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Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free

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What a deal! Two free packs of Slinkys when you buy 10.

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Ernie Ball 2221 Slinky Electric Guitar Strings feature nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around tin-plated, hex-shaped, steel core wire. Slinkys 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.

Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Slash are among the long list of Ernie Ball Slinky players.


Stock up, and finally change your strings as often as you should.

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Ernie Ball2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free
 
4.6

(based on 111 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (93)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (57)
  • Consistent (56)
  • Long life (45)
  • Well built / quality (45)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (43)
  • Practicing (43)
  • Back-up (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (42), Professional musician (21), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I use these exclusively now.

I've used these since they first came on the market many years ago. Stopped for a while and used GHS since I was offered an endorsement, but have come back to EB. They're...Read complete review

I've used these since they first came on the market many years ago. Stopped for a while and used GHS since I was offered an endorsement, but have come back to EB. They're always consistent and sound great, as well as having a nice feel to the wound strings. I'm happy with them and can't see moving to anything else. Tried several brands of coated strings, but just can't get used to feel of them and they don't really seem to last any longer that EB's and they will go dead just as quickly as any normal string.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not really buy 10 get 2 free...

Great strings, but pricing is a little innacurate for "Free" bonus packs
Doing the Math, you can buy one set for $3.99 Buying 10 at $3.99
Buying 10 at...Read complete review

Great strings, but pricing is a little innacurate for "Free" bonus packs
Doing the Math, you can buy one set for $3.99 Buying 10 at $3.99
Buying 10 at $3.99 would be $39.90

OR you can "buy 10 and get 2 Free" for $44.99
Therefore, the "2 Free" costs you an extra 5 Bucks... not really free, now is it Friends???
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(15 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not really buy 10 get 2 free...

By jaesun007

from Arizona

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

Great strings, but pricing is a little innacurate for "Free" bonus packs
Doing the Math, you can buy one set for $3.99 Buying 10 at $3.99
Buying 10 at $3.99 would be $39.90

OR you can "buy 10 and get 2 Free" for $44.99
Therefore, the "2 Free" costs you an extra 5 Bucks... not really free, now is it Friends???
See "Features" above

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Great Strings...Fuzzy Math

By Rich

from NY, NY

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Strings
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Stay Fresh Packages

Cons

  • Pricing

Best Uses

  • Any

Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

Great strings but do the math before you buy. You would think if you took the price of the single set and multiplied by 10, that would be the price you pay, plus you would get 2 sets free for a total of 12 sets for the price of 10. Uh-Uh. Fuzzy Math.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I use these exclusively now.

By OlRokr

from Mobile, AL

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

    I've used these since they first came on the market many years ago. Stopped for a while and used GHS since I was offered an endorsement, but have come back to EB. They're always consistent and sound great, as well as having a nice feel to the wound strings. I'm happy with them and can't see moving to anything else. Tried several brands of coated strings, but just can't get used to feel of them and they don't really seem to last any longer that EB's and they will go dead just as quickly as any normal string.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great deal

    By Jeffrey

    from undisclosed

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    Verified Buyer

    Comments about 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

    I've been using Ernie Ball Regular Slinkys for many years. They hold up better than others I've tried and always add nicely to my tone. This was a great deal and I just couldn't pass it up.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I've used these string for 30 plus year's

    By Troxx

    from Santa Clara CA

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    Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

    Best strings ever!! for the price they can"t be matched!!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome strings

    By Lew

    from King of Prussia

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

      Everybody has their own favorite, but I love these strings. I change out every 15 hours or so. I love the feel of these strings. I have these on all of my guitars. I also back the pickups off for even more sustain. This is a great product and these have never failed me.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Price need to be adjusted.

      By muddystrats

      from CA

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      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

      Good.
      Price use to be $39.99.
      I don't think this is the lowest price or maybe is typo error.
      Anyway is a good product.
      It's a good string.

      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best strings I have found.

      By Big Dog Mercer

      from Chicago IL

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

        I never have to worry if I have a set of these on my guitar. I can't say that about any other brand I've tried.
        I recently decided to try to save money and buy a case of another (well known) brand. Waste of my money and my time since I wound up buying a case of Slinky's after the other brand kept breaking. Those other (well known) strings are sitting there on the shelf as a reminder why we just stick with Slinky's .

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Still the favorite afterr all these years.

        By 58 Flame

        from Seattle

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

          In nearly 40 years playing, I have tried other brands for my electrics on occasion. The story never changes- for my buck Ernie Ball is it. I always come back to the nickel Slinkys.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Of course

          By KEITH

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

          I buy these by the 12 pk,and have about sets in my inventory

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Love my Slinky 2221s

          By JSTJEAN

          from Greenwood, DE

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          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

          Cheaper by the dozen. I have never broken a string when playing and do not experience any tuning problems or deaden problems with these strings and I have used them for many years now.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          If it ain"t broke don't fix it!

          By Smoothy

          from New York

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

            I like a string that with stands a night of heavy playing. I use 10's and they really bring forward the great tones of my guitars. I have tried many sets of stings in my 30 years and these work for me, always!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My favorite strings

            By a7marshal

            from Los Angeles

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

              I would not want heavier strings than slinkys. These are my go-to strings. I've used a lot of them, and they hold up well, and most importantly sound really good.

              If you want thinner high strings for bends, try the Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinkys.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Go-To Strings

              By Wannabe Bassist

              from Boston, MA

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Great Feel
              • Strong

              Cons

              • Short life

              Best Uses

              • Guitar Playing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

              I've been playing guitar for about 15 years or so and switched to these strings almost exclusively about maybe 8 years ago. The Ernie Ball Regular Slinky 10 gauge is my go-to electric guitar string. Sometimes I'll use a heavier gauge to set a guitar up for slide, or a lighter gauge to make bending easier on a guitar I'm only gonna use for recording solos. But by and large if I've got a string of gigs coming up, or plan to do some extended practicing or song-writing, I'll drop a set of these on all my guitars. I think they're the perfect combination of feel, tone, and value. The name "Slinky" says it all. To me they're all about the feel. These strings bend well but still feel substantial. They're firm enough that chords sound fantastic but there's enough "give" to them that soloing is a joy; but they don't feel flimsy at all. My only qualm is they don't last as long as some other brands might; they seem to peak early in terms of optimal tone and feel, and go dead quickly... but they're not very expensive either. And one should change their strings routinely anyway. While they're in that sweet spot of their playing life there's nothing better as far as I'm concerned. For value you can't beat these multi-packs. I order a box about once a year and I'm pretty much good to go.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              ernie ball strings

              By rons fender

              from Undisclosed

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

              these are the absolute worst strings ive ever bought,they come loose at the string feral, i would never buy another set .

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Terrible Sound

              By jgigs

              from NY

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

              I've been playing more than a decade and I've used a variety of different strings and by far these have the worst sound of any strings I have ever used. Don't waste your money buying these.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Ernie Ball strings .010 to .046, five stars

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

              I've been using this brand and gauge of string for over 20 years for various genres of music, blues, rock, jazz, latin, funk and on various guitars - solid body electrics and hollow body electrics. I see no point in playing coated strings and paying more. I clean these up with guitar cleaner when they get dirty. Once they are worn out, I just change them.
              You get what you pay for. Never break. But, that is why I prefer to play .010 instead of .009 gauge E strings.
              No frills strings.
              Price is reasonable.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Quality Issues

              By SDC

              from Bartlett, IL

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              Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

              I bought a 10 pack of these strings, and with 3 of the 10 sets, the high E string unwound at the ball end after a few days of playing.

               
              5.0

              I would by this product again

              By Dan

              from Prairie Grove, AR

              About Me Child

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                Practice and playing

                 
                3.0

                Been using the super slinky sets since mid 80's

                By MB

                from Michigan

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                Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                Ok, as the title says, I've been using the super slinky set (pink) .009'so since the mid 80'S exclusively. I've used these on Strats, Les Paul's, and PRS. 30+years. For the last 10 yrs on a Gibson 347. I like the tone, they last about as long as any other strings and they seem (to me at least) to bend easier than most other brands. My experience is anywhere from full time to hobbyist (in my later years like now). I've always been a very loyal user of these, however, in the last couple years I've been having the problem of the B and/or high E string unraveling at the ball end about 20% of the time and in the first 10 or so minutes of use. I'm thinking ernie ball must have changed their process or their winding spec because in all my years of playing with these I've never had this problem. Maybe time to look for another brand but I sure hope they take the feedback here to address the problems users are having as I still like the strings .

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