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Bendable uppers and power chord lowers.

Ernie Ball 2215 Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Slinky Electric Guitar Strings are the perfect hybrid set for those who like thick bottom strings without sacrificing the ability to solo on smaller strings. The wound strings are made from nickel-plated, steel wire wrapped around a hex-shaped steel core wire. The plain strings are made of specially tempered, tin-plated, high-carbon steel, producing a well-balanced tone for your guitar.

All Ernie Ball strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and the most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance, and long life.

Ernie Ball is a pioneer of rock and roll guitar strings. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Slash are among the long list of Slinky players.

Gauges: 10-13-17-30-42-52.

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Ernie Ball2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 108 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (87)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (9)
  • Good tone (9)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Long life (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (6)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Back-up (4)
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      • Experienced (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent strings for hardcore jamming!!

    I've used these strings for quite sometime now. (Approx. 3 or 4 years.) They sound great, on a clean setting and heavy saturated distortion setting. I like the thickness of the...Read complete review

    I've used these strings for quite sometime now. (Approx. 3 or 4 years.) They sound great, on a clean setting and heavy saturated distortion setting. I like the thickness of the Low E,A, and D strings. In a clean tone setting, they provide great bass, supporting midrange, and clean highs. In a distortion setting, depending upon your taste (Mine is very heavily distorted to a point)they punch through cleanly and allow tough power chords, and at the same time give a great clean lead sound when soloing. The strings themselves are very durable, and last longer than most other strings. However, if your not used to playing with heavy gauges in the bottom-end, they may cause you to get tired faster. To even that out, they'll make your dexterity increase in strength. Hope this helps, and keep rockin'.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Meh......

    The treble side strings are nice.... really nice if you ask me but the Low E is horrible :/ It sounds stupidly bright, to be fair I am usin a Strat but...Read complete review

    The treble side strings are nice.... really nice if you ask me but the Low E is horrible :/ It sounds stupidly bright, to be fair I am usin a Strat but its really not what I expected from a .52, 3 on features because well.... they're strings? :L On the plus side I havent noticed them getting too dirty and Ive played them everyday for 2 weeks, prefer D'Addario's Med Top/Heavy Bottom set though.

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    5.0

    Great Strings for Lower Tunnings

    By Lunares0521

    from Queens, NY

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

        Amazing strings, love the low end sound yet I don't have to chop my fingers up with thicker gauge higher strings. Bends are effortless and creamy, yet low end chugging is tight and bassy!!

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        5.0

        best strings ever

        By Derek Owen

        from Lafayette, TN

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

          These are the best sounding string on the market

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          5.0

          Great Strings, Great Feel

          By JTallica1995

          from boaz,alabama

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

            After a long time of using d'addarios, i decided to give Ernie ball strings a try again. I love this set. I actually use this set for playing in drop c tuning, but i put a 56 on the low e instead of the 52. The strings have a good, warm feel to them and they don't sound too bright or metallic.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing for detuned guitars!!!

            By Lunares0521

            from Queens, NY

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            Pros

            • Amazing For Detuning

            Cons

            • None At All

            Best Uses

            • Recording

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

            Just what I needed for detuning my guitars. I tune down a whole step to D and these
            strings are just what the Doctor Ordered!! Perfect tension and CRAZY sustain! Bright
            sounding with bite and a nice tight bottom end, especially on my Les Paul! I also tune
            down to Drop C and it still has attack and attitude.

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            5.0

            I am a big fan of these strings!

            By harder1974

            from Savannah, GA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Quality
            • Signature
            • Value

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

              I've been using Ernie Ball strings for years, occasionally switching to possibly find something better in the same price range, but keep coming back. The gauge combo is great (I don't down tune but play a crazy setup to get a thick sound) and haven't had a bad string out of the package (like other brands). I use a metal pick so I change the strings after every couple of shows, so can't comment on durability. They sound great and help me get closer to a signature sound. Yeah fellas!!

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              5.0

              Best strings ever

              By Metal Mania

              from America

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Perfect
              • Strong

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Everything
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

              I use these strings on both my guitars, they are second to none. I pound the hell out of these strings and in 6 years have NEVER broke one. And the slinky bottom makes soloing very easy. They hold tune and tone longer then any string i ever used before. And with the "Finger Ease" i get a good couple to three months out of them with pretty moderate use. All in All the best overall strings ive used.

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              5.0

              Heavy strings for anything

              By Caleb Rose

              from North Carolina

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I really like these strings. I played Super Slinkys for 5 years exclusively, and they were good strings, but after hearing Daron Malikan day he used heavier strings, I decided to look into it. I heard Dick Dale used Piano strings, Jack White was using huge strings, and so was Kurt Cobain, so I went to my local music shop to buy new strings. I play 3 guitars with 3 turnings, so i decided to buy 3 different gauges of strings. I bought one pack of Regular, one Not Even Slinky, and one pack of Skinny Top/Heavy Bottoms. I put the regs on a standard tuned axe, the not evens on a whole step down guitar, and skinny top/heavy bottoms on a guitar tuned half down. They were by far my favorite strings. I love the feel of them under my fingers as I'm banging away at power chords, and the feel of them shredding fast. I've sense switched from regs to hybrid, and from not evens, to another set of ST/HB. Most Guitar players have to make a choice; light shredder's strings, or loud heavy strings. That is no longer the case. These things are the middle ground, and trust me, it's no compromise. They are perfect for a guitar player who wants to hit his guitar as hard as he can, but still likes to kill the solos. If you buy these strings, you will not be disappointed, and for that small price, what's stopping you?

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                  5.0

                  Great strings for lower tunings!!

                  By DakAurion

                  from Jacksonville, Fl.

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                  Pros

                  • Clear sound
                  • Nice And Thick
                  • Non-flimsy
                  • Very Solid Feeling

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Drop Tunings

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I got these strings for my friend since his old ones were on there last leg. After putting them on, we noticed a difference, a good difference!! Having played mainly in D standard, Drop C and occasionally Drop A (Korn) these strings held very well and let you hear every note from Power Chords to Pinch Harmonics no note is left dull or bum.

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                  5.0

                  Ernie Ball 2215

                  By 4321Packers

                  from Arizona

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long lasting
                  • Long Life
                  • Strings Can Take A Beatin
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • All Genres Of Metal
                  • Backup
                  • Blues
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I've played different types of strings that have a heavy top light bottom from Dunlop, GHS, Knucklehead and prefer the 2215 over these brands.

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                  5.0

                  great strings!

                  By BigNick27

                  from Havelock, NC

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

                      These strings were the best idea for my hollow body electric! They sound great and are the best fit for my style, can't go wrong.

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