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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 or at at Ernie Ball's official website.