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Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings  

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The string that's made for modern guitar.

Regular Slinky Electric Strings are Ernie Ball's top-selling set and are favored by many musicians around the globe. Regular Slinky wound strings are made from a 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 10-13-17-26-36-46.

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Ernie Ball2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 147 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (107)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (34)
  • Consistent (27)
  • Well built / quality (24)
  • Long life (19)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (19)
  • Concerts (14)
  • Back-up (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (12), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

my experience

nice things first, i've never broke one of these strings playing them and I play really fast every string brand will break at the machine heads every now and then so i wont complain...Read complete review

nice things first, i've never broke one of these strings playing them and I play really fast every string brand will break at the machine heads every now and then so i wont complain about that, sure they die quick and lose newness fast but the bright clean sound you get out of them is worth it, they're cheap , individually wrapped and the only way they can improve is color coding the strings like D'Addario. These I'm moving away from as styles change but trying various sizes of these they havent let me down. We're paying for what we're getting which I've mentioned and if you switch strings every 2 weeks these are for you , I play 3+ hours a day to come up with the every 2 weeks thing but I do recommend these much more than fender super bullets , no name brands like Agile has and Long and Mcquades cheap brands.
I'm giving the features a 5 for the fact that there is 6 strings in it! yeah that and they're individually packed with the string sizes on them like D'Addario , Dean Markley and so forth.
I had the worst experience with these the first time around the high E (a 12) broke when I put it on the first time i put grover tuners on my a guitar and didn't look at these for at least 2-4 years , yet the loyalty some have to these strings is incredible, I've bought way more packs of them but still to be honest they don't stay new sounding as long as the other brands out , they go dead sounding faster to my ears as well as a few friends quicker than most brands that are name brand
we're paying for what we're getting , these strings are great for harmonics , a very bright sound so if you're playing a maple necked guitar and afraid of those dastardly steel strings like blue steel strings (nothing wrong with regular dean markleys) these are for you. They sound great in other tunings besides standard which is crutial and hold their tuning pretty well on fixed bridge guitars.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cheap & Interesting but quality could be better

Slinky are interesting strings, having in mind they are one of rare companies who have specially made strings for detuning. That was always attracting to me. I have bought many of their products,...Read complete review

Slinky are interesting strings, having in mind they are one of rare companies who have specially made strings for detuning. That was always attracting to me. I have bought many of their products, including those made for detuning and these regular. Strings are cheap and affordable. But If I compare them to, say, Blue Steel, I can definitely hear and feel the difference. After some time playing Slinky, strings loose their tone a bit, and coating falls off from thiner strings, which irritates me a lot, but doesn't change the sound. So in the end, they are not so good quality and they don't last long, but are interesting to me, and that is strange. I even bought 12 string set for my 12 electric guitar and those strings lasted even shorter, in sound and coating fell of pretty quickly. They would be really GREAT strings if they would combine with quality of blue steel, but I am afraid that is not in their interest, cause, hey, you have to buy new strings each week. The same thing told me in the shop. Well, you know, Blue Steel, you pay - you get---more than a week. Actually, as time passes, they sound more and more better. So there you go. I recommend Blue Steel.

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5.0

Old reliable

By Ghosttown

from Wyoming

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

    I recently decided to give 10's a whirl after being a user of Super Slinky's for about the last 20 years. I tried D'Addarios for the 1st set, and while they were good, something just wasn't the same about them. After installing my Detonator, I put a set of "Greens" on, and man they just felt right. Sorry I strayed Ernie!

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    4.0

    Great tone. Go dull quickly

    By SDS

    from College Station, TX

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Go Dull Quickly

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      Slinky's sound great on my tele; they're my preferred string. The strings do need to be replaced with a bit greater frequency than other strings I've used. Easily 5 stars if they stayed sounding "fresh" a bit longer.

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      5.0

      My favorite strings!

      By Vepac

      from Florida

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

        I started using this model of their strings since early July and I like these a lot. Before I was using their super slinky model. I guess after years of using them I was ready for thicker strings and got them based off suggestion from family, friends, and the sales rep.

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        5.0

        Great strings

        By Keith

        from Tennessee

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Any

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

        Great strings

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        4.0

        Reliable

        By Bristol Kid

        from The Villages, FL

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Music

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Blues And Blues Rock
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

          You can always count on the guys from "SLO-town" to make good strings. Sterling's been at it for decades now and keeps making great strings.

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          5.0

          great strings

          By taz048

          from daytona beach, florida

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

            Nice sounding strings for the money

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            4.0

            Great strings

            By M. Deniz P.

            from Mersin, Turkey

            Pros

            • Has An Amazing Tone
            • Never Broken Any Srting
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Gets Rusted In Few Days
            • Not Consistent

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

              Well, this string is my choice for a pretty long time. I like the tone that it gives to me and I also fint it easy to play on this strings. But these apply only when the strings are new (mostly 1 or 2 weeks). After some time passes, the tone gets lost and the strings get very rusty (if it is a problem for you). Actually this might be caused by the city I live which is very humid.
              About strength, I have never seen any of this strings broken (I haven't seen also in 0.09 set) so it makes me feel free while bending wildly.

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              5.0

              The Best Strings, Period!

              By MasterShredder

              from LI, NY

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I have been using Ernie Ball for 42 years! Regular, Hybrid, and Super. I have never had a problem. If they "break easy" as one has stated, I would advise smoothing out the bridge saddle. That's what causes any string to break prematurely aside from normal wear on a smooth saddle. These are simply excellent strings, period!

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                  5.0

                  Best Yet!!!

                  By Slugmasterhorrorcon

                  from Blasdell,NY

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                    When I first played these strings I thought that I had accidentally bought a set of acoustic strings because I was playing without my amp and the sound was clear and strong!! The sustain was awesome!!! Of course they weren't acoustics the were Ernie Ball slinkys!! I like the gauge but I think I'm going to try a little lighter gauge next time but that isn't a knock on these strings it is just personal preference!!! As I said the tone and sustain is awesome!!!

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                    5.0

                    Reliable

                    By road dog bobby

                    from Fort Worth Tx . (when I'm home)

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                      As per usual MF shipped the order in a timely manner.

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