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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
 
4.8

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (56)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (51)
  • Good tone (51)
  • Long life (42)
  • Well built / quality (40)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (39)
  • Concerts (33)
  • Back-up (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (37), Professional musician (12), Novice (9)

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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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great strings!

By 41685

from Meridian, Idaho

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    Got these as a replacement to match the strings I already had on my Schecter Custom Tempest. I usually use D'Addario on my other guitars, but I really liked the way these feel and sound. Would definitely buy more Ernie Ball Strings.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great strings

    By David Brown

    from NY

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

    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.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good strings and the deal was great

    By Roy

    from Houston, TX

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        I've used these strings plenty of times before, they sound good and have a great feel. I like them on my Strat and my Les Paul. They last as well as any others, and much better than some that I've had rust on me after a very short time (humid climate here in the Houston area). The deal I got on the 3-pack was great, so if you see them on sale be sure to grab some.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great strings

        By Joecool

        from Mustang, Oklahoma

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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 read many reviews about replacing the factory strings - well I am a believer in these strings.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Ernie Ball Strings are some of the best.

          By John Tremblay

          from Arkansas

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

          I have the best results from Enrie Ball strings on my solid body soloist guitars. They have a great bright sound that's clear and also easy to tone down when you want the softer tones. The last a long time and I have only broken them on rare ocassions. But they are usually ready to be changed by the time that I break them. You can't go wrong, these are great strings for pros and beginners alike.
          I use Ernie Ball strings for my solid body soloist guitar and they have never failed me. The sound awesome, nice and bright, and hold a tune very well. I need to retune on ocassion but I play hard and use a 60mm pick on them.
          The quality of Ernie Ball strings is always dependable. They are always the same and I know what I'm getting each time I get a new set. They play easy and are not hard on the fingers. Mine always last for months before I decide to change them.
          You can always find Ernie Ball strings at a great price. You would think that at the low price, they would be terrible, but they are not. They are always awesome and dependable.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Strings!!!

          By Alanbama

          from Birmingham, Al.

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Musical and Bright
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Everything Guitar!
            • Practicing

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

            I have been playing since the early 70's and I don't know why I've never tried these before! I always just used GHS Boomers, which are great too, but these are even better because of their feel. To me they are just easier to bend and they fret easier. Plus they are less expensive. The Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys are truly great strings and I'm comparing this to Ernie Ball M Steels which are also wonderful strings. But the M Steels are just too expensive and to me these strings sound as good.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice and clear, never broken one

            By Patrick from Orlando

            from Orlando Fl

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

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

              I love Ernie Balls. I've played for 25 years and while there are more expensive strings and arguably better sounding, this sound great and I've never broken one playing live. Nothing feels weirder than when your equipment fails on stage but these string don't break: 10s, 11s, 12s. I'm pretty heavy handed and bend strings like crazy... they just dont break. The other guitarist i play with has broken 3 strings on stage but not me.. play hard

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best strings on the market

              By Ryant73

              from Alaska

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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:

                  I've been playing since the early 80's. In my first 10 years of playing I tried Slinky's, Boomers, D' Addario, Blue Steel, etc. Once I really got into playing, building, set ups, etc. I went back to Slinky's, been using them now consistently for about 15 years. D'Addario is my second fav. but slinky's are still the way to go.. Overall to me, I think they have the best tone, they last longer than any others (And on some of my guitars I put them through a lot. Dive bombs, huge bends etc.). You just have to be patient with stretching them out and locking in the tuning, but once they're stretched and tuned they'll usually give you all the life you want. ( I try to change out every 3 months) But I have one old guitar kinda my beat around guitar and the guitar I let my kids use etc. and Haven't changed the strings in over a year. And my kids abuse the heck out of them. But to me it's all about the tone..there's a reason why guys like Slash, Jimmy Page etc use these.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best guitar string ever.

                  By Clmasse

                  from Sd

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    In playing guitar 44 years, these are the best sounding and longest lasting electric guitar strings I've ever used.

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