Harley Benton Coated Electric Guitar 010

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Not very good...
onet, 05.06.2019
I've never used coated strings before so I cannot compare these to the more renowned brands such as Elixirs, but one thing's for sure: these strings sound completely different than your ordinary nickel-plated strings.
Quality-wise the strings are fine, none of them snapped during use, they felt quite normal to play and they did stay rust-free for a long time, as you'd expect.
Now about their sound. The very moment I strung up my guitar and hit the first chord, I was quite shocked, the strings sounded like the oldest and most heavily used nickel plated strings that I've played. Imagine a normal set of strings that was played for months, very dull and lacking any clarity, that's the kind of sound I got with these.
Now, some people might enjoy the sound, I however certainly don't.
For the money it was worth the try though, no big loss. If you're really on a budget, I recommend the standard nickel-plated strings from HB, they're dirt cheap and certainly more usable.
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I don't really like the feel...
Blandrys, 17.06.2019
First time trying the HB coated strings and unfortunately I don't like them very much. Primarily the coating is very prominent on the lighter strings and they feel very different from normal, un-coated strings when playing. No doubt they will stay rust free longer than regular strings but I think I'd rather try Nanowebs next time if I want something longer lasting.
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Great if you run them in
Mr Greggles, 12.10.2018
I thought I would try these because they are coated strings for the price of uncoated. I bought 9s first but have since bought 10s as well.
I was a bit disappointed to start with, they are noticeably less bright than uncoated strings - with Elixirs I struggle to hear the difference (with my gear and my old ears). The worst thing was they feel odd, a little rough to the touch when sliding up and down the fretboard. I nearly took them off again.
Due to circumstances (I couldn't be arsed to change them) I persisted and found that, once worn in, they develop a really good feel - as good as Elixirs. I've continued to use them and they are lasting really well. I've never had any problems with the 10s though I did break a 9 but that was my fault.
If you are prepared to spend a little time running them in and don't want the very brightest tone these strings will repay you with a great experience and a long life at an amazing price.
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Amazing value for money
greengauge, 07.05.2019
These strings are excellent. I usually use Elixir Optiwebs, which definitely still have the edge for me from a feel and sound point of view, but I keep a couple of sets of these in my gig bag in case something goes wrong at a gig. The first set I had I couldn't even remember which guitar I'd put theme on because they were such a good alternative. They seem to last quite a long time too, I probably got about 10 heavy-usage gigs out of them. I'd like to see a few more gauge options before I could give them a 5 star review (some 11's and also baritone would be great!)
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Deep
15.09.2014
These strings are a cheap alternative and are best suited to beginners. These strings are nothing compared to Ernie Ball (my favourite) but they do sound quite good.
The coated strings allow me to move my fingers across the fret board with ease and also reduce the pressure exerted on my fingers which then allows me to play for longer.
The only problem with these strings is the sound. It isn't top quality and does make the guitar sound a little tinny...however not as tinny as other brands i have tried that cost more money than these.

In short, these strings are very effective and do wow a group of people. They do have clarity, but you can hear a bit of tinniness .
I would recommend these to beginners any day.
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Better than some, worse than others
David3186, 13.03.2019
Reasonable quality strings, excellent price. They aren?t up to elixirs, but they are coated and last pretty well. All things considered, great value and I wouldn?t hesitate to use them again
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Great Value Strings That Last
GuitarGainz, 01.05.2019
Bought these strings to put on a guitar I practice on the most as wanted them to last a good few months without the hassle of changing them. They do exactly what you would expect from this kind of string, they are coated and they last quite a while. Would recommend them for sure.
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Cheap but kind of flat sounding
MikkelE, 22.08.2018
The best part of these strings are the price. But they sound flat and unimpressive. I bought them as a test but I will not buy them again. Going back to the cheap d'Addarios I used before.
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I like them
Bullyweeman, 01.03.2018
I wasn't altogether sure about these, before I bought them. I wanted to try coated strings, but didn't want to pay £15 a set. So, I took a punt on some of these, and some for my acoustic. So far, they seem pretty good. They feel alright, and they sound alright. I don't change strings as often as some people do, so I could probably stand to pay a bit more, but I just can't bring myself to spend all that.. The packaging is pretty cool, too..
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Great coated strings at an amazing price
John8610, 28.10.2015
I added some sets of these on to an order. I like Elixer Polywebs on some of my guitars, and find them to be very tonal and long lasting. When I saw these HB Strings at the low prices, I wasn't expecting them to measure up to the Elixer strings. Needless to say, I was very pleasantly surprised. The HB Coated Strings are very high quality. They sound great, and last longer than non coated strings. A lot of players I know don't care for coated strings. Some say they aren't as chimey on the treble side and they sound dead on the bass side. That's simply not the case based on what I hear when I play them. These sound every bit as good as my favorite non coated strings. The big advantage to the coated strings is simple. They last longer. Less time changing strings and more time playing. These HB Coated strings hold tune real well after being stretched a few times too. If you're on the fence, I would not hesitate to try a few sets. I am happy to have both Elixers and HB's in my string drawer.
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Electric Spares
strumpick, 21.02.2018
I always carry some Harley Benton strings in my case as spares, but again they are fine to gig and will save you some cash if you on a budget. Save for beers.
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Guitar strings best kept secret!
Macs 66, 18.12.2018
I used the acoustic version of these and I'm quite happy to buy the electric version now. Easily on a par with the more expensive direct brand-new alternatives. Will buy these for as long as I play, or that they're available.
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Great strings for guitars you don't play all that often!
Tim2790, 14.11.2014
I bought these to put on a couple of guitars that I don't play all that much. I thought they would be adequate strings for this purpose, and being coated, that they would last well. I have been pleasantly surprised by these strings. They were very cheap (less than most well known brands' uncoated strings), and they sound great.

The only negative was that out of the packet they had a slightly sticky feel to them - not ideal obviously - but after a few hours of playing this disappeared and now they feel like any other set of strings. So far, after about 4 months, they still sound new and fresh, so the coating seems to be effective.

I would not put these on a guitar I was about to gig with because of that initial weird slightly sticky feel they have, but I have rated them as good because I think for the money they are excellent value, and I will buy them again for guitars that tend to sit around my studio without getting very high usage.
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Leftybest, 18.02.2018
A great sounding economy string
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Good strings for a good price
ryo200024, 10.05.2017
Where else can you get coated strings for 3.90 Euros? I bought these as an experiment instead of the usual ernie ball and they work great unlike some acoustic harley benton strings i bought. I really see no flaw with these strings and the tone does not really differ much from my old ones (due to pickup). For the price, this is definitely a string set i would recommend.
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This strings feel great and sound pretty good, too.
24.08.2014
This is the 3rd set of coated strings I've bought, each consecutively cheaper (I'm looking for that sweet spot of price vs. quality), and these sound pretty much the same as the other sets.
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Seem to last really well.
Colin1501, 15.01.2015
Put these on main guitar guitar a couple of months ago and they still seem to have maintained their zing. They seem a bit weird in quality before you put them on the guitar, it's hard to describe, they don't lie normally. It's the first time I've used coated strings and the feeling takes a wee bit of getting used to. Less string noise so they would be good for recording
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Coated
Ether_Bridges, 25.01.2019
Well, I've never tried coated strings before, but they're ok.
Less slippery, and also less bright in sound.
Each string is sealed separately in the box.
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Good value cables
John Pumpkin, 29.12.2018
Good value for money strings at unbeatable price!
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Just get these
AdamK95, 29.06.2018
I was never a strings crazy person but recently in more advanced playing I have grown sensitive to them. I tried a couple before stumbling by accident with these. I tried the Ernie Ball Paradigms and D'addario NYXL and they didn't last merely as long as these ones. They sound great and alwas feel fresh. Absolutely recommended.
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Sticky but long lasting
Neil M., 26.08.2014
These strings are great for the price. The sound is clear and bright and stays like that for a long time. I find you need to stretch them a little when you first put them on but they hold tuning well. They do have that sticky feel like the other brands but you get used to that. I find they last a similar time to the premium brands for a fraction of the price.
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Good
Tim132, 06.07.2015
But very good for the price. These coated string are comparable to the big name brands for a fraction of the cost.
I am not a huge buyer of coated strings because of the initial expense. If I didn't have to pay huge shipping expenses for shipping to the states I would buy these often. Do yourself a favor and try these...put them on an existing order.
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Fly, you fool!
Waterwell, 26.05.2019
I've never been so happy of breaking a string so soon.

They lose brightness way too quick and they break way too quick.
No, thanks
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Good for this amount of money
09.08.2016
I got these strings in order to use in my old electric guitar however the quality is not as bad as you can imagine. I mean of course it is not wise to expect to get the same thing which costs 12¤ but it is not rubbish as the other couple of euro strings. I personally believe the value of the strings are more than their price. If you also like the sound would you prefer 3 sets of these or 1 good one, something that need to find out :)
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Why pay more?
Ulven, 08.09.2017
These do the job and for less than the price of branded normal strings. I don't think they're quite as good as elixiers but are much cheaper.
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Harley Benton Coated Electric Guitar 010

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