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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (51)

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Consistent (14)
  • Well built / quality (14)
  • Long life (12)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (10)
  • Back-up (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (4)

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

 

Good tone

When I used these for the first time the tone was great but g and high e broke within the first week. If your using these be careful.

When I used these for the first time the tone was great but g and high e broke within the first week. If your using these be careful.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

AWESOME STRINGS!!!

By Brennan Hilgers

from Toronto

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

I recently bought these strings to replace the horrid stock strings that came with my Jackson RR3 Rhoads since they were floppy and sounded terrible with my EMG pickups. when i installed these strings i was expecting them to slightly improve my sound but they ended up completely overhauling it. These Strings are FANTASTIC the lower strings are thicker which allows for rhythm and the higher strings are lighter to allow for soloing. these are also great for drop tunings because they retain tension and don't get floppy. If you are looking for strings that aren't to heavy or too light then pick these up because you will not be disappointed.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GHS Convert

By StratMan-cGAhu

from Undisclosed

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

I was using the GHS Boomers for awhile and decided to switch. My overall playing improved and the strings kept their tone. There is no going back!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best strings I've used

By MetalJeffy

from York, PA

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

These strings are the best that I have used. I tune down to drop C (CGCFAD) and they do a great job. When tuning down they don't get floppy and bending can be done with such ease. If you're looking for a set of strings for drop tuning I really recommend these.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Tone Last Long

By Lakeman

from Lake Waccamaw N.C.

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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.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

400 hours and they still feel fresh.

By SuperLead

from Yucca Valley, California

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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!

(3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

The Perfect Electric Guitar Strings

By Casey Wood

from Earth

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

Obviously, Sound and Playabilty are completely subjective pursuits. Yet, these strings offer the perfect combination of playability and powerful sound. As with all Ernie Ball strings, they will wear out in a relatively speedy manner. However, they will last for a minimum of 3-5 shows, depending on set-time. Any self respecting musician would be wise to at least give them a try, as they are the best electric guitar strings that I have yet come across. Trust me, you will not be disappointed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Stings

By Guitarbumplayer456

from Undisclosed

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

I've been play guitar for quite a while now, and I have tried a good amount of stings. While other's I've tried have snapped or were difficult to bend. Then I got a tip from my one friend on these stings, been using them ever since. As far as sound they are also great. I give them a 2 thums up.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing.....

By StratMaster-iL2wl

from Ontario Canada

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

These strings are perfect. I used to use the D'Darrio strings but I found that the E, A, D were to light and couldn't play with much power. These strings bring out the POWER in power chords while at the same time are perfect for shredding and allow you to make the best bends and vibratos possible.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great strings. My main "Go to"

By tomaline

from new york

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    Perfect balance for bass and treble strings.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    The BEST for lead playing

    By racewiththedeviloncoastalhighway

    from Monterey Bay, CA

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    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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