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Ernie Ball 2230 Nickel 12-String Slinky Electric Guitar Strings

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Gauges 8-8, 10-10, 14-8, 24w-11, 32-17, 40-22wGreen packaging. Ernie Ball Slinky 2230 guitar strings are made from pure nickel wire wrapped around ti...Click To Read More About This Product

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The most popular Slinkys.

Gauges 8-8, 10-10, 14-8, 24w-11, 32-17, 40-22w

Green packaging. Ernie Ball Slinky 2230 guitar strings are made from pure nickel wire wrapped around tin-plated, hex-shaped, steel core wire. Produces well-balanced, all-around good sound.

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

Ernie Ball is the pioneer of rock and roll guitar strings. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Slash are among the long list of Slinky players.


You'll definitely feel and hear the difference. Order today.

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Ernie Ball2230 Nickel 12-String Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
5.0

(based on 15 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (8)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Well built / quality (6)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (5)
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    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (3)

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Earnie Ball 12 Stirng Electric Set

By Mongo-G5t9Q

from Minot, ND

Comments about Ernie Ball 2230 Nickel 12-String Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I typically play my six string electrics with 9's and 10's. I originally put 9's on my 12 string electric. They were nice and stable, but a little stiff, so I decided to try a set of 8's on my Peavey Hydra double-neck. I am very happy with them. They stay in tune very well for such a light gauge. The difference in the action was very noticeable. It was no longer a chore to do barre chords or other type of runs. I would recommend them if your action seems too stiff. EB's are always a great sounding string anyway. I think you'd be happy with them.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Still supporting a dying breed

By Donny-dc3G1

from Tucson, AZ

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2230 Nickel 12-String Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

12 string electric players are a rare breed today, so its great that Ernie Ball still supports the few of us out there! I love the design of this package, it has a classic look that hasn't changed for many years (I saw a late '70s ad in guitar player and the packaging was the same!). This is the best set for 12 string electric that I've found, the light guage is great, maybe a little TOO light with the top 8s, but that's minor. The overall effect on my '66 Fender XII feels like you're playing a 6 string with a set of 10-46, which is how my 6 strings are set up. I've had these strings on my guitar for awhile and they still sound new and bright, I was surprised. The only problem that I have is that that Diaddario includes an extra 8 guage string in the pac because that's the one that breaks the most often. It hasn't happened yet, but I would hate to have to bust open a whole pack of strings to replace the one that always breaks. Plus, this set includes three 8 guage strings. One of these is bound to break first! Although this set is a little bit pricey, I've found them to be the best for my Fender XII and hope they continue to manufacture them in the future.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just Right

By David Eichelberger

from Loris SC

Comments about Ernie Ball 2230 Nickel 12-String Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

If you keep your electric 12 tuned to E (as opposed to D like many acoustic players) these are the ones to use. They're much easier to fret than a heavier gauge and have a bright,chimey sound that stands out.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

sweeet

By ric-330

from pgh

Comments about Ernie Ball 2230 Nickel 12-String Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Ernie Balls are my electric strings of choice, so I was happy to see they made a very very light 12-string electric set. These are perfect for those of us with skinny fingers: the .40 E string is slender enough that there's no problem sounding the octave string. Perfect!

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I recommend these pins highly. ..

By Bopar

from Nashville, Tn

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2230 Nickel 12-String Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I installed these pins in a Giannini Craviola, after installing a Tusq saddle and nut. The pins added a level of brightness to the tone,increased the sustain a bit,as well as just looking pretty danged cool. I recommend them to anyone wanting to add some nice touches to their guitar.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

So far, So good

By Art School Bands

from Bloomington, IN

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2230 Nickel 12-String Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

    I just got my first 12-string guitar, so I've not had a lot of time with these strings. They are, so far, on par with all the Ernie Ball Slinkys I've played. Good, solid strings. So far, they've got the best tone of any strings I've tried, but it's early, yet. I'd recommend them.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Only strings for my Rick

    By The Slev

    from Oceanside, CA

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2230 Nickel 12-String Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      I can't say enough about these strings. I've been using them for at least 15 years, maybe longer. They're the "only" strings for my 67 Rick 6/12 convertible. They make this guitar very playable. When the comb is engaged for 6 string playing, there's a huge amount of tension on the neck and strings. The 8's have never broken, and amazingly, for this guitar, they stay in tune and always sound great. Thanks, Ernie Ball, you've kept this guitar working for my son and I to play, and for people to hear, instead of just a cool conversation piece to hang on the wall.

       
      5.0

      Excellent product,very high quality!These are my new choice!

      By Guitarman.

      from Buffalo,N.y.

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • No cons!

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2230 Nickel 12-String Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      Best tone and resonance of any string I have used in 40 yrs!

       
      5.0

      Great deal on what I consider to be the best guitar strings

      By foghat

      from Ft. Worth

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2230 Nickel 12-String Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

        I've been playing Ernie Ball acoustic and electric guitar strings for 40 years, they've never given me a reason to change brands. Good price and consistently good quality.

         
        5.0

        I would buy these strings again.

        By BK

        from LaPlata Maryland

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2230 Nickel 12-String Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

          I installed these strings on a Epiphone SG Double neck guitar that increased the playability of the 12 string neck. These strings are comfortable and easy to play. These strings lack a little on the bass tones because of the lighter guage, but it's a good trade for playability I would buy these strings again

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