strings

        I bought two sets, one for the Strat and one for Tele, based on reputation of the strings and am sorry I did. The last time I used Ernie Ball strings was back...Read complete review

        I bought two sets, one for the Strat and one for Tele, based on reputation of the strings and am sorry I did. The last time I used Ernie Ball strings was back in the 70s on two acoustic guitars. The strings could be relied on to snap when you lowered or raised the tuning. I was hoping they had gotten better over the years. While they don't snap, they have a very floppy feel, even on the longer Fender scale, and sound insipid. I guess they obviously appeal to some tastes but I shall be avoiding the brand for the next 40 years.
        I find these to be floppy and have a very indistinct sound.
        At least they don't snap anymore.
        Cheaper than other coated strings but you get what you pay for I guess.

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        4.0

        ernie ball always delivers for me

        By Johnny

        from Virginia

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              Comments about Ernie Ball 3123 Coated Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

              I have used EB strings for a long time, but this is my first set of coated ones. I just put them on my guitar today, so I can't give any input yet on how long they last. I can say, however, that they feel good and sound good just like every EB string I have ever used. I'm noticing very little difference in feel or sound compared to uncoated slinkys. If the coating performs as advertised and results in longer life, these will probably be my string of choice from now on. I may post another review later after I find out, but for now I am satisfied and would suggest trying a set.
              I'm not usually a string breaker, but the added strength of titanium can't hurt. I just finished a half hour of hard playing with lots of bends and whammy bar use to get them broken in, and they are doing just fine. I have tried many brands of strings including some that cost a lot more, but I always end up with Ernie Ball. I see no reason to continue buying other brands.

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              4.0

              These Are A Rocker

              By RHINO

              from Macon,GA

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

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                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball 3123 Coated Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                I've been playing guitar for 22 years and have tried many strings. I am very happy with these and have recommended these strings to fellow players.
                I put these strings on a PRS Custom 22 with Humbuckers and they sounded great. My PRS has a thinner sound at higher gain levels but these strings gave me a warmer/Les Paul tone that I really like. Plus, they play smooth as butter.
                I say thumbs up, try them !
                I see some reviews that say they don't last long. Compared to what? Not changing your strings for 3 months! If you are playing out regularly, you should change your strings at least every two weeks. These rock, Try em'.

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                5.0

                My new favorite strings

                By SoundChaser

                from SE Asia

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                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

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                    Comments about Ernie Ball 3123 Coated Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I live in an extremely hot and humid climate. The regular Ernie Ball strings will show signs of wear after a day of playing and even without playing they will rust, but these take considerably longer to starting wearing away under any circumstance. I like the feel of these, and do not notice or sense any interference from the coating, unlike with Elixir electric strings.

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                    5.0

                    Good Strings

                    By Ryland

                    from USA

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                          Comments about Ernie Ball 3123 Coated Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                          I have been playing for about 5 years. My friend with 20+ years of experience recommended these. I was not disappointed. They lasted longer than most and they're easy to manipulate. I would recommend them. I'm not sure why there were so many bad reviews.

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                          2.0

                          Not my taste in strings

                          By Paul Prinsloo

                          from Arizona

                          Comments about Ernie Ball 3123 Coated Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                          I bought two sets, one for the Strat and one for Tele, based on reputation of the strings and am sorry I did. The last time I used Ernie Ball strings was back in the 70s on two acoustic guitars. The strings could be relied on to snap when you lowered or raised the tuning. I was hoping they had gotten better over the years. While they don't snap, they have a very floppy feel, even on the longer Fender scale, and sound insipid. I guess they obviously appeal to some tastes but I shall be avoiding the brand for the next 40 years.
                          I find these to be floppy and have a very indistinct sound.
                          At least they don't snap anymore.
                          Cheaper than other coated strings but you get what you pay for I guess.

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Good strings...For a little while atleast

                          By Bnc813

                          from Virginia

                          Comments about Ernie Ball 3123 Coated Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                          When I first put these strings on my Ibanez RG, I thought it was too good to be true. And it was. I originally bought these strings due to my extremely sweaty hands. Regular Super Slinky's actually have done better than the coated's for me. These strings began rusting on me VERY quickly. They sound absolutely great, however. They were a bit thick for my liking due to the coating, but that's just me. Overall these strings have their ups and their downs but if you are buying them for long life you should looking for something else right now, but otherwise go ahead and try them. They might work for you better than the did for me.

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                          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Broke after 3 days

                          By I_GOTTA_FIND_BUBBA

                          from Chicago, IL

                          Comments about Ernie Ball 3123 Coated Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                          On a trip to England I picked these up at a store in Chester. I always wanted to try Ernie Balls, speaking about their enormous star power and popularity, and was real excited to put them on once I got back to my guitar. I put them on, and thought they felt nice, and sounded average, wasn't too thrilled, but still, they were okay. Played more the next day, then the day after that, the G flat out broke after my first Open strum. So much for long lasting "Titanium Strength." I decided that maybe I was too rough on the strings, so decided to buy 2 more packs of the oridinary slinkies. All of them snapped within a week. Back to using D'addarios and may try DR's. My suggestion: don't buy.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          2.0

                          Worst investment ever...

                          By StringBender4000

                          from Los Angeles, CA

                          Comments about Ernie Ball 3123 Coated Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                          If you want to go for coated strings i suggest getting elixirs. They last a lot longer than these strings. Now these aren't that bad but they wear out faster than elixirs. The tone from these strings are as expected from Ernie Ball, but I bought these intentionally for the long life which I wasn't guaranteed at the end of the day.They probably lasted 1-2 weeks before going bad on me and that's only slight playing. Stick with elixirs or buy a box of non-coated ernie ball strings your choice.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Coated Super Slinky Strings

                          By JohnWhirl

                          from Marion, IN

                          Comments about Ernie Ball 3123 Coated Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                          I've been an Elixir user ever since I bought my Taylor two and a half years ago. That being said, when I bought an American Standard Strat this summer, I wanted to try other strings. I love coated strings, and was looking for a product with long life, good feel, and good tone. So I wanted to try these new Slinky's. I bought a set and when the stock strings needed replacing, these went on. I strung up, tuned, and played on them, a lot. The initial tone and feel were great. They felt and sounded a lot like uncoated strings, which was great. But as the weeks progressed, and I continued to play, the tone stayed intact, but the feel wore off. My hands sweat a lot and I'm pretty brutal on strings (as in on an uncoated set, they can start corroding after 5 or 6 hours). I would say that after about 3 weeks of playing about 4 hours each week, I began to notice wear on the strings around each fret, and as I wiped them down after each time playing, more dirt wiped onto the rag. During the next few weeks, more and more wear showed up, and they began losing their tuning stability. I finally took them off, and restrung with Elixirs. In a back to back test of new Slinky's vs. brand new Elixirs (Nanoweb on Acoustic) over 8 weeks and playing around 4 hours each week, the slinky's wore a lot faster. At the time of restringing the strat, I still had no troubles with too much wear, or tuning stability on the Elixirs, but the Slinky's needed to go. Personally I'm going to stick with Elixirs, but these were great strings. They feel nice, sound good, and are a little cheaper than Elixirs, but I feel like they could be better. If you want the lasting tone and feel, I would choose Elixirs over these strings.

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                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By Shawn-UBuM9

                          from Richmond, VA

                          Comments about Ernie Ball 3123 Coated Super Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                          Bought a three pack of these and love the tone I get on my strat. They feel a little softer than what I was using, and overall are a great purchase.

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