Harley Benton Coated Electric Guitar 010

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Value for money
13.04.2015
For such a low price I expected razor wire. But I was happily surprised at the sound and playability of these strings. After a quick string change and a couple of stretches they held their tuning well and didn't feel as cheap and tacky as some other cheaper brands I have played.

Definitely worth every penny considering most other regular strings are double the price for a pack
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You get a little bit more that what you pay this time
Jacopé, 01.04.2018
They are probably not for professionals touring musicians but they are quite good for the price, the only complain is that they feel oily when you first put them on, don't know why
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Excellent value for money
Kelvin F., 25.12.2014
for a regular gigging guitarist these strings are by far the most usuable of the cheaper coated range. with a quick wipe before and after playing those sweaty clubs these strings will last a very satisfactory length of time
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Not bad strings, I still prefer D'Addarios.
Angelus502, 10.05.2015
These are much better the the Harley Benton value strings. They still have a little too much stretch to them when new for my liking. I can't tell you how long they last as I ended up going back to D'Addarios after a week or 2.
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Not bad strings at all.
John1541, 25.10.2014
These strings are fine. They are not superb but at the price point they do what they are supposed to do. I use them on a guitar I practice with and they are fine for that. I'm quite happy with them.
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Harley Benton Coated Electric Guitar 010
zenando, 29.06.2014
Excellent product for the price. Strings for electric guitar thomann are versatile and soft. Gives pleasure to play guitar with them.
Of course there are better and with better quality, however, the price is much higher.
For this price the quality is great, worth it.
Excellent value for money
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good strings
David9568, 25.02.2016
I would definatly get these again. I got 10 packs and way to go yet. Got them on my Telecaster play the streets (busking)
no issues at all. No breaks yet either.
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Coated
16.01.2015
The longer you used them, the better they sound, but don't over use them, as long as you remember to clean your fretboard regularly, you get a really nice tone from them.
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Harley Benton Coated Electric Guitar 010

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