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Ernie Ball 2238 Extra Slinky RPS 8 Electric Guitar Strings 

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Stronger so they last longer.

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Ernie Ball 2238 RPS electric guitar strings are reinforced versions of the standard Slinky. A patented winding of bronze wire is tightly wrapped around the lock twist of the ball end. String slippage and breakage are minimized at the ball end where these most often occur. RPS strings last longer and stay in tune better than conventional plain strings. Used on electric and acoustic guitars but, not classical guitars.

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 Ball2238 Extra Slinky RPS 8 Electric Guitar Strings
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good tone (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

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  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

funnest strings

By meltingscarecrow

from music city, TN

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2238 Extra Slinky RPS 8 Electric Guitar Strings:

I typically play 11 or ten guage strings. my electric guitar strings broke and i had no spare strings. I decided to try something new and expirement. I bought the pack of strings online and while waiting for them to come in, i played my acoustic (12 guage) quite often. When i got the strings, the packaging was great, i noticed that the b string was smaller than the size of the e string of my acoustic lol. they were super skinny and i knew it right after unpackaging. When i stung them and played, time moved slowly, the wind started blowing... i was in love. bending the e string made it feel no different from if i were to put thread on my guitar. my left hand fingers cant stop thanking me for deviating from the traditional gauges. The only drawback to this is that most guitar nuts are best suited for 9 guage, and it might go out of tune more. BUT this is an easy fix with the pencil lead trick

 
5.0

Great, been using them since I started playing.

By FIRE!

from San Antonio, Texas

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2238 Extra Slinky RPS 8 Electric Guitar Strings:

    These strings are great,I've been using Ernie ball extras since the mid 70's. And now that they are reinforced ,I put these on all my guitars with Whammy's, they are very easy to bend, I like everything about them.

     
    5.0

    Good strings. Vibrant and easy to play.

    By Federico

    from NYC

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    • Good Tone

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      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2238 Extra Slinky RPS 8 Electric Guitar Strings:

        Vibrant and easy to bend.

         
        5.0

        I will continue to buy these strings

        By Jerry

        from Melbourne , Fla

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • nice light guage
        • Strong

        Cons

        • none

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • home musician
        • Practicing
        • studio

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2238 Extra Slinky RPS 8 Electric Guitar Strings:

        lightest gauge string I have ever used , very comfortable on the fingers
        bending very easy, great tone . I have them on all my guitars including an acoustic . very nice string , good job

         
        5.0

        Would buy again...

        By Chuck

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        Comments about Ernie Ball 2238 Extra Slinky RPS 8 Electric Guitar Strings:

        Still my favorite strings...

         
        5.0

        Love Love Love Them

        By Jerry

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong
        • Very light gauge .. Lightest ones I've found so

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Overo
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2238 Extra Slinky RPS 8 Electric Guitar Strings:

          They should have made these a long time ago . A real comfort to play , very bendable ... I hope the 2236's
          Are just as fun to play .. I'll be putting those on my Les Paul , we'll see .. I'm sure they'll be just as great

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