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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...Read More

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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.


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

(based on 17 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Long life (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

    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

    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.

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        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.

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          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.

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              5.0

              great Deal great price

              By Okie Bob

              from Escondido, Ca

              About Me Professional Musician

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              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

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                  5.0

                  Power-up Your Guitar!

                  By blind bart

                  from Nor Cal

                  About Me Experienced

                  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!

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                    5.0

                    GREAT STRINGS and WHAT A GREAT VALUE!!!

                    By Razc

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    About Me Experienced

                    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!

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                      5.0

                      Great quality at a reasonable price.

                      By None

                      from Kentucky

                      About Me Experienced

                      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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                        5.0

                        My favorite srings by far

                        By Uleo

                        from Milwaukee, WI

                        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:

                            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.

                            Comment on this review

                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great for funk

                            By Anonymous

                            from Undisclosed

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

                            These strings are what I usually use. I tried them once and I got hooked after being used to buying regular slinkies. The heavier gauge allows them to have a thicker sound which makes them great for funk. Being that they are a heavier gauge, they are a little harder to bend. You don't really notice until you try to bend the higher strings. These are great to use if you're trying to build up finger strength though. So when/if you decided to swap to a thinner gauge string, you can bend to all the notes your heart desires. And on top of the fact that they have awesome tone, they're cheap and they last quite a long time. I usually change them every month or so anyway just so I can get keep that fresh tone going. For those of you wondering, yes they CAN last 3-4 months, but it's a given that they will lose some of their tone. But some people like toned down strings. It's all personal preference. The thicker gauge helps a lot for alternate tunings too. They're never too loose to where you receive fret buzz. Long story short, great strings. Grab a pack along with some others at the local music store to see what you like the best.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Best srings ever

                            By Anonymous

                            from Undisclosed

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

                            These are literally the best strings i have used. Perfect guage for standard and drop-d. thick sounding but not muddy in any way, affordable, and come 100% rust free every time thanks to the packaging.

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