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Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings  

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Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky Electric Strings are perfect for those who like to detune their instrument to lower tuning combinations. Metal fans worldwid...Read More

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Slinky electric strings that are ideal for drop tuning.

Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky Electric Strings are perfect for those who like to detune their instrument to lower tuning combinations. Metal fans worldwide have gravitated towards the Beefy Slinky set to give their guitar the optimal gauge combination for Drop D & 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: 11-15-22p-30-42-54.


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Ernie Ball2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.8

(based on 53 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (7)
    • Concerts (6)
    • Back-up (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (5), Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Nice Classic Crunchy Range-- with a mod.

    These are the strings that I've dedicated to a Frankenstein Stratesque ax of mine with major pickup/pot mods, and it's an ax I don't EVEN want to hear a semblance whimper of the...Read complete review

    These are the strings that I've dedicated to a Frankenstein Stratesque ax of mine with major pickup/pot mods, and it's an ax I don't EVEN want to hear a semblance whimper of the Strat twang with.
    I've been all over the friggin' place and suffered my own ignorance and thought nickle was the same as the "Bright" D'Addarios stainless strings. Wrong.

    These are it! Sure D'Addario came close with one set and GHS too, but ya gotta go with these, 'cause mind you can grab a .022 3rd wound to replace the plain 3rd g-string if you're a wound 3rd dude like me. Most stores don't carry singles in anything other than Earnie Ball.

    I got lucky and my nut would receive these. But if it hadn't I'd have been off to a guitar Tech 'cause I don't have the Stew Mac file/saws to doctor a nut.

    If you've never went the ".11 - .54 route before be prepared for truss rod adjustments.
    On top of liking the feel and sound of a wound 3rd, I also appreciate that a wound 3rd tightens to g-note tension easier than a plain 3rd, it really does. Your ax's neck will appreciate it and you'll need less truss rod adjustment.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Very unbalanced

    After a couple of years of playing guitar, i got into metal and hard rock. I wanted to start playing in Drop C like a lot of my favorite bands. So my friend...Read complete review

    After a couple of years of playing guitar, i got into metal and hard rock. I wanted to start playing in Drop C like a lot of my favorite bands. So my friend recommended these. for a long time i thought these worked, but after a while of playing and getting more experience, i realized they were really unbalanced. Having a .22p G string is way to thick. At the most, maybe a .19p. and the E, A, and D strings are a little floppy for dropped tunings. Youre better off going with the Not Even Slinky set, but those strings arent balanced that well either, but they will hold up better.

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    4.0

    18 insted of 22 on G.

    By mondo

    from los angeles,california

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

      perect set, but they work better with a .018 on the G, the .022 is a bit on the heavy side.. wish they would change it out.
      other then that great strings. at great prices

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      5.0

      Awesome!!!!

      By Bluesman21

      from Oceanside CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

        Simply the Best!!!!

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great strings!

        By drummer_dude3

        from Sister Bay, WI

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

          These strings have a nice beefy sound to them and they last for quite a while from what I have experienced so far. Great product and works really well with various drop tunings. I only practice with them but they work well to produce the nice hard rock/metal sound I am looking for when I do. I would definitely recommend this product.

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Very unbalanced

          By Justin_lee2014

          from Union Grove, AL

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

            After a couple of years of playing guitar, i got into metal and hard rock. I wanted to start playing in Drop C like a lot of my favorite bands. So my friend recommended these. for a long time i thought these worked, but after a while of playing and getting more experience, i realized they were really unbalanced. Having a .22p G string is way to thick. At the most, maybe a .19p. and the E, A, and D strings are a little floppy for dropped tunings. Youre better off going with the Not Even Slinky set, but those strings arent balanced that well either, but they will hold up better.

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            4.0

            great strings for drop tuning.

            By jerrbo

            from campbellsville, Ky.

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

              great strings, for drop tuning.

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              5.0

              Excellent Tone

              By thombrogan

              from northeast

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              Pros

              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

                  Have been on a medium-gauge string bender and these baby bubbies were an ear-pleasing discovery.

                  Their tone; in E standard tuning on an Epi LP-100; is very similar to that of GHS GB-LOW Boomers strings (rich and bronze-like). Lacking the thicker core on the wound strings, though, the tension is shared more with the plain steel strings.

                  The result of that shared tension is the 0.011" thick 1st string doesn't feel wimpy and, when drop-tuning, the 0.054" 6th string doesn't feel flubby. Drop tuning's not my bag, but for those who do such things, it's nice to know you won't have five tight strings and a rubber band.

                  The 0.022" 3rd string doesn't feel too thick in real life, either.

                  If the wound strings were thicker cored, I think they would have sounded even better (and they sound darned excellent after a few days of use) and definitely would've felt better, but these are excellent strings.

                  Comment on this review

                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  MAN UP!! NOT JUST FOR DROP TUNING!!

                  By JGTR1974

                  from Reseda, CA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Sound Great Feel Great
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • On A Guitar

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

                    I love the tone of 12s but the more bendable 11s and these strings are a perfect compromise. I'm not a dropped "Z" metal guy. I play everything from Blues, Funk, Oldies, Rockabilly, R&B to Classic and Modern Rock. The heavier the strings, the better the tone. If you can handle heavier strings in standard tuning you will get a great sound. You may not be able to "Shred" on heavy strings but who needs another shredder? These strings have the advantage of feeling "slinkier" than other strings of the same guage! They rock! A few other reviewers describe issues that have everything to do with the particular setup of their guitars and obvious lack of experience, nothing to do with these strings.

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                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Strings

                    By Bob

                    from MS

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

                      I've been using Ernie Ball strings for years but this is the first set of Beefys I've gotten. They work great for lowered tunings like drop B. I'm probably gonna get some Not Even Slinkys to use for drop A though.

                      Comment on this review

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Nice Classic Crunchy Range-- with a mod.

                      By Mao Rouge

                      from Southern Illinois

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                      Pros

                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

                          These are the strings that I've dedicated to a Frankenstein Stratesque ax of mine with major pickup/pot mods, and it's an ax I don't EVEN want to hear a semblance whimper of the Strat twang with.
                          I've been all over the friggin' place and suffered my own ignorance and thought nickle was the same as the "Bright" D'Addarios stainless strings. Wrong.

                          These are it! Sure D'Addario came close with one set and GHS too, but ya gotta go with these, 'cause mind you can grab a .022 3rd wound to replace the plain 3rd g-string if you're a wound 3rd dude like me. Most stores don't carry singles in anything other than Earnie Ball.

                          I got lucky and my nut would receive these. But if it hadn't I'd have been off to a guitar Tech 'cause I don't have the Stew Mac file/saws to doctor a nut.

                          If you've never went the ".11 - .54 route before be prepared for truss rod adjustments.
                          On top of liking the feel and sound of a wound 3rd, I also appreciate that a wound 3rd tightens to g-note tension easier than a plain 3rd, it really does. Your ax's neck will appreciate it and you'll need less truss rod adjustment.

                          Comment on this review

                           
                          5.0

                          The Best Strings for Me

                          By Joe

                          from Santa Barbara, CA

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long lasting
                          • Long Life
                          • Nice Bendability
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Concerts
                          • Everything
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

                          I have tried almost every other gauge and brand of strings out there. I have finally found the perfect set. The 54 for the 6th string is the perfect tension for me. I play really hard and it has just the right amount of tension so that I can hit it really hard and it wont go out of tune. The 11, 15, and 22 are great for bending and lead work. They're just so light and slinky. And the tone of these strings... Clean, clear, amazing tone! They are a winner in my book!

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