Just the right amount of slinkiness; excellent playability and quite a bit of bend-ability, depending on finger strength / experience. When paired with Les Paul, the sound is thick and can go from rock to blues to jazz. I love the fact that there's no harshness / sharpness to the sound these strings produce. Yet, they're definitely not mellow. The range of application, the stability of performance, etc., make these Ernie Ball a go-to classic for me.
Landsdale, Western Australia
April 4, 2019
These are some of my favorite Strings for 25.5" scale guitars.
For those of us who have sweaty hands that tarnish stings and deaden the stings quickly, these have good durability for a non coated string.
September 25, 2018
I use Regular Slinky 10-46 on all my guitars for years and they always sound and feel great!!!
Great string at a bargain price
September 6, 2017
I'm not sure if there are better strings made for this kind of money. I was using Elixir for years...great strings but more costly. Tonally I've found both strings are very similar. Yes the Elixirs will last longer but not enough the justify the cost difference.
ProsGreat tone and balance
Consas they age they can leave a dark corrosion residue on finger tips which is common with non-coated strings. Just need to clean the strings more often to avoid this.
May 12, 2017
I bought a 12 pack of 10 to 46 strings, they sound good and the price is right. Largely I'd recommend these strings to anyone.
However nothing is perfect and the issue had with the packaging was as time went by I found the plain strings had rust/corrosion spots on them. I still used them of course but I wouldn't buy 12 packs again because of the corrosion issue.
ProsGood price and they sound good.
ConsPackaging isn't airtight so the strings will corrode and rust. Don't buy bulk.
April 7, 2017
Good sound, long life, never betray)
Newcastle, New South Wales
Bread and Butter for guitarists!
February 28, 2017
Apart from this been an amazing product, Strings and beyond have made it so easy and accessible for me to buy for my babies (guitars) Even all the way accross the globe to Australia!
December 5, 2016
Perfect tone for my guitar. It stays in tune easily. Love them!
kokhav michael, israel
great item, even better price!
November 11, 2016
great item an price!!
My go to for years
September 14, 2016
I have used these strings for several years. I usually tune down 1/2 and they feel great.
August 10, 2016
I've used these strings for decades.
They are consistent and sound awesome.
Good strings and excellent service!
August 6, 2016
Excellent, bright sound. Excellent stretch!
By David C.
Best for Stratocaster
July 1, 2016
I love these on my Stratocaster
Franklin , Pennsylvania
Great strings, better service
June 27, 2016
As one can expect Ernie Ball strings are awesome. The service is even better. I found my lifetime strings and accessories supplier.
ProsAll the above
ConsStore isn't located in PA
By Peter F.
June 16, 2016
I can rely on these great strings.
June 9, 2016
Perfect, clean and fast
Super reliable strings
February 16, 2016
Pretty much the best strings I've tried
Although the rust quickly (probably my sweaty hands), they still play super great, and they are nice and cheap. I would choose these over other string brands any day
ConsRusts quickly (Maybe my sweat/ not caring for strings etc.)
One of the best and cheap strings
September 24, 2015
Great quality only for $3.99! Always use this strings on my Gibson Explorer, very good sound and last for a long time.
Proscheap, only $3.99
very good quality
sounds good for a long time
Best strings for the money
July 23, 2015
Ernie Ball are the best strings for the money. Sure there are better strings, like thomastik or DR for specific types of music or certain tones, but ernie ball have a great overall tone and they last longer than others in this price range.
By Joseph -.
Caulfield South, Victoria
Great for heavier picking style players
July 21, 2015
These strings have a thicker Core to Wrap ratio than most pther brands.
This means the string doesnt vibrate in as wide and arc and it allows you to hit a bit harder without buzz.
ProsA tight bass response that is quite 'Modern'.
Players who like a bright and tight bass will love them.
ConsNot so good for those seeking old school warm 70s tones
By Felipe A.
RIO DE JANEIRO, RJ
The best strings in the world IMHO
May 19, 2015
Awesome tone, slinky feel, ISANE cost-benefit....
That's why Ernie Ball is considered by many (me included) the BEST strings on the planet!
Pros- Awesome bright tone and sustain
- The most slinky and comfortable strings ou there
- Very good cost-benefit
Cons- The could last longer
STA IRIA AZOIA, Portugal
The best strings you can buy!
May 15, 2015
Great durability, vibrant sound, awesome price.
Everything you have been looking for!
I have always used these Ernie Ball electric 10-46 gauge strings on every electric guitar I have ever owned.
Best overall strings for tone, balance of tone and durability. Great for single coil or humbucker pickups.
In my humble opinion, you can never go wrong with this Ernie Ball set both performance and price wise.
November 27, 2014
Love these strings sound great and last a long time
Asker , Norway
April 23, 2014
Regular slinky is a good set of strings. They sound nice and last for a long time. I havnet broken a string for years. They are cheap as well.
Fantastic in every sense !
December 10, 2013
Well i jumped from D'addario to Ernie ball regular slinky... and i can tell that this are much more durable and they feel better than D'addarios. They have rich distorsion tone. Go for them you won't regret.
ProsNice feel, Nice distorsion sound
December 6, 2013
Can't go wrong with these strings for the price. Use them for me electric guitar for years and really happy.
March 19, 2011
these strings are great for overdriven rhythm playing or high gain lead playing.
not the best for clean tone but i guess i like DR more for clean tone on a strat.. just makes the "strat" tone better than ernie ball for that specific reason.
these strings really do last much longer than normal strings so if you're a hobbyist and play in your room by yourself most of the time than these strings are best.