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

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Ernie Ball 2215 Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Slinky Electric Guitar Strings are the perfect hybrid set for those who like thick bottom strings without sac...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 123 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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Pros

  • Good tone (23)
  • Consistent (19)
  • Well built / quality (17)
  • Long life (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Concerts (14)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (19), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing and Fast!

I play in Drop C tuning to D standard. These strings are perfect for them. I can easily do bends while still having tight bottoms!

I play in Drop C tuning to D standard. These strings are perfect for them. I can easily do bends while still having tight bottoms!

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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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Nice Full Spectrum Sound-Just what I was looking for

By Guitarman

from Greensboro, N.C.

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good full bodied bass, crystaline highs
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Great for blues, rock

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

    The strings that came with my new electric guitars are a bit thin sounding, especially the bass strings. They were a little too thin and buzzy for my taste. (I am not a heavy metal player.) I'm used to a fuller bass sound with solid crystal highs and that's what you get with these strings. All Ernie Ball electric strings are top quality, but the Skinny Top/Heavy bottom are perfect for all-around solid electric guitar sound, especially rock and blues. I can bend them as much as I want and they spring back in tune. Thanks Ernie Ball and Musician's Friend! They have provided elevated excitement and enjoyment by transforming good sounding electric guitars to great sounding guitars.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Amazing and Fast!

    By Jay Jay The Jet Plane

    from Middletown, Ct

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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:

      I play in Drop C tuning to D standard. These strings are perfect for them. I can easily do bends while still having tight bottoms!

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent strings for hardcore jamming!!

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

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

      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'.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      GOOD TIME!!!

      By RUBEL

      from MEM

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

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

        GET SOME!!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good Strings for Heavy Rock

        By Robertj235

        from Miami, FL

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I use these on my D Tuned guitar that handles Grunge. I like to fat bottom and upper strings are the right sizing for quick lead work.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best strings ever!

          By ATmetal

          from Rosewell, NJ

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            Best strings for Drop C tuning. Sounds amazing and feets well on my ESP Horizon

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love These Strings!

            By Rereggie

            from Hudson, NH

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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:

              I tune to drop D alot and they really held up to the task. I bend my leads all over the place so the smaller high string were great. I have tried alot of others, none compare.

              (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.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Heavy strings for anything

              By Caleb Rose

              from North Carolina

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              Pros

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

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                  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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