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Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free

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Gauges 9-11-16-24w-32-42. Made from nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around tin-plated hex-shaped steel core wire. They produce a well-balanced all-a...Click To Read More About This Product

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What a deal! Two free packs of the most popular Slinkys when you buy 10.

Gauges 9-11-16-24w-32-42.

Made from nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around tin-plated hex-shaped steel core wire. They produce a well-balanced all-around good sound.

Ernie Ball replacement strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance, and long life.

Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Slash are among the long list of Ernie Ball Slinky players.


Stock up, and change your strings as often as you should.

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Ernie Ball2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free
 
4.7

(based on 78 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (67)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (38)
  • Good tone (35)
  • Long life (30)
  • Well built / quality (29)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (32)
  • Concerts (28)
  • Back-up (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (28), Professional musician (17)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

the ONLY string !

These are the cheapest, easiest upgrade you can get for a new guitar. Even when I've gotten new Gibson's & Fender's from their factories, I cut off their's and put on Super...Read complete review

These are the cheapest, easiest upgrade you can get for a new guitar. Even when I've gotten new Gibson's & Fender's from their factories, I cut off their's and put on Super Slinky 9's. Alot of my guitarist friends have gone up to 10's & 11's saying 9's are for wimp's, Heck with that, I've got COMPLETE control over 9's so that's where I'm staying ! If it works, DO FIX IT ! So for me, size realy doesn't matter especialy if you can't use them ! I can get Zakk's squeals and bends galore with chunky low end, IN TUNE ! They work just as well on all Floyd's too. If you haven't tried them yet, you do not know what you're missing out on ! They're bright, crisp, bend the easiest and last a long time which is what I'm looking for in a string. LOOK at their list of users, it alone speaks volumes ! Slash, Clapton & on & on...JUST GET SOME ! You'll see...Dr. LarRy approved !

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

They Slip At The Ball End

I had not used EB strings in a while and bought these because they were cheap. Never had a problem with them in the past so I didn't believe the reviewers who said that...Read complete review

I had not used EB strings in a while and bought these because they were cheap. Never had a problem with them in the past so I didn't believe the reviewers who said that the quality control has gone down and now they slip at the ball end of the b and high e strings. Unfortunately, those guys were right. The quality of these has completely gone to hell, and if you do any heavy bending, vibrato or use a b string bender, forget it. These will give you nothing but trouble.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

the ONLY string !

By Dr.LaRrY ♫

from Winston~Salem ~ N.C.

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

These are the cheapest, easiest upgrade you can get for a new guitar. Even when I've gotten new Gibson's & Fender's from their factories, I cut off their's and put on Super Slinky 9's. Alot of my guitarist friends have gone up to 10's & 11's saying 9's are for wimp's, Heck with that, I've got COMPLETE control over 9's so that's where I'm staying ! If it works, DO FIX IT ! So for me, size realy doesn't matter especialy if you can't use them ! I can get Zakk's squeals and bends galore with chunky low end, IN TUNE ! They work just as well on all Floyd's too. If you haven't tried them yet, you do not know what you're missing out on ! They're bright, crisp, bend the easiest and last a long time which is what I'm looking for in a string. LOOK at their list of users, it alone speaks volumes ! Slash, Clapton & on & on...JUST GET SOME ! You'll see...Dr. LarRy approved !

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings!

By Christopher Rollins

from North Carolina

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

I've been using these strings for 30 years plus and have always thought they performed well and were a great bargain. I can't remember ever opening any that had manufacturing problems. When they started packaging them in sealed packs I knew they had just made a great improvement for the shelf life of these strings. Humidity factors just went away and the life of the strings just got longer. So now buying the 10 packs plus 2 ..I know they will last and keep their great tone even longer! Great job Ernie Ball ! I recommend these strings to any musician looking for good strings at a great price!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Simply The Best

By Ron P.-GtOXh

from Conroe, TX

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

I've been using these strings for almost 20 years on a multitude of guitars with every setup available. They just work they intonate, stay in tune & hold their tone. They can sing softly and they can scream. I also sweat some sort of alien acid that eats strings up over a weekend so, with these, I can afford to change strings when I want.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect; As Usual.

By Pete

from Cherry Hills, Colorado

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Pros

  • Flawless, predictable, great tone.

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

      I love these strings for Strats & Teles. That combination of scale length and string gauge gives just the right resistance for full step bends while allowing the guitar's natural tone to come through. I change strings frequently, and I always love to hear newly installed Super Slinkys in the studio.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Dependable, no nonsense strings

      By 0isez

      from Minneapolis, MN.

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      Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

      Playing guitar for many years I have gone through all of the brands. Ernie Ball is what I started out with and came back to. I typically use 9's on all my guitars. Because of my tendency of breaking the small E string (9) I would string an (11) for the strength and durability in place of the (9). With Ernie Ball, I don't have to replace the (9) with an (11) because it does not break on me. No other brand can make that claim.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      They Slip At The Ball End

      By Kooper

      from Orange County, CA.

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Cheap

      Cons

      • Bad Quality Control
      • Breaks Easy
      • Not Consistent
      • Poor Construction

      Best Uses

      • Playing With Your Cat

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

      I had not used EB strings in a while and bought these because they were cheap. Never had a problem with them in the past so I didn't believe the reviewers who said that the quality control has gone down and now they slip at the ball end of the b and high e strings. Unfortunately, those guys were right. The quality of these has completely gone to hell, and if you do any heavy bending, vibrato or use a b string bender, forget it. These will give you nothing but trouble.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      BEST

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

      the best strings I have EVER used makes my guitar sound 100% better.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      My Only Choice

      By Les Pauler-sGiny

      from Makaha Valley, Hawaii

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      Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

      I've been using these strings for years....easy to play, jam solo's, you name it!!!!!

       
      5.0

      12 for the price of 10, and they are great strings.

      By Rob L.

      from Charleston, WV

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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 Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

        Good strings, good tone, long lasting. Used them for years now.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast delivery, fast checkout.

         
        5.0

        Super Slinky's

        By Blues Legend

        from Nashville, TN area

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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 Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

          I've been playing for over thirty years and have been using Ernie Ball Slinky strings on all my electric guitars for many years, they last well, sound good and feel good to my fingers, and using the same string set helps keep intonation adjustments to a minimum since the guitar is already set up for them.

           
          4.0

          Every guitarrist knows what to expect from these strings

          By Reptile

          from Brooklyn, NY

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          Pros

          • Affordable
          • Consistent

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

            These strings are very popular. Many great players have been using for many years, and the best part is that they are affordable, specially if you get the 10 pack and get 2 sets for free.

             
            5.0

            Excelent quality for the a great price.

            By Whiskyjim

            from Montana

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              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                I love Ernie Ball Strings. I use several variety's depending on the sound I want to achieve. Not only are they a good price, but very good quality as well.

                 
                5.0

                I prefer these strings. Never stretch or fall out of tuning.

                By Boney Tony

                from Savannah, Ga

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                Pros

                • durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing
                  • primary

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                  Sonic Shockwave's lead guitarist ~ collection of 1 acoustic, 1 Hollow body, 7 electric guitars. I change strings on actively played instruments abt 12 weeks, inactive instruments played sporadically changed abt 6 months... Great strings!

                   
                  5.0

                  Great product and good price!

                  By Scalerunner

                  from Faith NC

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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 Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                    Use daily and for performance

                     
                    5.0

                    I have been using these strings for years, love um.

                    By Cookie Monster

                    from Longview, WA.

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                      Have been playing gospel and mild rock with these strings for twenty years, never had a bum set, always have the same consistent twang sound I love. You wipe off the strings after use they last a long time.

                       
                      3.0

                      strings great customer service not so much

                      By no longer a customer

                      from earth

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • a;;

                        Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                        Been using Ernie Ball for many years. Good product! Change tunings not an issue as with some strings. Smooth bends and feel; nice

                         
                        5.0

                        Been usin' pinks for 30+ years now. very good string

                        By "Griff Man"

                        from Imbler OR.

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                        Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                        I use pinks for all applications. easy to get get playable and great sustainability and vibrato. Tried others and I would use any but pinks.

                         
                        5.0

                        I would buy this again and again

                        By Red Barn Pawn

                        from McAlester Oklahoma

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                            Love them!!!

                             
                            5.0

                            Ernie Ball super slinky Strings

                            By Ol Pirate

                            from Ingram Texas

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                              Ernie Ball cant beat them the best all ive ever used

                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent strings.

                              By HDS

                              from Memphis

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                              Comments about Ernie Ball 2223 Nickel Super Slinky Guitar Strings - Buy 10, Get 2 Free:

                              Old standard. Always consistent.

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