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

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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

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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
 
4.4

(based on 63 reviews)

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    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

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    (5)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (22)
  • Good tone (22)
  • Well built / quality (20)
  • Long life (19)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (17)
    • Practicing (16)
    • Back-up (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (18), Professional musician (6)

    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.

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    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

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    5.0

    I love these strings

    By Mr flash

    from San Diego, CA

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    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.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again and again

      By Musician's Mother

      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.

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        5.0

        My favorite strings

        By a7marshal

        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.

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          5.0

          Good strings

          By Spacin

          from Lima, OH

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            Cons

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                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

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Great Strings...Fuzzy Math

                By Rich

                from NY, NY

                About Me Experienced

                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.

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                5.0

                A very good string at a very good price

                By Jazzmaster

                from in a good place

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Crispy
                • Good Tone
                • Happy Fingers
                • Long Life
                • Smooth
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  I have been playing for over 35 years and yet have not seen or used strings that are any better than ernie balls ,I dont use ernie balls on the 12 string ovation but every guitar I use has them on. these are very nice strings guy van iderstine from UNISON//LAUGHING STRANGER

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                  5.0

                  The Perfect Set

                  By Neverenoughguitars69

                  from Freehold NJ

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Great Feel
                  • Sonund Consistant
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    This 12 pack of strings are perfect when you have a few guitars and want the same set. Makes life easy and the price is right

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                    5.0

                    Great strings!

                    By ApachE

                    from Uruguay

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Very Cheap

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      This is a great value pack! I'm very happy with this strings.

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                      5.0

                      The most consistent I've used !

                      By Sharkey

                      from Columbia Arts Academy. Columbia, S.C.

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • No T-shirt -

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      Being a professional guitarist for many bands over the past 30+ years and currently playing with the Todd Coleman Band and teaching 60 students per week at Columbia Arts Academy, Colimbia,S.C. I don't believe there is a more consistent tension, strength and tone string out there. I use many different guitars, but mostly guitars with the Floyd Rose "floating" tremolo system. If you are familiar w/ Floyd type terms you will know how important it is to have these advantages. They come in vacuum packed, foil looking, sealed envelope w/ each individual string in its own paper envelope for ease of identification. I won't use anything else! If I can't get my Ernie Balls, I'll leave the old ones on until I can. Buying by the dozen saves money and keeps you well stocked if you use them as much as I. I've tried them all! With only GHS Boomers coming in a close second.

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                      5.0

                      Great Strings and great value

                      By jt100

                      from Rochester, NY

                      About Me Experienced

                      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:

                        I've been playing for 30 years and gigging for most of that and I love Ernie Ball Stings. I'll occasionally try another but always come back to Ernie's. Any string will lose crispness if not changed often. This is not always a bad thing because as it can warm up the sound. Depending on how much I play, i change every 2-4 weeks. I haven't had an Ernie Ball string break in years (knock on wood). I can't say that for other brands i've tried. Good solid, dependable string at a great price.

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