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Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings  

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Nickels are some of the most popular of the Ernie Ball Slinky guitar strings. The 2223 Nickel Super Slinky is crafted from nickel-plated, steel wire ...Read More

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The most popular Slinkys.

Nickels are some of the most popular of the Ernie Ball Slinky guitar strings. The 2223 Nickel Super Slinky is crafted from nickel-plated, steel wire wrapped around a hex-shaped, steel core wire. The plain strings are made of specially tempered, tin-plated high carbon steel, producing a well-balanced tone for your guitar.

All Ernie Ball 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: 9-11-16-24w-32-42.


Try 'em. You'll see why countless players rely on Nickel Slinkys.

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Ernie Ball2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 166 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (137)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (35)
  • Consistent (29)
  • Long life (24)
  • Well built / quality (20)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (25)
    • Concerts (20)
    • Back-up (15)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (24), Professional musician (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Pink Slinkys

    Love the strings; been using them for decades. I have a lot of joint pain and so I try to set up my guitars as light and low as possible -- super slinkys...Read complete review

    Love the strings; been using them for decades. I have a lot of joint pain and so I try to set up my guitars as light and low as possible -- super slinkys are the best I've found in all these years; they have decent tone that lasts a while, they don't break easily, and they're inexpensive enough to not break the piggity bank.

    Shipping... I went for the free shipping, and I regret that. They came by some horrifying hybrid of UPS and post, and consequently the strings sat for days within 50 miles of me, unmoving, because apparently, the USPS doesn't exactly give he highest priority to packages UPS drops off on their doorstep. No wonder they can't make money.

    Anyway, next time I'll happily pay for "pure" UPS shipping, and I'll get them on time like I do all the rest of my stuff from Muscian's Friend, I'll be able to track them all the way, and so forth. You gets what you pays for.

    I highly recommend both the Slinkys and Musician's Freind. It's not their fault that USPS sucks like a vacuum cleaner jacked into 240 VAC.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not so good

    These strings aren't that great. They're not bad, persay, but not that good, either. The tone they have is actually pretty good, although there are a little more lows than I...Read complete review

    These strings aren't that great. They're not bad, persay, but not that good, either. The tone they have is actually pretty good, although there are a little more lows than I like. They compare rather closely to Dean Markleys in tone. But after that, they start to fail.These strings don't seem to stay in tune as good as others. I had to stretch Ernie Ball strings more than most other strings I've tried to make them stay in tune. And even then, they don't stay as well as the others. Also, both sets of EB strings I've played have a stiff 'G' string, which I don't like. Also, that same string seems to be a bit quiter than the rest. Maybe it's made like that to offset the Stratocaster pickup poles? I don't know, either way, I would recommend Dean Markley or D'Adarrio strings before these.

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    5.0

    Simply the best strings

    By jrk86

    from United States

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

      I've used many different brands of strings over the years however I finally turned to EBSS's and after using them for just a few weeks now I already kick myself for not going to them sooner. This is the ultimate go to string for me because of the great tone they give off, their long life and their easiness to bend. I have yet to break one yet and I sometimes get crazy on them with my strumming. From beginners to pros I would at least recommend giving them a try.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      brighter tone, if that's what you want

      By LPJunior

      from NC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

          Depends on what guitar you put them on... I find them to be brighter sounding than a few other brands. This can be good or bad depending on what you want. If your guitar is already on the bright, trebly side, you might want to try something else like d'addario. If other strings sound too dark, bassy on your guitar, then try these.

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          5.0

          Solid EB Performance

          By JazzMan735

          from NYC

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

            Happy to receive these comped strings from MF as I wait for a backordered product to arrive. Great customer service!

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            5.0

            Musician's Friend is exactly right

            By rogeman1950

            from Thaxton Va

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Great Prices Fast Shippin
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                fast shipping and quality merchandise ...what could be better

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good & playable strings

                By mlfox

                from Indiana

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                I've been using these strings on my Stratocaster for years. Long lasting, good tone as long as you clean them off, and good playability.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Works well w/ the Tele

                By Gtr Mrk

                from Apple Vly., Ca.

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Gr8 sustain and ez to bend.

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                  5.0

                  Doesn't get any better for the price..

                  By carleeboy

                  from New Jersey

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                    For my electric the E.B's are my choice
                    I like the fact that every string is individually wrapped and labeled for ease of installation.

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                    5.0

                    Cheap and stays in tune

                    By Ash & Dan

                    from Phoenix AZ

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                      Great strings, they go in tune quickly and stay. You can't beat the price.

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                      5.0

                      best deal in strings

                      By Ranbunctious

                      from Oklahoma City, OK

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Flexible
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Price
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Bending
                        • Concerts
                        • Leads
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                        I've been using these strings for over 40 years, and they're all I buy. You can bend & stretch these things like crazy and they'll take it. Hardly ever break the top string. Some of the best strings around at the lowest price. A no brainer.

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                        (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Never Again

                        By magicfingers

                        from Carmel IN

                        About Me Professional Musician

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Crimps In The D String

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings:

                            Three crimps in the 3rd string on brand new 9's, which means replacing the entire set (I never change individual strings). Never again will I purchase Ernie Ball strings

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