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Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free   

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Gauges 11-14-18-28-38-48.Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinkys in the purple package are made from nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around tin-plated hex-sha...Click To Read More About This Product

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What a deal! Two free packs of the most popular Slinkys when you buy 10.

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Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinkys in the purple package are made from nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around tin-plated hex-shaped steel-core wire. Produce a well-balanced, all-around good sound.

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

Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Slash are among the long list of Ernie Ball Slinky players.


Stock up, and finally change your strings as often as you should.

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Ernie Ball2220 Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free
 
4.5

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Well built / quality (10)
  • Long life (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My favorite srings by far

Durable, easy to bend, and sound great. I've been using these strings for 7 years now. I've never seen them rust - even when left on guitars more or less in storage...Read complete review

Durable, easy to bend, and sound great. I've been using these strings for 7 years now. I've never seen them rust - even when left on guitars more or less in storage (1 year plus storage time). So, have no clue how people own guitars upon which the strings have rusted within a week - seems absurd (maybe a climate issue). It is very rare to break one of these strings - only after used and abused for an extended strecth of string life. What sold me on these strings was the way they felt. They feel more flexible (I guess, slinky) and I find it easier to bend that other brands I've tried. This is a heavy gauge; thus, harder to bend. But, these feel more like 10s than 11s, which is great. Awesome strings. Change them after about 20-30 hours of play and will have no issues - since affordable, that works out nicely. I bend a lot, country to blues, and find these strings can take it.

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A quick fix but nothing more

These strings are great for the first few hours you play then after that its all down hill. These strings don't last anywhere near as long as other brands (such as elixirs) but...Read complete review

These strings are great for the first few hours you play then after that its all down hill. These strings don't last anywhere near as long as other brands (such as elixirs) but thats why they can sell them so cheap. They are cheap strings good for a quick fix

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5.0

Great product. I wll buy again!

By facundo jimenez

from Miami, FL

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

    Great product. I wll buy again!

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    My favorite set of strings!!!

    By MagicGuitar

    from Fallon, Nevada

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

      They are strings... put them on the guitar and play...

       
      4.0

      Great strings

      By Rick

      from Westport, MA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Ask me a question

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

          I'm very happy with these strings. I normally use 11s on all of my guitars that are tuned down a 1/2 step. However, these strings are soft enough that I can use them on the guitars that are tuned standard. Stretched after installing, I have not had any tuning stability issues. I have them on guitars with scales from 25 1/2 to 24 3/4. Nice tension and feel when using a pick or just my fingers. I bought them because of the price of the 12 pack was reasonable. I have been using Xotic .11s which are fabulous but the high price is not nice. I do wish they made these with a .50 on the 6th though. I have always been a user of pure nickel strings but these are fine. We'll see how they hold up through rehearsals and gigs. It would be nice to get a couple of weeks out of them before they thud out.

           
          5.0

          Best strings I've ever had.

          By darkshredder23

          from Cincinnati, OH

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

              By far the best strings I've used. I've never seen them rust, the tone is just as good when it is time to change them as day one, and they are easy to bend. I've tried a few other strings like the Zakk Wylde signatures and the not even slinkys. Common problem with every other type I've used other then the Cobalts was a very short life span. I've snapped every other string, including the Wyldes which are supposed to be the same quality as Zakk Wylde's strings. I've using power slinkys for at least 3 years, and have yet to break one. Plus bands like Metallica, Iron Maiden and Slash all use power slinkys and all of them use a lot of bends in their playing. So to anyone that can't bend them, get some finger strength.

               
              5.0

              Good Consistent Strings

              By GuitarMallen

              from Irvine, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                I am a professional musician who plays live shows most weekends and have been using these strings for over 20 years with no complaints.

                 
                5.0

                Excellent

                By D Poston

                from Streetsboro, OH

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                    Loved the strings but was disappointed in the shipping. Very heavy items were packaged with smaller light weight items so some packages were smashed and opened.

                     
                    5.0

                    great Deal great price

                    By Okie Bob

                    from Escondido, Ca

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                    Ask me a question

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                        I have three guitars I use these strings on.
                        You can't go wrong with Ernie Balls
                        As I always tell my friends , GET YOU SOME BALLS

                         
                        5.0

                        Power-up Your Guitar!

                        By blind bart

                        from Nor Cal

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Doesn't Suk
                        • Fat Tone
                        • Good Tone
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing
                          • Rockin Da House

                          Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                          Slinkys are the industry standard! I've used them since the 1970's and they always sound great. Other reviews complain about them not lasting as long as Elixirs- but they don't cost a fortune either. At this price you can afford to change your strings and have a great sounding/ feeling fresh set!

                           
                          5.0

                          GREAT STRINGS and WHAT A GREAT VALUE!!!

                          By Razc

                          from Los Angeles, CA

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Great sound
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup
                            • Practicing
                            • Toolin' Around

                            Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                            The people at Musicians Friend are amazing to work with. Extremely helpful, efficient and honest! I don't shop anywhere else!

                             
                            5.0

                            Great quality at a reasonable price.

                            By None

                            from Kentucky

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                              Great quality at a reasonable price.

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