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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 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (11)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Well built / quality (9)
  • Long life (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (7), 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

All I use

By Kohney

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:

    They're great

     
    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.

       
      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.

         
        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.

             
            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..

             
            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!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              My favorite electric guitar string !!

              By road dog bobby

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

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              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 ..

                 
                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

                 
                5.0

                Ernie Ball 2221 6 Pack

                By KVR

                from Van Etten, NY

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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 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.

                   
                  5.0

                  I like 'em

                  By Me

                  from NYC

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                  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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