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Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 6 Pack   

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The string that's made for modern guitar.

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.


SPECIFICATIONS

2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 6 Pack

  • 6 sets of strings
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Ernie Ball2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 6 Pack
 
4.6

(based on 36 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (10)
  • Good tone (10)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6), Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My favorite electric guitar string !!

I've been using these strings for some time and have grown use to the feel and tone . I love the way they sparkle and have a little mid-range bark when new that I haven't...Read complete review

I've been using these strings for some time and have grown use to the feel and tone . I love the way they sparkle and have a little mid-range bark when new that I haven't found in others strings. Ocasionally I try other strings but always come back to these. The only draw back I can see is they need to be replaced after 15 to 20 hours of playing time to keep that tone. Still the best bang for the buck ..

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

How does Ernie Ball get away with selling strings like these ?

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When I saw these advertised, I thought I was getting a deal. Boy was I wrong ! Sure the ads in mags like Guitar World, Guitar Player, etc; advertise these...Read complete review

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When I saw these advertised, I thought I was getting a deal. Boy was I wrong ! Sure the ads in mags like Guitar World, Guitar Player, etc; advertise these as the best selling strings in the world, or so they say, but I'll be honest here, while they sound great at first, they just do not last long. I bought the 6 pack a little over 2 weeks ago and already, I've gone through 3 sets. I only play for a average of a hour a day with the exception of 3 hours band practice on Saturday afternoons, that's it. You would figure with a brand like Ernie Ball, the quality of these would be much better, but I'm sorry to say that they're not. As soon as I'm done with these, I'm going back to buying a 10 pack of D'Addarios. Sure it may cost more, but at least with them, I know they'll last a long time when I put them on my guitar.

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5.0

I really like Ernie Ball strings.

By DDDon

from Lincoln Alabama

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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 6 Pack:

    I've been using Ernie Ball strings for 40 years or more. I've tried other strings. I just like the way the Ernie Ball strings sound and feel. So I buy 6 sets at a time so I have them when I need them. I keep them wiped off after playing and they'll last a years or more depending on how much I play them. I have several guitars and I use EB Regular Slinky's on all of them.

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    5.0

    Been buying these for a decade

    By DK

    from Michigan

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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 6 Pack:

      New strings every month for 10 years. Never had an issue.

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      5.0

      HEck yeah, I've been using regular slinky's since the 70's

      By DDDon

      from Lincoln Alabama

      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 6 Pack:

          I started playing in the mid 60's. It seems every guitar I had played bad and I went through several guitars before I figured out the big problem was the strings. Then one day at a local music store I discovered EB Super Slinky's. My guitar playing world took a turn for the better. We just didn't have that many choices for strings back then. I've tried lighter and hybrid Slinky's but I always come back to the Regular Slinky's !0~46's. I wipe them off every time I play so they last and sound good longer. I Love them. Just a fact.

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          5.0

          good strings , good price

          By road dog bobby

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

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Only Sound New For 20 Hrs

          Best Uses

          • Gigging

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 6 Pack:

          Good product . Been using these for years . They are a bit brighter and hotter than others I've tried . I get about 20 hrs. of playing time out of a set before I need to replace them . I know what to expect from these strings and they consistantly deliver at a fair value..

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          4.0

          Play the standard

          By Kevin Blue

          from Anderson. SC

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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 6 Pack:

            Some guys like to splurge on strings. I have been playing for over 40 years. I hate to get hooked on a string that is hard to find. You can find these strings everywhere. I like them a lttle more than D'Addario strings. Not quite as stiff. At any rate, buy these strings and splurge on something else!

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            5.0

            My favorite electric guitar string !!

            By road dog bobby

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

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 6 Pack:

              I've been using these strings for some time and have grown use to the feel and tone . I love the way they sparkle and have a little mid-range bark when new that I haven't found in others strings. Ocasionally I try other strings but always come back to these. The only draw back I can see is they need to be replaced after 15 to 20 hours of playing time to keep that tone. Still the best bang for the buck ..

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              5.0

              slinky says it all

              By Bob6

              from chicago Illinois

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 6 Pack:

              slinkys are and always will be the bomb. tried all strings and always go back to slinky

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              5.0

              Ernie Ball 2221 6 Pack

              By KVR

              from Van Etten, NY

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 6 Pack:

                These strings are a very good choice for musicians who tend to change their strings often. They perform flawlessly and are priced right.

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                5.0

                I like 'em

                By Me

                from NYC

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Buyer

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 6 Pack:

                I don't know. There's 6 in the pack and they work. I put new strings on for every gig.

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                5.0

                Novice likes Regular Slinkys

                By Plossl

                from Saratoga, CA

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Decent Bendability
                • Not Too Stretchy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 6 Pack:

                  As a somewhat heavy handed novice coming from the acoustic world, I tend to press the strings a lot harder than needed on an electric. My electric came with a set of Super Slinky gauge strings, and I was amazed at how easily they would bend, but due to my heavy grip, I kept slipping off the sides of the neck just playing on 1 and 6.

                  I tried a set of Power Slinkys and they kept me on the neck, but I could barely bend them half a tone before ripping my acoustic calluses off. The Regular Slinkys seem to be a good compromise between bendability and the "training wheels" I need until I develop a lighter touch when playing the electric.

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