Ernie Ball Paradigm Regular Slinky 10-46

String set for electric guitar

  • Nickel plated steel
  • Strings: 010 - 013 - 017 - 026 - 036 - 046
  • Legendary 'slinky' sound
  • All the benefits of a coated string without affecting tone and sustain
  • No peeling
  • Plasma treated wound wire for increased corrosion resistance and durability
  • Everlast Nano treatment for unparalleled repellency against oils, sweat and dirt
  • Up to 37% more stretchable than conventional strings
  • Up to 70% less fatigue than conventional strings: new wire drawing process and RPS technology guarantee no fatigue

Further Information

Strength of the strings 010 - 046
Strength of the strings 0,010" – 0,046"
Material Nickel Plated Steel
G-String Wound No
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These feel just like Regular Ernie Ball Slinkys....but wait!
80 Proof Mojo (Band), 23.08.2018
I was a bit sceptical when I first tried these, (On a S/B Gibson Les Paul Standard) and by pure chance had recently fitted standard Slinkys to my spare Les Paul, so I had a chance to evaluate their performance with an easy A/B comparison.

I rarely break strings, and in fact hadn't done so for about 5 years, but recently broke two strings (standard Slinkys) within the same song at a Festival gig, and it was a one off when I didn't have a spare in standard tuning, only my open G slide guitar, but that's another story.

The Paradigm won't guarantee they won't break, but they do say they last longer.
I bought my first set about 18 months ago, and my band plays about 3 or 4 gigs a month, rehearsing about the same, plus me playing at home. the standard Slinkys would last at best a month (I'm not Slash or the Edge who change them every night). With the Paradigm I am getting at least double that lifespan. the longest I've had them on my main guitars without noticing any detriment to the tone was about 10 weeks. To my ears they don't sound any different to regular Slinkys, they don't feel especially different, they just last longer.
Price wise? One pack works out just slightly cheaper than 3 regular packs, without the hassle of having to change them so often, so it's really "Swings and Roundabouts". Give them a go. You might be surprised.
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Iosif Ignat, 10.03.2020
I felt a little much tension in comparison with regular slinky. The sound, durability is great!!
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Really solid strings
Cuthy, 22.07.2018
I think these are the best string I've ever had. Any other set started rusting within week or two (I have really aggressive sweat) and with these, 3+ months and barely visible marks, sound as almost new ;). Yup, I'll keep using these.

Pros:
+ Longevity - over 3 months, still crisp sound, No rust / black spots
+ Sound - is close to regular slinkies

Cons:
- Price (maybe) - normally, I would changed to next set/s long time ago.
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Underwhelmed
Marco_M, 01.03.2021
Really good... For about 10 days.
After that the sound degrades like regular EB strings. Not a good product for my use case. They do not compare favorably to 6 months old Elixir Optiwebs.
After having tried pretty much every string brand and string type on earth I think I've found my brand (and it's not Ernie Ball).
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