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Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings   

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Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky electric strings are a perfect match for those who like the combination of Super and Regular Slinky guitar strings. Hybrid S...Read More

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String up with a winner!

Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky electric strings are a perfect match for those who like the combination of Super and Regular Slinky guitar strings. Hybrid Slinky wound strings are made from nickel-plated, steel wire wrapped around a hex-shaped steel core wire. Hybrid Slinky plain guitar strings are made of specially tempered, tin-plated, high-carbon steel, producing a well-balanced tone for your guitar.

All Ernie Ball guitar strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and the most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance, and long life.

Ernie Ball is a pioneer of rock and roll guitar strings. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Slash are among the long list of Slinky players.

Gauges: 09-11-16-26-36-46.


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Ernie Ball2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 52 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (46)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

400 hours and they still feel fresh.

I'm making a living in a top 40 band. I've been playing guitar for 40 years. I've played dozens of different brands of strings. I recently switched back to Ernie Balls from DR's....Read complete review

I'm making a living in a top 40 band. I've been playing guitar for 40 years. I've played dozens of different brands of strings. I recently switched back to Ernie Balls from DR's. I liked the DR's except that they were expensive and prone to breaking. I also wanted to go lighter, from 10's to 9's and so I elected to try the Ernie Balls again. I've always liked Ernie Balls. Seems I'm always coming back to them. Anyways, been a couple months now on one pack and with about 400 hours of playing on them they still feel and sound good. I expect to put another 400 hours on them. I might even try 8's next time. I like these strings, but the DR's are smoother, and so easier to bend and do vibratos, but who needs strings that break on stage? Not me!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Garbage Strings Do Not Buy!!

I just opened these strings today and before I even got them tuned the .09 gauge broke thats not the one that was giving me trouble but for some reason it broke all the same...Read complete review

I just opened these strings today and before I even got them tuned the .09 gauge broke thats not the one that was giving me trouble but for some reason it broke all the same I'll just stick with DR and GHS from now on. I'm not using Ernie Ball anything anymore.

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5.0

Great strings!

By 

from Cleveland Ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      Ernie ball strings have always performed well and I hit em hard! And with a Floyd

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By 

      from Bedford, IN

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

        Still learning to play, but got exactly what I ordered.

        Comment on this review

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Garbage Strings Do Not Buy!!

        By 

        from Weber City, VA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Nice Feeling

        Cons

        • Breaks Easy
        • Not Consistent

        Best Uses

        • In The Trash

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

        I just opened these strings today and before I even got them tuned the .09 gauge broke thats not the one that was giving me trouble but for some reason it broke all the same I'll just stick with DR and GHS from now on. I'm not using Ernie Ball anything anymore.

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        5.0

        Love these strings

        By 

        from Northern New England

        About Me Experienced

        Ask me a question

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

            I love Ernie Ball strings been using them for years . Always bounced back and forth between 9 and 10 sets till I discovered these hybrids , best of both worlds . Ernie Ball all the way !!

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            5.0

            LOVE THESE STRINGS ON MY LP AND SG

            By 

            from Mountainhome, PA

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            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Everyday Playing
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

              These are my new string of choice for my Les Paul and my son like them on his SG. I was playing Gibson Les Paul signature Series strings loved them but they were pricey at about. The Hybrid Slinky's are every bit as good sounding and playing. They allow for ease of bending on the higher strings and you still get the chunk you expect out of the humbuckers on the low end. At the price you can really stock up on them!!! Think of them as 91/2's. Can't say enough good things about them!

              Comment on this review

              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good forthe money!

              By 

              from Jasper, AL

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                If you have been using Elixir strings, these will make your finger tips raw for the first couple of uses, but they are good strings. I think that the stuff people are posting about using them a ton of times is a joke. They are decent strings, but they are not coated, and they will rust on the smaller strings. I wipe them down above and beneath, and they still tarnish. I will probably go back to Elixir.

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                5.0

                They never let me down

                By 

                from Florida

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                use these strings on my tele smooth on the fingers nice tone hold up very well and cant beat the price

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Nice Tone Last Long

                By 

                from Lake Waccamaw North Carolina

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong
                • They Feel Like A True 9

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing
                • Use Them For Anything

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                I love the tone,true size and feel. You can get that bend without hurting your fingers.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                400 hours and they still feel fresh.

                By 

                from Yucca Valley, California

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Affordable
                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Reliable
                • Strong

                Cons

                • Not As Bendable As Others

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                I'm making a living in a top 40 band. I've been playing guitar for 40 years. I've played dozens of different brands of strings. I recently switched back to Ernie Balls from DR's. I liked the DR's except that they were expensive and prone to breaking. I also wanted to go lighter, from 10's to 9's and so I elected to try the Ernie Balls again. I've always liked Ernie Balls. Seems I'm always coming back to them. Anyways, been a couple months now on one pack and with about 400 hours of playing on them they still feel and sound good. I expect to put another 400 hours on them. I might even try 8's next time. I like these strings, but the DR's are smoother, and so easier to bend and do vibratos, but who needs strings that break on stage? Not me!

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The BEST for lead playing

                By 

                from Monterey Bay, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy to bend
                • Everything
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                • Needs 2 Sets In One
                • Wear Fast

                Best Uses

                • Any Venue Any Guitar
                • Backup
                • Concerts

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                When I first started playing, my go-to strings were the regular slinky 10s which did me well in every area except that if I got careless with bending, I'd have strings breaks at the bridge. Huge problem when playing gigs and having breaks in the middle of sets.

                I then realized I COULD change my playing style to accommodate the gauge of string though at some time, went to my local shop and saw these and said, "Well, why not?" I have never looked back since. The absolute BEST strings are manufactured by Ernie Ball and I believe the hybrid set is one of the best. Works so well though if I was doing dropped tunings, I'd obviously go with something a bit heavier. In standard 440 though, just perfect.

                Give them a try and I'm sure you'll be impressed! Be forewarned though: They do NOT last a long time at all and should be therefore bought in bulk ;)

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