Video: John Petrucci Plays, Discusses Ernie Ball Cobalt Electric Guitar Strings

Here's a new video of Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci playing and discussing Ernie Ball's new Cobalt guitar strings.

"I got a set a while back, and I was really amazed by what I heard," says Petrucci in the video. "The first thing I noticed is the strings felt buttery and soft under my fingers -- not as cutting, more comfortable."

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.

And speaking of Petrucci ...

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
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. 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 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. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.