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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.


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

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Ernie Ball2251 Pure Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (5)
  • Concerts (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (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

Nice

By Toolman

from Indy

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing

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

    Fit fine. Replaced factory strings on used AS53.

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    5.0

    Musicians Friend has the best price,and super fast shipping!

    By Honest Ron

    from Minneapolis Mn.

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

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

      pure nickel slinkys give me that vintage tone,while helping to soften the harshness of the high gain pickups on my Gibson.These strings seem to keep there tone longer than other brand of nickel strings I have used.

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      5.0

      Love these strings!

      By Rb

      from Norman OK

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        Put these (10's) on my Strat and they sound and feel great. My new favorite.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I'll be buying these more often!

        By BeeZee

        from Chesapeake, VA

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Smooth
        • Strong
        • Tunned Fast!

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Main Strings!
          • Practicing

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

          I needed to change strings to my Gibson SG (120th Anniversary). The strings it came with rusted rather quick and were sounding bad even in that guitar. I swapped them with these and it was like night and day! The strings held pitch and stayed in tune pretty much the first tune up! I've never had that happen before. They feel a lot smother than other brands, and they can take a spirited session with no problem. As time comes to change strings in my other electric guitars, I will be gravitating towards these. It is still too soon to know how they will hold in the long run, but so far they have made a very good first impression, the tones are clear, the tension is optimal, they are smooth and fun to play. Try them yourself, you'll see what' I'm talking about... great price too!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          2251 Pure Nickel Strings

          By 1987X

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              Just a good sounding set of strings. I love the tone of the pure nickel strings in general and these do not disappoint.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Warms Super-Bright Guitars

              By Ike

              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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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                These strings do not break easily.

                By jballz

                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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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By Viktoriia

                  from NJ

                  About Me Professional Musician

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

                  good job guys! I love your service))

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Happy with first impression so far

                  By Jiveman

                  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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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great For Telecasters

                    By Telecasterocker

                    from Dahlgren Illinois

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                    Ask me a question

                    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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