You can still see all customer reviews for the product. In 20 years of playing 5-6 nights a week as a professional musician whose main instrument is acoustic guitar, I could count the number of strings I have broken on one hand and have enough to play a Django solo left over. They do produce more magnetism and they DO (100%) last longer, though I've had some break on a cheap ass guitar which wasn't the strings fault. Not suited for going between alternate tunings, Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2018. 5501 U.S. Hwy 30 W, Fort Wayne, IN 46818 Distortion parts (Mesa Mark II C) were on my bridge pickup, and clean parts (Matchless) were on my neck pickup (both humbuckers). TOTAL waste of money!! I still have a dozen or so sets of Slinky’s to use on my other guitars but I can see myself getting a box of these Paradigms to eventually switch over completely. There's a problem loading this menu at the moment. Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2020. You can edit your question or post anyway. Not only is that good for us tone freaks, but it means that you don’t need to change strings anything like as often; Unbreakable? For well over a decade I’ve loved going to the guitar store and asking for that little neon pack of goodness from Ernie Ball. They really rise to the challenge especially for great low end and a great brightness that other strings just can’t do. Shame it was the A string too, was half expecting the D or the high e going but nope the A string.. If there’s a possibility, I think these strings feel even more slinky than the Slinkys themselves. The new Ernie Ball Paradigm Phosphor Bronze Medium Light 12–54 acoustic strings that Chris put to the test. But Ernie Ball hasn’t just stated that they’re unbreakable in a gimmicky way. From Kirk Hammett doing all sorts of dive bombs in a pre-gig warmup, to Paul Gilbert going crazy with bends, John Petrucci inflicting pain with his whammy bar, and lots more…these strings are truly unbreakable. September 7, 2017. They have a great snap to them when I put them on my Charvel, and were really inspiring to play with. Ernie Ball Paradigm Medium Light 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings... Ernie Ball Paradigm Medium Light 80/20 Bronze Acoustic Guitar Strings - 12-54 Gauge. Awesome brightness and low end and tone. Played light – jazz comping for example, they sound a tiny bit thin; Played hard – funk chopping for example, they sound snappy and clean – they are good at this; Played with feel – blues, they are expressive and honest but still have a slight tinny sound; Played shred – they cut and bite and react to every nuance – I found myself edging the presence back for these strings. There was an error submitting your subscription. So, while the durability of these strings is reassuring, it is not why I give them 5 stars. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2019. I buy cheaper ones that last for months. I hate changing strings so, I've been rocking these with string cleaner. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. I used to break a high E or B string once ever two or three shows.Was using the standard power slinkies. Check Out These New Limited-edition Guitars from D'Angelico! Everyone has different body chemistry of course, so I can’t say 100% that this will be the case for everybody but for me there is no sign of corrosion at all; Like the M steel strings, the Paradigm keep their tone for ever and don’t go dull and lifeless which the cheaper strings do quite quickly. These 80/20 bronze strings deliver vivid tone along with advanced engineering that can withstand aggressive players. It is the sound. There probably is, but it probably isn’t much to the layman but can be quite significant to some and there is a lot of B.S as well! And this is my beloved "ST,HB" set that I don't see myself switching from. Over the years I’ve totally seen that to be false. I change strings on all my guitars on an average of every 2 or 3 shows anyways so all in all, not to bad at all if I do my normal change every other show but I was hoping for the normal price I can get these at that they would last a bit longer. Far better than Elixir!! I play some pentatonic riffs, rhythm with distortion, and some clean arpeggiated parts and chords. Had to use a different brand because I was on stage at the time and that’s all I could get. I’m not sure why this was chosen as the main “tag line” for these strings. Happy customers, one piece of gear at a time! Ernie Ball Paradigm Regular Slinky 10-46 Electric Guitar Strings, Size Name: 7-String Skinny Top Heavy Bottom, See all details for Ernie Ball Paradigm Regular Slinky 10-46 Electric Guitar Strings, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. Click the picture above! Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 June 2020. Reviewed in the United States on February 29, 2020.