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

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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 21 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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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 (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

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

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 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.

(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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Worth the money

By Dan-ZUE9s

from Baltimore

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

I used Ernie Ball regular slinkies for a long time, then i switched to Power slinkies. they do rust out very fast but they sound amazing. they last about 3-4 months and are definitely worth the money. The strings are very easy to bend and make pinch harmonics sing. some say the strings are hard to bend, but i believe you have to work up finger strength. just me i guess.

 
5.0

I love musicians friend!

By Jr

from Ca

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Great!

       
      5.0

      Great product. I wll buy again!

      By facundo jimenez

      from Miami, FL

      About Me Experienced

      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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        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

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          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

                        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

                             
                            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!

                               
                              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!

                                 
                                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.

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  My favorite srings by far

                                  By Uleo

                                  from Milwaukee, WI

                                  About Me Experienced

                                  See all my reviews

                                  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.

                                      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Decent Strings...but there are better

                                      By Anonymous

                                      from Undisclosed

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

                                      I have been using these for a while now, they feel pretty good and comfortable and have a nice tone. Now, they die way to fast. After a week they were dead so then i tried some DR Pure Blues which are AWESOME! I think it's the 100% nickel. That aside, i recommend these strings if you want to change them constantly.

                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      A quick fix but nothing more

                                      By Joe-zT8t1

                                      from Illinois

                                      See all my reviews

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

                                      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

                                      (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      2.0

                                      Good words said, bad strings.

                                      By alexjustdoit

                                      from Portland, OR

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

                                      Everyone said such good things about these strings, even my friend, a proud owner of a custom made Jackson RR1. So I went and bought a pair, fully assured they would be fine. Pretty cheap, I was happy. A week and a half later...they were totally rusted out. At the time I had a Squier though, so I can't really comment on tone, but I dont feel like wasting money and time by getting these for my Les Paul just so I can have a full review. Isn't it enough that they wear out so fast? Was very dissapointed, also, even tho they are a slightly larger guage, they are IMPOSSIBLE to bend and solo with. Cut my fingers up wayyy more than D,Addarios do.

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Thick and Beefy

                                      By Mesa DCLP

                                      from The Delta

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

                                      These strings are heavy for light fingers, but that's where the tone comes in. Practice enough and you can squeeze it out. Great strings, and I've always trusted Ernie. The quality is the only thing that I can subtract for, but all strings would get a low rating on this. They all wear out quick when you practice on them.

                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Fantastic Strings

                                      By Tiny Tim

                                      from Indianapolis, IN

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

                                      My Jackson has never sounded better. I used to use GHS and Daddario and Im so happy I bought this 10 pack through MF. EB's new packaging is really convenient too. Best strings I've ever played.

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