Any fans of the Ernie Ball "Classic Rock n Roll' strings???

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  1. E5RSY

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    Pure nickel wrap...does that mean a steel core?

    Scott
     
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    Only for the wound strings.
     
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    I bought some recently out of curiosity after reading about them on some tone blog. Still in the drawer but earmarked for my LP very soon.
     
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    All strings have a steel core. The only difference is if the wound strings have a solid nickel winding or a nickel plated steel winding.
     
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    I like them. I don't always use them. They're great for taming a bright guitar.
     
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    I haven't heard of those but I do out Super Slinky 9s on all my guitars
     
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    I used to use them on my strats.
    Just because. No real reason. They are not that much different to my ears.
    I have been using Ernie Ball purple slinky's (eleven's) for years on all my electrics and am well satisfied.
     
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    dan1952 Friend of Leo's

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    I love the Classic Rock strings. They are more mellow than Slinkys, easier to bend, and are more like I remember strings from back in the 70s.
     
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    I've never heard of them. Are they soaked in beer and do they stink of cigarettes and easy women?:)
     
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    Yes! Never heard of them? Sounds like you're on the product development team.
     
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    I’ve been using the .010” set on my ‘52 RI for the past year and have liked them. Planning on trying them on my Strat in the near future.
     
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    All I play on my strats and tele! 10-46
     
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    I use the Hybrids.
     
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    Use the 11 Power Slinkys on my Gretsch.
     
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    They are very good for taming the highs, but i think Regular Slinkies
    are a warm string, with a tad of brightness. Perfect for single coils. :cool:
     
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    Love 'em; there's a small shop near me that sells them, and I go out of my way to pick them up whenever possible. They have a softer feel than to me, and sort of a spongier, more compressed sound. DR Pure Blues are similar, but I've had several packs of those with QC issues, unfortunately, whereas the Ernie Balls are utterly consistent and cheap.
     
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    Nope.

    I love polly webs. Thr rubber like coating last for years. And change strings less. The coating do not come off when I play them either.
     
  19. derekirving

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    Yes, I'm a fan/user of the Ernie Ball Classic Rock n Roll Strings. 11-48
    They have a great full, fat, warm balanced tone.

    I like them way better than D Addario. I find D Adarrio to have this weird mid-range krang sound or something that's too aggressive for me.

    I love flatwounds too, but the EB Pure Nickel seems to be a nice in-between flatwound and roundwound.

    I also like GHS Boomers, but what do I know :)
     
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    How do they compare to the Fender 250s?
     
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