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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 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (32)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (14)
  • Good tone (14)
  • Long life (11)
  • Well built / quality (11)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (7)

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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(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 ..

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best anywhere

    By Bob6

    from chicago Illinois

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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 6 Pack:

        slinkeys are great for heavy fast chuggin, and deliver an awsome tone, try them in 10s you wont be disapointed

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Best Strings for Strats

        By shastaboy13

        from Pennsylvania

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

        When I originally got my Fender Deluxe Players Strat, I loved it I took it out of the box, tuned it up, and plugged in and played however I noticed the strings would go out of tune every ten or fifteen minutes. Then, I noticed the strings were Fender Super Bullet 9s. After realizing this, I grabbed a pack of my Slinkys and strung them up and my guitar stays in tune GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

         
        5.0

        I've been using these strings for 35 years.

        By DDDon

        from Central 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 use these on all of my guitars

           
          5.0

          Always Slinky....

          By Mike

          from Pacific Grove

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          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              good strings

               
              5.0

              My #1 Choice

              By Thatch

              from Long Lake, N.Y.

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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 6 Pack:

                  I have several electric guitars.....all strung with Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings.

                   
                  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 Central 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.

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