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Ernie Ball 2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings   

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Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.Ernie Ball 2251 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings are made from pure nickel wire wrapped around a tin-plated, hex-shape...Read More

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Smoother, rounder, vintage tone.

Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.

Ernie Ball 2251 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings are made from pure nickel wire wrapped around a tin-plated, hex-shaped steel core wire. Produces a warm, rich tone.

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: 10-13-17-26-36-46.


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Ernie Ball2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 28 reviews)

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    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (3)
  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Tele-Perfect

Perfect for Telecaster! Tames the shrill metallic fizz that nickel wrap are known for. Pure nickel sustain smoothly with enough top end chime to project that classic tele sound. I use 10-46...Read complete review

Perfect for Telecaster! Tames the shrill metallic fizz that nickel wrap are known for. Pure nickel sustain smoothly with enough top end chime to project that classic tele sound. I use 10-46 on telecasters, 9-42 & 8-38 on PRS guitars. I find different gauges offer a different feel and sound which gives me more options and solves the problem of which gauge to use. For some reason all guitars-pickups-amps respond differently to strings in my opinion. But of course this is just my rational thought as I've done enough experimenting to find what works for me. After way to much money being lost and enough brand names to compile a short novel has led me to EB pure nickels. At this time my heart has come closer to becoming more pure! That being said maybe St. Peter will put in a good word to see I'm trying & willing to behave more purely. Bottom line put on some pure nickel's and experience what being pure is all about.

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easily snapped

i put these strings on and within a week i snapped the e string. i am only replacing them one by one, as they break to be safe. the rest have stayed on...Read complete review

i put these strings on and within a week i snapped the e string. i am only replacing them one by one, as they break to be safe. the rest have stayed on good condition, have a nice sound to em. but i strongly recommend the super slinkys.

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5.0

Warms Super-Bright Guitars

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from Denver

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

    I use Slinkies on all my electric guitars. They're consistent and they have all the gauges and compounds I need. I use these pure nickel type on very bright guitars, like Strats and Teles, the nickel wound 2221s on most everything else, and their cobalt compound on my overwound humbucker guitars. The cobalt gives a little more top and bottom, and balances out the mid-heavyness of an overwound pickup.

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    5.0

    These strings do not break easily.

    By 

    from Deep East Tejas

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      These strings sound great. They are warm, yet with the right amount of cut. They work the best imho with single coils. Anyone claiming that they break easy, doesn't have a quality guitar bridge, and/or saddles. Either that or they don't maintain the previously mentioned guitar parts correctly. Sorry, but it's true. They stay in tune great as well.

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      5.0

      I would buy this product again

      By 

      from NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

            good job guys! I love your service))

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            5.0

            Happy with first impression so far

            By 

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

              This is my first-time using 2251's. I've always gone with typical, cheap, bright-sounding D'addarios or Ernie Balls, but wanted to give something slightly different a try. I like the somewhat less bright and more smooth tone these strings gave me. I don't know about string life yet, as I've only had them on for a week. I especially like how my middle pickup on my favorite guitar now sounds. It was too bright before, but now I feel like it has a good balance. Will definitely buy another set in the future.

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              5.0

              Great For Telecasters

              By 

              from Dahlgren Illinois

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              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I love these strings on my Tele' good bass' and crisp' give them a try.

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                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Tele-Perfect

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                  from Montana

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                  Pros

                  • Big-smooth-flex

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Self Expression

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Perfect for Telecaster! Tames the shrill metallic fizz that nickel wrap are known for. Pure nickel sustain smoothly with enough top end chime to project that classic tele sound. I use 10-46 on telecasters, 9-42 & 8-38 on PRS guitars. I find different gauges offer a different feel and sound which gives me more options and solves the problem of which gauge to use. For some reason all guitars-pickups-amps respond differently to strings in my opinion. But of course this is just my rational thought as I've done enough experimenting to find what works for me. After way to much money being lost and enough brand names to compile a short novel has led me to EB pure nickels. At this time my heart has come closer to becoming more pure! That being said maybe St. Peter will put in a good word to see I'm trying & willing to behave more purely. Bottom line put on some pure nickel's and experience what being pure is all about.

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                  5.0

                  2251 Earnie Ball Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings

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                  from Northern California

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                  LOVE EM!!!
                  My favorite electric strings. Nothing like nickle for Classic Rock, Blues and Country tone. I especially love these for all my single coil and P-90 guitars. They slightly round out some of that single coil spikey-ness. I'll use the Earnie Ball Nickle Warpped for my humbucker guitars which give you great classic tone with a touch more high end than the pure nickles. They are durable and playing feel is great too.
                  They are durable and playing feel is great too.

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                  5.0

                  Great Strings

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                  I bought these strings to put on a squire bullet. Immediately noticed a difference for the better. I really like the sound. Thinking about tryng them on my other guitar. I know the bullet will get these from now on.
                  Pure nickel 2251
                  pricey

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Strings

                  By 

                  from Undisclosed

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                  They are fantastic strings highly reccomend, its all in the name Rock n Roll Slinkys.
                  Just put the strings on my vintage fender mustang, they are great strings. The nickel is much easier on the hands than the material of the regular slinkys.

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Beautiful Sounding Strings!

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

                  These are great strings that don't leave anything to be desired but better value. They sound the same as the Ernie Ball Regular Slinky 2221 and costs a little more because they're "Classic" and give a vintage tone. Still great but could be better value.
                  Not a lot of features besides they are easy to play on.
                  These have yet to break after a month of heaving bends and solos that can tear up a guitar's neck. Not very different from the Ernie Ball Regular Slinky 2221.
                  I have not heard a significant difference between these and the Ernie Ball Regular Slinky 2221. The 2221 is cheaper and you can buy in larger quantities for less money.

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