On 4:00, Steve is talking about Ernie ball Strings According to Ernie Balls video description: "String Theory is a web series from Ernie Ball that explores the sonic origins of some of music's most innovative players. In this episode, Ernie Ball artist Steve Vai discusses his influences, his history with playing guitar, and his Ernie Ball strings. Steve Vai plays Ernie Ball Super Slinky electric guitar strings"more
I've tried a number of different strings over the years, and unfortunately, found that these ones aren't as high quality as most others that I've tried. Much better option to go with Regular Slinky.
I really didn't enjoy the lack of volume these strings have. Sure they have really sharp tones, but as someone who seeks the deeper tones in a guitar, having these paired with single coils is the way to go. The high E always broke for me too, which was pretty annoying some times.
These are great quality strings, definitely extremely slinky being very light gauge and surprisingly last a decent amount of time. Never had a problem with these sets with breakages etc. For me raising my stop bar/tailpiece on my guitar created even more slinkyness for me! So I can literally bend like crazy with these now, very easy playing strings. Love them overall.
I use it on my Gibson Les Paul Studio. It's incredibly smooth and enjoyable to play. It stays in tune and it is amazing since I am using it on a Les Paul, that is known by having some "staying in tune issues".
The best tone, the worst shelf life.
If you're looking for jazz or r&b sounding strings, do not choose these. They have a little bit of a rock n' roll edge to them.
These strings have a silky feeling when you play the guitar, so for the people that is not used to this softness probably have to spare some time before with the chords. Probably I'll try a thick gauge strings to have more control during riffs and solos. These strings also resist very good coast ambients, but I had some issues recently, like some strings breaking before getting rusty.
The low strings EAD are made out of the normal nickel but the high strings GBE are the RPS string. They're strong, sharp, and last longer than the nickel strings even though the high strings have more tension.