Ernie Ball/Music Man Super Slinkys

Made by Ernie Ball/Music Man

Description 9 gauge high E. Good sound, fairly warm when new. Light and easy to fret. Don't last very long, start to get tinny, or twangy at about 4 weeks. By 6 I can't take in any more. Still I like them.
Posted By Alvin Mullen (1442)
Directory Equipment: Strings
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Overall Rating: 4.1 (of 5)
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On 4/22/2004, Oliver Primus (152) posted:
Overall Rating:
I started to use this because of the style i play and the guitar i used, sure better durability would be better but i love these strings that i would rather use five of the packs in a month than only use one pack of heavier gauge strings. Go buy the strings if yopu like to shred or play dirty old skool blues.
Where Obtained: My local guitar shop in Dereham
Features:
The super slinky guitar strings are for me the best strings out there. Hey a good bit of rhythm is always good but if your being honest with yourself the reason you picked up the guitar in the first place was because you heard a super quick lead part and wanted to play it.

The Strings are really light and feel like lace when you use them.
Sound Quality:
I tend to use theses strings through my fender simply because the strings are primarily used for lead parts and my fender strat is perfect for lead parts, so they compliment each other well.

They're very good strings to use for a variety of styles but i think for blues they're great because you can pull of super bends on them without any hassle. Also theyre good if you like to shred because they're very fluid strings. The sound i feel is great at first its a bit chingy chingy a la the strokes, but give it a day of playing any you soon get a really nice warmish tone.
Durability:
I must admit this is the only part is fails on, because i do go through the strings quite alot, but would do you expect with such light strings.
On 8/24/2003, Simon Wiesner (181) posted:
Overall Rating:
Get these strings if you can there very nice
Price: $7.50 (new)
Where Obtained: Hansens Music, Billings Montana
Features:
These strings are very nice in my own opinios. The super slinkys help me bend much easier, by name of super slinky you can figure that out anyways.
Sound Quality:
Sound quality would depend upon the guitar, but on my there pretty good.
Durability:
I havent broken a string so very good with my banging and pulling
On 4/29/2003, Larrick Firkins (94) posted:
Overall Rating:
I choose these strings again because I didn't want to have to reset my tremolo two days before we played. other wise i would have went to a larger guage string. these strings could be better if they lasted longer. the strings are good for beginners to intermiediate players but if your a intermiediate to advanced player go for the heavier guage. I know i will be with my next set.
Price: $10.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Guitar Center
Features:
The guage of these strings is .009 - .042. they are nickle wound.
Sound Quality:
I use these strings on my Ibanez RG and with a Fender concert tube head. the type of music I play is most anything from punk to classic rock and a few old metal riffs, and it contrasts over to those styles well enough that I'm not complaining.
Durability:
They sound like new for about 2 to 4 weeks depending on how hard I play them and how often. they stay in tune pretty well my guitar has a floating trem. system so at first it took awile to stretch them out cuz I had to set the trem at the same time but now they break in pretty quickly. After having the first set on for about a month and a half the G string broke during band practice so i went and bought two new sets and two extra G strings then that friday at my schools talent show two bands before we played my e string broke and i had to run to my house to get my other guitar so that sucked.
On 8/17/2002, Kevin Peace (138) posted:
Overall Rating:
Ive used these for better than 12 or 13 years and they have always did me right. Ive always used 'hot' humbuckers with them,which give me a nice well balanced tone. And they hold up to my abuse. But as I have noticed, on friends's strats, they do have a touch of twanginess to them.
Price: $4.50 (new)
Where Obtained: Centerville Music
Features:
9, 11, 16, 24, 32, 42. Nickel wound. Single Ball ends.
Sound Quality:
I use these on a jackson with a dimarzio tone zone pickup, and the 'twanginess' of the strings offsets the bottom end of the pickup rather well. Also, when playing material on the lighter side, or jazzier side, replicates well on attacts and attentuation of the picking pattern. Ive used these as well on Kramer American Pacers with Ducan (JB-4), EMG 85, and Evans Lead 2 pickups. (all in American Pacers) and have had pretty good results from them.
Durability:
I change my strings every other week when only practicing, and ALWAYS before a gig, and I honestly cannot remember the last time I broke a string during a performance. And I dont take it easy on them, my guitars are outfitted with Original Floyds, and I do astronomical bends (sometimes up to 2 whole steps) and I do a killer vibrato with my fretting hand, as well as the usual dive bombs with the floyd. I think the key here, is proper setup of guitar. Ive used these strings for better part of 12 or 13 years.
On 8/18/2001, Keith Deuser (2686) posted:
Overall Rating:
Good strings overall. I reccomend them.
On 5/13/2001, Michael Carter (1094) posted:
Overall Rating:
Good starting strings
Price: $5.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Hickies
Features:
9 gauge, good quality
Durability:
Pretty good, a bit twangy for my liking
On 2/17/2001, Alvin Mullen (1442) posted:
Overall Rating:
So far I like them and their price.
Price: $4.00 (new)
Where Obtained: George's Music
Features:
Just 9 gauge strings
Sound Quality:
Verry good to start
Durability:
Don't last very long.