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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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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.

The most popular Slinkys.


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 178 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (148)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (46)
  • Consistent (38)
  • Long life (32)
  • Well built / quality (27)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (34)
  • Concerts (27)
  • Back-up (21)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (33), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Works well w/ the Tele

Gr8 sustain and ez to bend.

Gr8 sustain and ez to bend.

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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

I will buy my strings from Musicians Friends from now on.

By Carlos

from undisclosed

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

I ordered the strings I have always used at half the price and it comes to our mailbox. What more can anybody ask for.

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5.0

The best strings and made in USA

By JD

from Bham

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:

    Strings have great tone and last a long time. I change every 6 months but not because they sound bad.

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    5.0

    I will buy these again.

    By SmurfmanZ

    from Spring Hill,Fl.

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      Ernie Ball makes great, good sounding strings at a reasonable price!

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      4.0

      2223 super slinky strings

      By player61

      from Las Vegas, Nv

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Tone Is Great

      Cons

      • String Rasp Is Noticeable

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Lead Guitar
      • Practicing

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

      The strings are for musicians who want to experience something other than the normal tone and sensitivity. these strings can be used for other music applications that would create or inspire certain arrangements.

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      5.0

      Good Product

      By TomB

      from York PA

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        Put these on my telecaster and strat. Stays in tune. Light and easy bending.

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        5.0

        Good Strings great customer service

        By Grey rocker

        from Queen Creek, AZ

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I like the slinkys they work well and are easy to play with. They are exactly what you expect them to be. I play out 2 to 4 times a week and have never had one break on stage. There are a lot of more expensive strings, but from my experience you are paying a lot for little return.

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          5.0

          Great strings

          By Mb

          from Green Ba

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          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:

            Simply great strings.

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            5.0

            I use them on everything.

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            By Bob

            from Kansas

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everything

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

              I have been playing on and off for money for 48 years now, but always as a sideline, rarely as my only job. I have been using these since I tried them about 30 years ago. I use them on both electrics and electric/acoustics, to facilitate ease of playing and bending strings. For my purposes, they are a perfect fit for all situations that I have found myself in.

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              5.0

              Super strings

              By Madness

              from Addison, Kentucky

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                Bought these for my son's 1/2 size electric guitar. Awesome sound. Let a professional guitarist friend check it out and he said they were awesome.

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                5.0

                Awesome strings

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                By Guitar man

                from Philadelphia , pa

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                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 tried many brand names and found these strings to be excellent for all type of music. Plus awesome price great strings for the money.

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