Ernie Ball/Music Man Stainless Steel

Made by Ernie Ball/Music Man

Description Stainless steel, clean sounding, Acoustic/electric strings (this is just an ernie ball gimmick, they are pretty much electric strings)
Posted By William Faulkner
Directory Equipment: Strings
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On 3/19/2001, William Faulkner posted:
Overall Rating:
These inexpensive strings are an excellent choice as they sound and play as well as any strings I've used including expensive elixirs.
Price: $3.50 (new)
Features:
The gauge is on the lighter end of the spectrum. Most people prefer a .9 high E string, but the thicker .10 gives a crisper sound on the E string. The stainless steel is good if your fingertips sweat on the fretboard. My old strings used to rust in like a week, but these stay very clean and don't rust at all.
Sound Quality:
I play a Fender American Tele with a vintage Fender tube amp. Most often I play melodic riffs and chord progressions, with an occasional solo. Although I was never as interested in my improv skills as I was chordally, smooth bends and a clean sound (every note that you play sounds like you are playing an open string) make these strings excellent for soloing (blues and jazz.)
Durability:
Strings stay in tact well. Best sound comes after about 2 weeks of use. Sometimes these strings can retain this sound for 3 months. It depends on your guitar, how you play, and what you play. They stay in tune very well once they have settled on to the guitar. Of course the guitar makes a huge difference also. I usually change them every 2 months.