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MF MD HG Exclusives 09-19-14

Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack  

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The string that's made for modern guitar.

Three-pack of Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings.
Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.

Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings feature nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around tin-plated, hex-shaped, steel core wire. Slinky strings provide vibrant, bright, lasting tone and reduce fret wear. This weight balances maximum response from your pickups with playability and bendability.

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

Ernie Ball is the 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 3 Pack
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (13)
  • Good tone (13)
  • Long life (11)
  • Well built / quality (10)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (10)
    • Practicing (9)
    • Back-up (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (10), Professional musician (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great strings

    Providing I don't get another bad batch of strings, these are my go to strings.
    They have an awesome sound and seem to last longer than other brand strings I've used.Read complete review

    Providing I don't get another bad batch of strings, these are my go to strings.
    They have an awesome sound and seem to last longer than other brand strings I've used.
    I mark them as a rating of eight, but generally it would be a ten. I usually buy these strings in three 3-packs (9 sets) and normally have no trouble with them. The previous nine sets I brought, about six sets that were of poor quality. Now, that is extremely odd. I've gone years without getting a bad set. I guess I just got a bad batch of strings. This time I purchased two 3-packs and so far I've put a set on my LP and my Ibanez and haven't noticed anything wrong with them. As noted, hopefully that was just a bad batch. I've been using Erine Ball for years. (previously Hybrid Skinkys, now Regular Slinkys)
    Value wise, I have never played with a better string and for the price. It's a steal in my opinion.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    They keep unraveling ....

    These strings keep e unraveling back near the bridge, hardly getting a few days out of them, I have been playing for fun for 30 yrs, and cannot recall strings lasting this short...Read complete review

    These strings keep e unraveling back near the bridge, hardly getting a few days out of them, I have been playing for fun for 30 yrs, and cannot recall strings lasting this short of time.....hopefully just a bad run?

    Going to try another brand for awhile.....

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    2.0

    They keep unraveling ....

    By DR Percussion

    from Northern Michigan

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Breaks Easy

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

      These strings keep e unraveling back near the bridge, hardly getting a few days out of them, I have been playing for fun for 30 yrs, and cannot recall strings lasting this short of time.....hopefully just a bad run?

      Going to try another brand for awhile.....

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      5.0

      Used them for years...still the best...

      By NWArkansas picker

      from Sunny NW Arkansas

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Weekend Gigs

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

        I have used Ernie Ball strings for YEARS. I've been a professional musician since 1965 but can't remember when I first tried them. I think it was early 1970's. I had friend who worked at a Music Store and he gave me a set to try out. Loved them right away and have used them ever since. I have tried (off and on) other brands but always come back to Ernie Ball. When I was playing 6 nights a week, I used 12's or 13's but I don't play as much so I dropped back to the lighter gauge.

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        5.0

        Used For Years. Exceptional Consistency.

        By MartyStrat54

        from Muskogee, OK

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        Pros

        • A Legend Among Pro's
        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

        Been using these for such a long time. I've experimented with other brands, but I've always come back to these. No more experimenting. These strings have become part of my sound.

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        5.0

        Great Strings

        By longbow

        from Erin,NY

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

          Have used these for years they never let me down, they just work and sound great on my Les Paul, I do alot of bending they just always soung great holding key, can't beat em.

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          5.0

          ...still crazy after all these years!

          By Triad999

          from Southwest Florida

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

            I've been using slinky's since they started making them (about a hundred years ago!) and they are always consistent, especially since they started sealing the packages. I've tried all the others over the years and for the money these are still the best for me. If you burn through a lot of sets and you care about consistant tone, these are the one's.

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            5.0

            Great Deal!

            By Rusto

            from Selmer, TN

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            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

              I usually use DR strings for my floyd but these work just as well for almost any guitar or situation. Always been a fan of ernie ball strings. Very inexpensive good quality.

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              4.0

              good strings

              By Jay2818

              from Kentucky

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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 3 Pack:

                  In my opinion Ernie Ball makes the best non-coated strings in the world. I've broken maybe 2 high e's in the 17 years I've used them. They have a very balanced tone that's suitable for most styles. GHS are pretty much on par with these, I didn't find much of a difference. D'Addario are just too bright and fragile. I've found that if you wipe them down with a cotton cloth after playing, these can last for at least 2 months with moderate use without corrosion or loss of tone. If you're shopping around for a new brand, or just getting started and not sure what to try, I would get a set of these first and go from there.

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                  5.0

                  go to strings

                  By bigmike

                  from redwood city ca

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

                      Erie Ball are my go to strings never had a problem

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                      4.0

                      Great Stings

                      By Del

                      from California

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

                      I have bee using EB strings for over 20 years and have never had a problem.

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                      5.0

                      Great Strings

                      By JP

                      from Florida

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • General Use

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

                      After many years of playing and trying different brands of strings, these are the ones that I have settled on. They have the performance and price point that makes them hard to beat.

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