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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 162 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (133)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (31)
  • Consistent (26)
  • Long life (22)
  • Well built / quality (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (23)
    • Concerts (19)
    • Back-up (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (20), 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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    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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    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 6 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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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Stand By

                By tlhamon

                from Flat Rock, MI

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                Verified Buyer

                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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