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

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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.

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


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
 
4.5

(based on 75 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (61)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (32)
  • Good tone (32)
  • Long life (28)
  • Well built / quality (26)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (23)
  • Concerts (22)
  • Back-up (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (24), Professional musician (11)

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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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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5.0

2nd. time around on using these strings.

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from Bridgeton NJ

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    I have tried different strings on my L. P. but these just make magic happen when they are used.

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    5.0

    Good Deal.

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    from Glens Falls New York

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Doesn't string itself.. Oh well.

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

      Great Price and they are Made in the USA! Got a nice T Shirt too.

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      5.0

      Very beneficial purshase.

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      from Rosewell, NJ

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        Bought it for my studio, because almost all clients come with old strings. This type of strings is the best for many genres.

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        5.0

        1o pack plus two free Ernie ball guitar strings

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        from Reno NV

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

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

          Love the email shopping...great deal...thanks!

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          5.0

          Always

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          from Panama City Fl

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          Pros

          • Consistent

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Always use these for my electrics. For years and years.

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again. GREAT deal!

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              from Knightdale, NC

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              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 use this product nonstop during practice as well as during all of my gigs. Great product!

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                5.0

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

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                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.

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                  5.0

                  These are the Work Horse of Strings, Reliable and Consistant

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                  from Salida CO

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                  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!!!

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                  5.0

                  Best price - fast delivery

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                  from Wellington, Fl

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                  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.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent strings!

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                      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.

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