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Ernie Ball 2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings   

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Ernie Ball 2240 RPS 10 strings are reinforced versions of the standard Slinky electric guitar strings. 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.

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Ernie Ball2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 16 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ernie Ball strings stay bright and last longer!

Unlike other brands, they have maintained very high quality, while delivering a range of custom gage strings in the ranges that fit most playing styles..
I have been using the Regular Slinky...Read complete review

Unlike other brands, they have maintained very high quality, while delivering a range of custom gage strings in the ranges that fit most playing styles..
I have been using the Regular Slinky 2240 Ernie Ball strings on my Stratocaster guitars, as well as the (Pink) .009 Super Slinkys on my Les Pauls, and I have really noticed the longer life of my strings when I am using Ernie Ball, as compared to the other brands.

These strings tend to stay brighter, punchier, and they tune up to 'stable pitch' much faster than the others that I tried, which is important in a band setting. (think... no more constant re-tuning after a string change)

I have tried many other brands looking for better sound and tuning stability, but I always come back to Ernie Ball -
For stable tuning, whether using a floyd trem, or a fixed Gibson Tune-o-matic bridge, they are unmatched performance.
Highly recommended!
The termination of the string at the ball is tightly wound, and reliable. Most important for a fixed bridge guitar..
Most sets are priced around the same.. but I get significantly longer life from the Slinky line in Ernie Ball strings

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they were right...you do hear a difference

you hear a difference alright...but you really wish you didn't have to. i was using d'addario strings exclusively up to this point, when a friend recommended the ernie ball strings. i...Read complete review

you hear a difference alright...but you really wish you didn't have to. i was using d'addario strings exclusively up to this point, when a friend recommended the ernie ball strings. i went from a heavy, sharp, rich sound to a horribly light and flaky almost country like atrocity. my advice to anyone serious about their music is to bypass these strings...use your money for something with some actual tone, something that sounds good

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5.0

Great service and exactly as ordered.

By Fusion King

from Canandaigua, NY

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong
  • These strings work well for Kahler vibratos.

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Good choice for agressive use.

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings:

    Items are always delivered on time and as ordered. Free shipping!

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    5.0

    Great strings

    By Kip

    from Hondo, NM

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings:

      Been using these strings for a few months now. I have always used Earnie Balls regular & extra slinky until trying the RP. These strings carry a very nice quality sound thru my Gibson SGJ & they tolerate lots of bending without breaking. For the quality of sound & the affordable price, these are my new strings.

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      5.0

      Thumbs up.

      By Kip

      from Hondo, NM

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings:

        I have been playing for over 30 years on mostly electric guitars & I have tried many different strings through the years & I always find myself going back to Ernie Ball. My choice was regular slinky for most of my playing years until I tried the RPS 10 recently. I am still on my first set & they are very easy on the fingers. good tone for any type of playing & I bend quite a bit & so far they are holding up great & seem to stay in tune well. I like them so much I have already ordered more. I have played on these for about ten days pretty hard & they are holding up well, so overall at this point I have to give these strings 5 stars. Great job Ernie Ball.

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        5.0

        Great tone and lasts long !

        By VjG

        from India

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings:

          I've been using Ernie ball strings for a long time and have also tried D'addario and Roto but these strings are the best of all. I play rock,blues and indian classical and these strings are smooth for fast playing and the sustain is great.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A superb electric guitar string!

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          By Adrian R.

          from Chicago, IL

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Any

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings:

          I'll keep it short. I've used these strings since 1986, and have tried EVERYTHING else, including Ernie Ball's new Cobalt strings. These strings just sound the best and last the longest. They make my Gibsons sound like GIBSONS..the tone I grew up listening to. The reinforced ends REALLY allow the string to stand up to allot of abuse, rarely breaking. They were primarily designed for guitars equipped with tremolo bridges, but I use them with great success on straight bridged guitars.

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          (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          They're just like the regular slinkys.

          By Eric

          from Jersey

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings:

          If you like tens go to Ghs boomers. They're better.
          They sound just like the regular slinkys. Take a week to sound good and last longer which is good but i like the Rps 9's much more. They sound and feel different.
          They last long
          Fairly priced.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Ernie Ball strings stay bright and last longer!

          By TS

          from Undisclosed

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          Comments about Ernie Ball 2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings:

          Unlike other brands, they have maintained very high quality, while delivering a range of custom gage strings in the ranges that fit most playing styles..
          I have been using the Regular Slinky 2240 Ernie Ball strings on my Stratocaster guitars, as well as the (Pink) .009 Super Slinkys on my Les Pauls, and I have really noticed the longer life of my strings when I am using Ernie Ball, as compared to the other brands.

          These strings tend to stay brighter, punchier, and they tune up to 'stable pitch' much faster than the others that I tried, which is important in a band setting. (think... no more constant re-tuning after a string change)

          I have tried many other brands looking for better sound and tuning stability, but I always come back to Ernie Ball -
          For stable tuning, whether using a floyd trem, or a fixed Gibson Tune-o-matic bridge, they are unmatched performance.
          Highly recommended!
          The termination of the string at the ball is tightly wound, and reliable. Most important for a fixed bridge guitar..
          Most sets are priced around the same.. but I get significantly longer life from the Slinky line in Ernie Ball strings

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good for non locking trem and les pauls

          By Jeffrey Thompson

          from Oklahoma

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings:

          if you have a stop tail peice style guitar and need strings that eliminate the slipping around the ball end, these are the ones.
          Great strings, overall good tone, stays in tune well. I was having tuning issues with a les paul. Not anymore, these strings eliminate string slipping at the ball end. They stay in tune better than any strings I have used on the guitar. That adds to the overal sound of the strings, which is as good as any other stings out there.
          excellent no issues at all.
          these are not overpriced, but somewhat more expensive than the bargin sets. They are worth the extra buck or two a set.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great For Home Use

          By JiDo

          from canada

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings:

          i say that because i like the tone i get from DR strings better. BUT these strings are great, and you won't have to change as often since they are reinforced and will last longer. I use these for practicing and doodle-ing at home or playing at the church band. but when i really want the best tone i go to DR. these are indeed great for distorted tones, sustain is great and it is on the brighter side. very smooth feel and great for fast playing..

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          5.0

          Ernie Ball RPS Strings

          By Metallicaman-lfLhU

          from On the Road, USA & Europe

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2240 Regular Slinky RPS 10 Electric Guitar Strings:

          I was in an emergency yesterday, I broke 2 strings at rehearsal and had to get new strings before the show, and I decided to buy these and string them up, and my immediate reaction was Wow. I've used Ernie Ball before I disliked other products because of breakage, however these strings are great. Its easy to solo with them, They produce a great distortion tone which holds up whether you play in standard or lower.The clean tone is a little bright for my tastes but for what they're worth I'm definitely going to string up all my Studio guitars with these

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