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Video: Steve Morse Plays, Discusses Ernie Ball Cobalt Electric Guitar Strings

Here's a video of Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs and Flying Colors guitarist Steve Morse playing and discussing Ernie Ball's new Cobalt guitar strings.

"In the low range, where things tend to get muddy, I can get more enunciation, more definition," says Morse in the video. "Instead of turning up the treble on the amplifier, which makes the high end sound shrill, these strings let me keep a thick sound."

Ernie Ball recently announced the new line of electric bass and guitar strings, which is made out of cobalt, the most magnetically active material. Ernie Ball's patent pending advancement in technology stems from a nine-year pursuit in researching materials that give guitarists and bassists a new-and-improved voice.

Find out how you can win a Music Man John Petrucci JPXI guitar, a box of Cobalt Slinky Strings and an Ernie Ball Marshall Gig Bag Amp! For all the info about the contest, and to enter, visit the official contest page right here.

Find out more about Cobalt Slinkys at GuitarWorld.com or at at Ernie Ball's official website.

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Damian Fanelli
Damian Fanelli

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor, and his non-Pulitzer-Prize-winning stories have appeared in Guitar Aficionado, Vintage Guitar, Total Guitar and countless other publications, including 13.7 metric tons of daily newspapers. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton and Ty Tabor chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums (one of which appears in the 2015 Disney film 'Tomorrowland' starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson). He's in two NYC-area bands and plays Teles with four-way switches, B-benders and semi-snazzy aftermarket pickups. He quotes Terry-Thomas twice daily.