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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
 
4.3

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  • Good tone (3)

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    • Practicing (3)

    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.

    I...Read complete review

    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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    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!

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    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.

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      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

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        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Decent Strings

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

        I will say this about these strings. For downtuning to Drop Ab, A, Bb, B, and A-B standard these strings do their job well. They sound and play like every other EB set, they're just thicker!
        I bought these strings a couple months back to put on my 6-er (an Ibanez RG) because I wanted to downtune to Korn's signature tuning (A standard). They work well for that tuning, but that's about as low as you'll get without having too little tension. A lot of the time I played in Drop Ab for some of Periphery's music. For that tuning it is just barely tight enough for my preferences, but if you want some tension in your strings I would reccomend going heavier (The DR DDT strings work excellent for a 6 string).
        The quality of these strings is pretty decent, they're not the smoothest feeling strings or the longest lasting but they lasted me a good 2 and a half months until I finall ybroke the 6th string. A few days ago I broke the 5th string as well, so now I've ordered a set of the afforementioned DR strings.
        They're the same price as the DR equivalents that I use, so the price isn't a deal-breaker. 7 bucks every month or two isn't that bad;)

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        5.0

        thinkin' of tossing the high e? go for it.

        By flightbox

        from syracuse, ny

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

        about a year ago, i decided to tune my les paul to Bb and keep it there. the only issue was what strings do i buy? i messed around with baritones, no luck. i tried DRs, give me a break. so i decided to swallow my pride and ask for a seven string set of EB's at the counter, feeling like i should be in a korn cover band. (ugh) anyway, these strings are without a doubt the best for my sound and playing style. with the guitar and rig (an Orange full-i'm a tone freak, forgive me.)i have i wanted the best i could get to have the absolute best tone i could push out. EB did it, and until i find another string, i'm sticking with them.

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        5.0

        Glad i switched

        By rottedguitarist

        from Fountain City, IN

        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!

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        5.0

        I Found My New String!

        By Ukemeister40

        from Massachusetts/

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

        These strings are the longest lasting strings I've ever used. I use these strings on my 6 string ibanez RG2EX1 and omit the .38 string. I tune my guitar to C# with a dropped B. B F# B E G# C#And before I stumbled upon these string, I had tried an absurd amount of different sets by a ridiculous number of different companies. It's awesome not to be changin my string every 3 days because they're either breaking (DR) , wearing out way too fast (D'addario, Dunlop, and GHS), or just plain suck (BLUE STEEL). Also. Ernie Ball Strings sound AMAZING with EMG active pickups and with that huge .58 low E (or for the seven stringer, low B) The crunch and the tight botom end is AMAZING! I could NEVER EVER get that nice of a sound out of any string ever. These will be my go-to string. No matter what gauge I want for all of my guitars.

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        5.0

        Great Strings

        By powerb@ast@rd

        from Hot Springs, AR

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

        I've been using these for years and i gotta say they're as consistent as any of the more expensive brands i've tried. I put a set on, play them at practice, at shows, in the studio, and they last for months (guess i'm just not a sweaty-handed guy). I've probably gone through 4 sets in the last year and never broke a string. And yes, i do bend them...i play progressive metal and they get a beating, believe me. I used to switch between these and D'addario's, but these are cheaper, and seem to sound brighter, longer. Also, D'addario changed the gauge of one or two of the strings in their heaviest 7-string set..as long as EB doesn't do something dumb like that, i'm stickin with these.

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        5.0

        Nothing bad to say.

        By Guitar_man2000

        from Burlington, WI

        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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        5.0

        slinkeys

        By the roadie-hswiZ

        from the road

        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.

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