★★★★★ 2736 real customer reviews average rating: 4.7 stars
5 Stars By Drew on 2017-12-03
Good set of strings for a great price
Good set of strings for a great price. Compared to other strings from D'addario, Gibson, and Elixer, these strings are a much better value since they are so cheap. However, in all the years that I have been playing, I have not once said, "man this guitar is great, what kind of strings are these?" Great guitars play and sound great, period, given of course that you are using at least decent strings. I know that every guitarist has their go-to strings, as do I (and the brands and styles vary across each of my guitars), but honestly strings are strings. These days, so much attention is paid to the manufacturing of these strings, that the quality and consistency is great across a number of different brands. Generally, I can't tell much of a difference in tone, playability, or "slinky-ness" across brands. (I can hear the groans now) Hear me out though, if I want to change the tone, I will get a different string gauge, and this is the same for slinkyness. In the end, given 5 sets of top notch strings, I will pick the fresh set vs. a worn set 10 times out of 10.
Very cheap for 3 sets of strings, that means you can change more often, which in turn means that these strings will feel and sound better longer
I feel like they definitely last longer than say Gibson vintage strings, but most coated, modern strings will be comparable.
Strings are strings, and given a good set of strings, I would only base this recommendation on price and great value (5 stars for that). If you are just starting out, I recommend you try a number of different strings to find your preference, but usually in a pinch whatever my local shop has on hand has worked just fine.
5 Stars By C M K on 2018-02-07
Great strings. If you are just starting out go for Regular
I just started playing guitar again after a 5 year break. My Stratocaster needed new strings and I wanted strings I could practice on while I regained finger strength. The REGULAR strings worked well for me. Longevity on these strings is good and the sound is crisp and clear. I plan on swapping out for some heavier strings once to playing a lot.
5 Stars By Luis C. on 2017-09-29
I'm not an expert guitar player but I have used a few brands of strings and at least for me, these are the best that I've used so far. They produce some very clean sounds, and are easier to bend considering I've always used the same gauge. Overall, very satisfied with these strings.
5 Stars By The Shade on 2015-04-27
Ernie Ball Slinky Strings are an industry standard
Ernie Ball quality strings.
After 40 years as a musician, I will tell you a secret.
There isn't as much difference among similar constructed strings.
Nickel plated are easy on the frets.
They have good brightness.
Get 10's for better tone. These Regular Slinky's are that gauge.
What you seek then is quality.
Reliable strings that perform consistently.
Good balance across the fretboard.
These are among my main strings for electric guitar.
Ernie Ball Slinky Strings are an industry standard.
Have used Slinky sets for many years.
5 Stars By ashar on 2017-07-09
These strings sound amazing. And I love the feeling they produce, but I wish they came with removable plastic tabs on each string in the packaging, that way I could tell which is which and it would be harder to lose the high e string.
4 Stars By JTomasz on 2017-05-15
I've used super slinky for years
I've used super slinky for years. Never done me wrong... except when the G string broke during setup. Which happened. Unknown at this time if user error or a bad pack (of which I've gotten in the past from other brands).
5 Stars By gEm on 2015-02-28
My favorite strings, but of course everyone has their own fave
Great price for great strings. Everyone has their favorites, and EB Super Slinky is mine. I've been using them for years, and of the dozens of brands I've tried I think this has the brightest sound and breaks the least often. All the Slinky brands are nice, but this is my gauge.
If this isn't your normal string but you've never tried them, you should totally go for it. If you don't like them, just stop reading and go buy your own favorite.
Not much to be said beyond that.
3 Stars By Paul D Farber on 2016-03-08
... an Epiphone LesPaul Special II and while they are good strings and heavier than the old ones
Bought for an Epiphone LesPaul Special II and while they are good strings and heavier than the old ones, I didn't notice any tone change which is why I bought them. The play fine and feel ok... but didn't affect the tone from the D'Addario's 9's I had on previously.
5 Stars By AlumiGogo Customer on 2017-12-02
2 months old and still like new
Mine are 2 months old and still like new. They stay in tune great and bend nicely. No rust or corrosion, which is really surprising living in ultra humid Houston.
5 Stars By Aidan on 2018-01-24
Great strings for a good price.
The strings work great, I really love the feel of these..
Even though I usually go with D'addario, these are a pretty good substitute if you don't have the money to buy D'addario!
They hold a tune fairly well, and even though I drop tune fairly often. They still hold up pretty well.
Very good buy for the price, and I would definitely recommend.