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Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings  

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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 157 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (129)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (26)
  • Consistent (22)
  • Long life (18)
  • Well built / quality (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (18)
    • Concerts (15)
    • Back-up (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16), Professional musician (9)

    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

     

    Never Again

    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

    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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    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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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Stand By

        By tlhamon

        from Flat Rock, MI

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            I've been using the Ernie Ball "pinks" for over 20 years. While I do use other brands of strings, I know these will always do the job. Very consistent and priced right. You can't go wrong with these.

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            5.0

            Great strings

            By Mcguirenstrat

            from Lex. sc

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Great For Bending Strings
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Love these strings......I've been using them since the 70's..
                Go Ernie Ball....

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                5.0

                Slinky Dinky

                By HalfFast

                from Altamont, IL

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

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

                  I've been using Super Slinky's on my Strat for about 15 years now and I love them. I've tried a couple others ( D'addario and RotoSound to name a few) over the years, but I always come back around to Ernie Ball.
                  A set usually lasts me about a month (2-4 hours daily playing time), they keep tune well, and they have great...bendability(? is that a word). I always recommend to newer players to try many different brands and gauges to see what they like and what fits their playing style/sound, but I think everybody should give these a try at least once.

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                  5.0

                  Best strings, best price!

                  By AJ

                  from PA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  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 these strings for over 25 years and I aint changing brands anytime soon. That's for sure. These always give me the tone I like, and I aint alone. Just check the list of pro players who use them.
                    Add the best online price at Musicians friend and these are unbeatable.

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                    5.0

                    I have used them for YEARS

                    By NWArkansas picker

                    from Sunny NW Arkansas

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • E-z On The Fingers
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Retains Tone

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • All Of The Above
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    I started using Ernie Ball strings when they first came out because they were recommended by the owner of my favorite music store in Iowa. I must have tried every brand of string they made and always came back to Ernie Ball. I have played professionally since 1964....back when Fender flatwound's on my Stratocaster were all the craze... Order a couple of sets. You won't be disappointed.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Value and Best for the Money

                    By Jerry Chiappetta

                    from Florida USA

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    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 been using these strings for many years. Excellent quality, great tone! If you use a wammy bar, great wammibility (comes right back in tune). Yes, that is my new word of the day "wammibility". You can hear these strings live at my site link below on my CHANGING TIMES CD.

                      Rock On!

                      Jerry Chiappetta
                      Performing Artist / Songwriter
                      http://www.JERRYandTATIANA.com

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                      4.0

                      Super Slinky

                      By ArkRed1

                      from Ozark mountains, Arkansas

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Pros

                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts

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

                        I've used Ernie Ball Strings for years, mostly Slinky's, but decided to try Super Slinky's and for my style of playing they work very well. I'll probably stay with them because of their easy playing.

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                        5.0

                        Erine Ball Rocks!

                        By SelfJammer1

                        from Santa Maria, CA

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Great Stretch
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

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

                        Been using Ernie Ball strings for decades and they have been my string of choice for all my Telecasters over the years.Long lasting, great sounding, and stretch without breaking. Just an awesome string! Along with the great prices from Musician's Friend, how can you go wrong?

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                        5.0

                        Great strings!!

                        By Gasser

                        from Chattanooga

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Tone
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

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

                          Great strings great price MF Rocks!!!

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