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Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings   

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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...Read More

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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.

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Ernie Ball2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 156 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (114)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (10)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (42)
  • Consistent (33)
  • Well built / quality (28)
  • Long life (22)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (5)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (23)
  • Back-up (15)
  • Concerts (15)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (28), Professional musician (12), Novice (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great 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...Read complete review

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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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

Amazed!

By epiphonegirl

from Scottdale, PA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Excellent Product
  • Quick And Free Postage

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Practicing
  • Pure enjoyment

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

I love this product. I couldn't believe how fast it arrived and the free shipping was fantastic! Thank you so much.

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5.0

Sounds Good...

By rayson454

from Payson, Arizona

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      Very reasonable on the price!!

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      5.0

      Great Strings

      By The MT kid

      from Orem, UT

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

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

        I have been a long time user of the super slinky strings but found that a couple of my guitars were too slinky and felt all over the place. Switching them to regular slinky strings made a big difference in string tension and playability. Great feel!

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        3.0

        good strings

        By mick

        from altoona iowa

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Breaks Easy

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

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

        braeks easy

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        5.0

        Perfect

        By Markus

        from Riverside, CA

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I have used regular slinky strings for years and never have had a problem. Great item without spending a fortune. Higher price does not necessarily mean higher quality.

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            5.0

            Reliable and great-sounding strings!

            By Rodolfo

            from Brooklyn, NY

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              Not too much to say. They're Ernie Balls, they pretty much talk for themselves. Affordable price that allows you to change strings often and sound amazing every time!

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              3.0

              Pretty Decent Strings

              By Nick

              from Ohio

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

              • Breaks Easy
              • Short life

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

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

              I have used these strings since I started playing guitar. Back then I used to just play chords and easier songs that did not require a lot of bending. Now that I've really started to work a lot more with heavy bends I've noticed these strings breaking after only about 3-4 months. They are good strings but they have been breaking quite easy for me. It could be different for you so at least give one set a try.

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              5.0

              The best!

              By MPC

              from Rockin' in South Jersey

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  Been using these strings for over 40 years! They're simply GREAT!

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                  5.0

                  ernie 10's

                  By Matthew Hopkins...Witchfinder

                  from lower Michigan

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      I've used these strings for years..never had any problems at all -I consider them to be the standard in all applicated riffery

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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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