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Ernie Ball 2620 Nickel 7-String Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 

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Long-life, well-balanced string tone.

Ernie Ball 7-String Power Slinky Guitar Strings are widely revered for their world class tone. The wound strings are made from nickel-plated, steel wire wrapped around a hex-shaped steel core wire. The plain guitar strings are made of specially tempered, tin-plated, high-carbon steel, producing a well-balanced tone for your guitar.

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: 11-14-18p-28-38-48-58.


You'll definitely feel and hear the difference. Order these Ernie Ball guitar strings today.

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Ernie Ball2620 Nickel 7-String Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.4

(based on 17 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
  • Back-up (3)
  • Concerts (3)
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Baritone-tuned 6 string

Let me start by saying that I just installed these and they aren't broken in yet, so please understand that I truly expect them to improve with more playing.

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Let me start by saying that I just installed these and they aren't broken in yet, so please understand that I truly expect them to improve with more playing.

I wanted to set up my Ibanez RGT6EXFX for baritone (B-standard) tuning without a lot of fuss or changes. I pulled my regular 6-string Power Slinky set, which worked all the way from standard tuning to about drop-C, and replaced them with these, without the .11, of course. Stretch, tune, stretch, tune, four times through and they're decently set right now. Naturally, like I said, they're not broken in yet but after about 30 mimutes of playing and tuning, I'm very happy. Since they're fresh, they still have the normal brightness, which I don't normally like, but they sound awesome in this configuration to my ears (maybe also becsuse it's a mahogany body and was slighty dark-sounding to start with, so they're a nice balance. Since they're on a 25.5" scale guitar, they're a little tight, but I think that goes back to how ne they are again. I think they'd be perfect for an RGD or something with a little longer neck, but it'll take some time to be sure. Since I'm not used to strings THIS thick, I'm getting used to bends and the fact that I now have a wound third (normally G) string, but I'm very happy so far. I don't like the EMG 85 (neck) and 81 (bridge) pickups for standard tuning or anywhere near it, but at C or below, they tighten up and the 81 loses some of its bite, which I never loved anyway. I'm super happy now though. Still thinking about changing them for Seymour Duncan EMTY's or the 85 to a 60 or 60X, but that's later anyway. I'm happier with this guitar now than when I got it, and that's saying something, because it became my favorite out of my 7 guitars from the moment I first played it.

Musician's Friend did a great job on my order, as I've come to expect. These strings were on back order, but only for about three days. After they were back in stock, they arrived at my door in three days with free ground shipping (the picks I ordered along with these strings shipped the day of the order and arrived in three days, also). I will continue to by from MF for everything I need (as long as they stock what I want). Thanks again, Musician's Friend, and keep up the good work.

Signal chain: Ibanez RGT6EXFX > Boss NS2 > Modtone Extreme Metal or MXR Fullbore Metal (internal gate OFF) with original TS808 for boost as needed through NS2's loop > Marshall Valvestate 8100 head (clean channel for pedals or Overdrive 2 for amp's distortion channel)(MXR 10-band EQ in the loop, low- and high-cut, slight mid cut and bass boost for brutal heavy tones as needed)(8100's Contour knob all the way to the right/clockwise for Overdrive 2 sound) > Crate Blue Voodoo 4x12 cab (factory speakers, will be changing to Eminence or Celestion or otherwise soon).

I hope this helps anyone who's on the fence about these strings for detuning on a 6-string. Shorter-scale guitars might not work well with these (Les Paul, ESP Eclipse, etc.) but for a 25.5" scale or longer, they're killer. Try them out, they're worth more than their price if you want to detune.
\m/ Rock on, METAL FOR LIFE!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

They are alright...

They were kind of dead when i put them on. They also lacked sustain. And they only lasted a week.The only reason i bought these is because i just bought a 7 string and...Read complete review

They were kind of dead when i put them on. They also lacked sustain. And they only lasted a week.The only reason i bought these is because i just bought a 7 string and just didnt want to mess around with buying a six string set and an extra 7. But ill be forced to do that now and just stick with daddario 11's and buy an extra ernie ball.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Review

By r64Cb2RSJ

from Denham Springs, LA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2620 Nickel 7-String Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

gives the chunk you need

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

slinkeys

By the roadie-hswiZ

from the road

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2620 Nickel 7-String Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Of all the strings I've tried, I think these strings are probably the best. I've tried elixirs and D'addario. these had the best tone and longest life. I tune my Ibanez K7 1 full step down and they still sound good. I used to play with 13s but I tried these out and were much better. enjoy.

 
5.0

Can be used for various setups. Always happy with Slinkys.

By Thomas

from North Carolina

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2620 Nickel 7-String Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Used 2 thru 7 to string up a baritone B tuning on a 6 string modified strat. Worked fine and cheaper than a set of regular baritone strings. I have always found EB Slinkys to be good strings.

 
5.0

6-string riffs!

By Ryan

from Short Hills, NJ

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2620 Nickel 7-String Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

    I was looking for a perfect set to stay super tight in Eb but also retain enough tension in lower tunings. I had been using the Not Even Slinky set and found the higher strings for be a little too thick and the lower a little too thin. So, I decided to give these a shot. I remove the .28 (Normally the 4th string) and that way, I have regular 11s at the top but super heavy strings at the bottom. When tuned to my signature Eb, they retain a lot of tension and are good for a nice chugging sound. When tuned any lower than Drop C, they start to lose a little tension, but still stay manageable. I'd say the lowest comfortable tuning is Drop A before they get too floppy. Overall great strings, EB is the best!

     
    4.0

    Baritone-tuned 6 string

    By KevinH112

    from Inverness, FL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Bright
    • Good Tone
    • Strong
    • Thick
    • Tough

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Not Consistent
    • Tight

    Best Uses

    • 6-string
    • Baritone
    • Bedroom Jam
    • Jam With Friends
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2620 Nickel 7-String Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

    Let me start by saying that I just installed these and they aren't broken in yet, so please understand that I truly expect them to improve with more playing.

    I wanted to set up my Ibanez RGT6EXFX for baritone (B-standard) tuning without a lot of fuss or changes. I pulled my regular 6-string Power Slinky set, which worked all the way from standard tuning to about drop-C, and replaced them with these, without the .11, of course. Stretch, tune, stretch, tune, four times through and they're decently set right now. Naturally, like I said, they're not broken in yet but after about 30 mimutes of playing and tuning, I'm very happy. Since they're fresh, they still have the normal brightness, which I don't normally like, but they sound awesome in this configuration to my ears (maybe also becsuse it's a mahogany body and was slighty dark-sounding to start with, so they're a nice balance. Since they're on a 25.5" scale guitar, they're a little tight, but I think that goes back to how ne they are again. I think they'd be perfect for an RGD or something with a little longer neck, but it'll take some time to be sure. Since I'm not used to strings THIS thick, I'm getting used to bends and the fact that I now have a wound third (normally G) string, but I'm very happy so far. I don't like the EMG 85 (neck) and 81 (bridge) pickups for standard tuning or anywhere near it, but at C or below, they tighten up and the 81 loses some of its bite, which I never loved anyway. I'm super happy now though. Still thinking about changing them for Seymour Duncan EMTY's or the 85 to a 60 or 60X, but that's later anyway. I'm happier with this guitar now than when I got it, and that's saying something, because it became my favorite out of my 7 guitars from the moment I first played it.

    Musician's Friend did a great job on my order, as I've come to expect. These strings were on back order, but only for about three days. After they were back in stock, they arrived at my door in three days with free ground shipping (the picks I ordered along with these strings shipped the day of the order and arrived in three days, also). I will continue to by from MF for everything I need (as long as they stock what I want). Thanks again, Musician's Friend, and keep up the good work.

    Signal chain: Ibanez RGT6EXFX > Boss NS2 > Modtone Extreme Metal or MXR Fullbore Metal (internal gate OFF) with original TS808 for boost as needed through NS2's loop > Marshall Valvestate 8100 head (clean channel for pedals or Overdrive 2 for amp's distortion channel)(MXR 10-band EQ in the loop, low- and high-cut, slight mid cut and bass boost for brutal heavy tones as needed)(8100's Contour knob all the way to the right/clockwise for Overdrive 2 sound) > Crate Blue Voodoo 4x12 cab (factory speakers, will be changing to Eminence or Celestion or otherwise soon).

    I hope this helps anyone who's on the fence about these strings for detuning on a 6-string. Shorter-scale guitars might not work well with these (Les Paul, ESP Eclipse, etc.) but for a 25.5" scale or longer, they're killer. Try them out, they're worth more than their price if you want to detune.
    \m/ Rock on, METAL FOR LIFE!

     
    5.0

    7 string essentials

    By Crispy207

    from New York, NY

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2620 Nickel 7-String Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      These are solid no nonsense strings. They sound bright for about 2 weeks of steady playing, then you'll start noticing the decay of tone and that's about normal for a a non-coated string.

      The .11'sare a bit tight in standard tuning but work out perfect of dropping down. I'd recomend the .10's for standard/drop A.

      I haven't had a problem with the strings breaking even with constantly switching tunings; they're pretty durable.

      If you're gonna go with a pre-packaged 7 string set this is the way to go.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great strings for the money

      By The Juggernaut

      from Nebraska

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2620 Nickel 7-String Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

        Ernie Ball strings are awesome

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        These strings suck

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2620 Nickel 7-String Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

        I have used these strings before they dont last very long one little hard strum could break off one of the strings.

         
        5.0

        Glad i switched

        By rottedguitarist

        from Fountain City, IN

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        Comments about Ernie Ball 2620 Nickel 7-String Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

        I was playing EB Super slinkys and my band decided to drop tunings. they jus wouldnt hold the A. so i was researching and found these. decided to buy some and was very pleased with what i got. i threw them on my ESP h-207 and they work perfect in A! we even went down to G# and they still sound good. a little loose but it still kills!

         
        5.0

        Nothing bad to say.

        By Guitar_man2000

        from Burlington, WI

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        Comments about Ernie Ball 2620 Nickel 7-String Power Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

        I've been using these for several months for detuning experimentation. Even with frequent tuning changes, these things have not shown any signs of damage. I expect them to last for a good amount of time.No complaints about the tone, either. It gets the job done.

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