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Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings   

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Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky electric guitar strings are perfect for those who like to detune their instrument to lower tuning combinations. Metal fan...Read More

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Electric guitar strings that are ideal for drop tuning.

Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky electric guitar strings are perfect for those who like to detune their instrument to lower tuning combinations. Metal fans worldwide have gravitated towards the Not Even Slinky set to give their guitar the optimal gauge combination for Drop D and Drop C tuning. The wound strings are made from nickel-plated, steel wire wrapped around a hex-shaped steel core wire. The plain 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: 12-16-24p-32-44-56.


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Ernie Ball2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

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    (3)

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    (2)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (16)
  • Well built / quality (16)
  • Consistent (14)
  • Long life (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (11)
  • Practicing (11)
  • Back-up (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (11), Professional musician (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

For Tuning Low, there's no other way to go!

I'm giving this opinion as someone who plays in C standard. I play everything from rhythm, lead lines, melodies and solos. One thing, anything above C# I wouldn't use these. For...Read complete review

I'm giving this opinion as someone who plays in C standard. I play everything from rhythm, lead lines, melodies and solos. One thing, anything above C# I wouldn't use these. For D I wouldn't use these. In D I use 11-52. That being said, fo C standard they are the perfect string for me. They are heavy, thick, have great tone, not floppy or loose at all. They have the perfect amount of tension in C Standard and I'd say are the equivalent of 10-46 in standard tuning. Before putting these on I was reading a lot of bad things about the .24 G string, and before putting these on had to work up the courage to swap the strings I normally use because of all the bad things I read about the .24 G. Instantly, I realized there was no issue whatsoever with the G. It is thicker than what most people are used to for the G, but honestly, in C standard the tensions is no different than the tension of a 10-46 G string in E standard. I can see how it would be difficult playing that G in D, Eb, E, but in C the tension is lower so it bends very nicely, and because it is thicker, it actually feels better on the fingers (to me at least). For the cost, quality and tone, you can't go wrong.
There strings. How many features do you expect? They are nickel plated. Thick. Heavy. Those are more characteristics than features.
Nothings perfect, so i can't give these a 10, but they are close to perfect for what I do.
For $6.98 a pack, you can't go wrong. Affordable, durable and easy to find anywhere.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

My Experience in C Standard

Unwound strings don't need to be at the same tension as the wound strings as they don't have the mass that warrants the higher tension to prevent flop. that .024p is just too big...Read complete review

Unwound strings don't need to be at the same tension as the wound strings as they don't have the mass that warrants the higher tension to prevent flop. that .024p is just too big for this set and the .056w is just a touch light. If you are tuning to B or C standard get the D'Addario XL148s they are calibrated much better.
I bought this set for a guitar I have set to C standard tuning, which is about the range these are perfect for. All and all they were great... EXCEPT for that 24... WAY too big of a string. The other unwound strings sit at 17.7lbs of tension. that 24 sits at 21lbs which is what sort of tension you would look for in a wound string. It really makes bending a lot more difficult than it should. It SHOULD have a 19-20 on there and it too would sit at 17.7lbs. I have since tried out Beafy slinkys that I like okay but I find them slignly too light and yet they still have a 22 3rd string.

I also found the 56w to be a touch too small. a 58 or 60 would work better

I have since switched to D'Addario XL148 which run 12-16-20-34-46-60 which in C standard give you tensions of (14-14-14-21-21-21) which is really how it is supposed to be in my opinion.
The strings themselves are top notch.
They are strings....

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5.0

Ernie Ball #1

By Gregan

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

I use Ernie Ball exclusively.

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5.0

Yup They Rock.

By czyfox

from Perry GA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

    There is not much to say about them. I tune to C and they are smooth, defined and clear. Perfect for drop tuning..

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    5.0

    Great!

    By Harry'o

    from Nc

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

        Great product. Tunes
        Perfectly.

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        5.0

        10/10 Best Strings for Baritone

        By x_doseofpoison_x

        from Apex, North Carolina

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

          I use Ernie Ball Nickel Not Even Slinky every day on my baritone guitar. These strings deliver power from another universe. My playing sounds better every time I plug in my Baritone

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          5.0

          Best for Drop A#

          By ATmetal

          from Rosewell, NJ

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          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

            Best strings for playing music like In Flames, Caliban, All That remains do)

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            5.0

            strings are awesome would recommend to every guitar player

            By matt the guitar slinger

            from davenport iowa

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

              i use these in standard tuning on my stratocasters and they sound great! very easy to bend and they stay in tune great!

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              5.0

              Incredibly Versatile, Still Full Of That Slinky TONE!

              By Ryan

              from Short Hills, NJ

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Low Tunings
                • Practicing
                • Standard Tuning

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

                As a fan of modern and older Pop-Punk bands such as Blink-182, The Story So Far, All Time Low and Four Year Strong, as well as metal bands like Bring Me The Horizon who play as low as Drop Bb, I needed a string gauge that could do many tunings. I switched from the Skinny Top, Heavy Bottoms to these about 2 months ago. I was blown away! They hold up well in Standard tuning, and keep tension as low as Drop Bb. They are great sounding and long lasting. My one complaint is that if you bend a lot, the G string will DESTROY your fingers. I don't mind it all too much but it's worth mentioning.

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                5.0

                An Outstanding Set for Low Tunings

                By Tre C. B.

                from Chicago, IL

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

                  As a player that uses low tunings such as C standard pretty consistently, these strings came as a bit of a surprise to me. Prior to discovering this set, I had been a pretty avid GHS user, rarely stepping out of that realm. However, since GHS does not make a set of strings geared more towards my preferred tunings, I had to venture out and experiment with various other sets. After reading an article about Troy Van Leeuwen of Queens of the Stone Age (and seeing as his guitars are generally in C standard tuning using this string set), I gave them a try. I have to say, this might be the most satisfying purchase I've made in a while. These strings are bright and have a beautiful tone, even in those pesky low tunings. I play these mostly through a set of 50's Reissue Stratocasters with extra springs and routed in the bridge with a Seymour Duncan Dimebucker. It's a bit unorthodox, I know. But, through my Marshall JCM 2000 head, the whole rig sounds amazing. And this set of strings has everything to do with it.

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  PERFECT SLIDE GUITAR STRINGS !!!

                  By Acebassman

                  from Everywhere

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Slide Guitar

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing
                    • Slide guitar

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I play a lot of slide guitar and have used these for years. I keep the action relatively high on all my slide guitars and these work perfect for slide. They are nice and tight in standard or Eb tuning which lends itself to nicely for slide guitar. I don't fret the notes much but even with the tightness of the strings fretting is still not a problem and the notes while playing slide just ring.

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                    4.0

                    awesome strings!

                    By Audeo

                    from Rohnert Park, CA

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                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                    • Twangy G

                    Best Uses

                    • Baritone Style Tunings

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2626 Nickel Not Even Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

                    This is a great set. I tuned my guitar to drop f# and it sustained the tuning like a bass. The only problem with the strings (or string really) is that the g string isn't wound, so it sounds twangy.

                    To give an idea of how low these go, here's my tunings:
                    F# or G#,C#,F#,B,E,G#
                    A,D,G,C,F,A

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