• Gift Certificate
  • Track Order
  • Help
  • Feedback [+]
  • Ship To: US Flag
  • Shop All Categories
  • Hot Deals

MF MD HG August Big Sale 07-23-15
Top Rated
Ernie Ball Logo
SKU 
101772 000000000

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

  • Write a Review

Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.Ernie Ball 2221 Slinky Electric Guitar Strings feature nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around tin-plated, hex-shaped, steel...Read More

  • MSRP:
    $102.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $62.01
  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price:
    $3999.00

In Stock & Ready To Ship

  Add to Cart Add to Wishlist
See All Ernie Ball .010 Gauge Electric Guitar Strings
OVERVIEW

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

Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.

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.

    Ernie Ball Videos

  • History and Innovation of Ernie Bal mo3Jrd_oxgY
Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot®

by PowerReviews
Ernie Ball2221 Nickel Slinky Lime Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free
 
4.5

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (27)
  • Good tone (27)
  • Long life (23)
  • Well built / quality (23)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (20)
  • Practicing (19)
  • Back-up (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (21), Professional musician (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Go-To Strings

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...Read complete review

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.

VS

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???
See "Features" above

Reviewed by 69 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-10

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

pretty much all I use now. they sound great and feel great.

By 

from Greencastle, PA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    have these on all my electric guitars.

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    These are the Work Horse of Strings, Reliable and Consistant

    By 

    from Salida CO

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

    • Breaks Easy

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    the other reviews on the Buy 10 get 2 free are right(on the money side of things), but the consistency of the strings makes this something to over look. As long as you regularly clean these strings, as you should, they offer a nice tone, long life ( for nickel strings) and have your back almost 99% of the time....which is better than most commercial guitar strings today!!!

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Best price - fast delivery

    By 

    from Wellington, Fl

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Price

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        These guys have been around a long time. I bought them because of the price. Good strings - average life. Nothing to see here. You can always opt for Thomastik strings and pay 21 bucs per pack and you might hear a difference - I didn't.

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Excellent strings!

        By 

        from Grand Island NY

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Been using Ernie Balls for over 40 years. Best strings on the market.

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Two free sets, why not?

            By 

            from Bloomfield, NJ

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                First time using Ernie Balls, use to use DR, may go back after I'm done using these. They have a great tone, so far, a great life, and get the job done. No complaints. I broke one string putting these on, which was the first time in six years I had, but I can't say it was the quality of these strings.

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

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

                By 

                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!

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  I love these strings

                  By 

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Ask me a question

                  Pros

                  • Clear sound
                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

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

                    These are the best strings you can find for electric guitar. Love them. I've been using them for over 10 years now.

                    Comment on this review

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this product again and again

                    By 

                    from Church Hill, Tn.

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Great Company 2 Do Bsnz
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      Love to do business with Musicaian's Friend. The salesstaff are exceptional and I love the quality of the merchandise offered.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      My favorite strings

                      By 

                      from Los Angeles

                      About Me Experienced

                      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.

                        Comment on this review

                         
                        5.0

                        Good strings

                        By 

                        from Lima, OH

                        About Me Experienced

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              Good strings to start with, good quality, cheap, and good tone

                              Comment on this review

                              Displaying reviews 1-10

                              Back to top

                              Previous | Next »

                              You are changing the Ship-To country.

                              Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.