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Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String

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Ernie BallNickel Plain Single Guitar String
 
4.7

(based on 51 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (36)
  • Consistent (34)
  • Long life (19)
  • Well built / quality (17)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (4)

Best Uses

  • Back-up (26)
  • Practicing (26)
  • Concerts (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (29), Professional musician (9), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ernie Ball gets it done...

If you're playing out, having a few spare strings is a must. MF has the best selection and the best price and you can't beat the free shipping. And don't forget the email...Read complete review

If you're playing out, having a few spare strings is a must. MF has the best selection and the best price and you can't beat the free shipping. And don't forget the email discount codes for an additional 15%...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

what happened??

This was my go to string pack. I just used 4 strings in a row. the fist and last I put on unwound at the bridge before I even got it in tune!...Read complete review

This was my go to string pack. I just used 4 strings in a row. the fist and last I put on unwound at the bridge before I even got it in tune! The other two lasted a few seconds of playing. If this was a gig it would be a massive FAILURE. Hope its just my pack.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy Extra High E's and B's

By steelpig

from Rough & Ready, CA

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Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

I recommend that anyone who plays guitar a lot buy extra high E strings and B strings since they tend to break the most. I have a 2-pack of whole string Ernie ball string sets, but if the high E and the B strings break the most, I'd better think about buying a 6-pack of each of those single strings.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

MusiciansFriend has the largest selection and the BEST price

By Benoni

from San Jose, CA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

    I like to make my own string sets and Musicians Friend has the best price and largest selection of single Ernie Ball strings.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ernie Ball gets it done...

    By Lead 101

    from High Point, NC

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

        If you're playing out, having a few spare strings is a must. MF has the best selection and the best price and you can't beat the free shipping. And don't forget the email discount codes for an additional 15%...

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        You can never go wrong with Ernie ball strings

        By Dogman-TWQcW

        from Flagstaff, AZ

        Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

        Most of the top pro musicians use Ernie Ball and it is obvious why. They are the best and last the longest. I use the same set-up as David Gilmour, gauge wise 10, 12, 16, 28, 38 & 50. You can not buy those strings in a set. He uses Gibson which I have not been able to find in individual strings. Try this set-up on your guitar and you will know why he does.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Nice String

        By Axe Kicking Guitarist

        from New York

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Breaks Easy

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

        Great string. Good tone. Bends easily. My only complaint is that it can break on a 2 step bend. I have broken more than one this way. That is why I buy the 6 string pack of this size. I love the way the string plays though.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Always keep a few on hand

        By Florida Frank

        from Summerfield, Florida

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

            Sometimes an E string breaks and you need a spare.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Why waste another pack of strings?

            By 41685

            from Meridian, Idaho

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            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup

                Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                Not much to say, it's a back up string. While restringing my guitars, I've occasionally broken the smaller strings. These seem to be decent replacements so that I don't have to waste an entire package to replace the string. I bought extras in several different sizes. Glad these are available.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good strings, good price

                By 970harris

                from Omaha, NE

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                    I play blues and blues rock, and my go-to strings are the Ernie Ball Classic Nickel Rock n Roll (10-46's). I rarely break a string but, (as is the case with any other brand of strings I've tried), my top 3 strings wear out (their tone becomes dull, they fail to tune / intonate properly, and lose their feel) faster than the bottom 3. So I usually pull off the top 3 and replace them once before replacing the entire set. These plain steel strings, which are direct replacements for the plain steel (10 - 13 - 17) strings included in the Classic Nickel sets, are ideal for this purpose. They tune up, intontate, and stay in tune well, have good clear tone, and have a very supple feel to them. They are widely available and, purchased in 6 packs, are a good value as well.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Better to have to many than not enough

                    By 238798660

                    from Los Angeles

                    Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                    Had purchased a few packs of strings and had the high E string snap on me twice...
                    Normally I would go out and buy another pack just for the one string but now
                    that I can purchase a pack of single strings I'm set!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    what happened??

                    By peace2u

                    from NY

                    Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                    This was my go to string pack. I just used 4 strings in a row. the fist and last I put on unwound at the bridge before I even got it in tune! The other two lasted a few seconds of playing. If this was a gig it would be a massive FAILURE. Hope its just my pack.

                     
                    5.0

                    Sadly, no music store close by offers these single strings.

                    By Frontierkevin

                    from New Braunfels, Texas

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                      The music store in the one town doesn't offer individual strings. The music store in the town the other direction has recently closed up. So, thanks.

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent sellers!!!

                      By Do what

                      from North Carolina

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                      Fast delivery

                       
                      5.0

                      Quality Strings

                      By donC

                      from The Fort

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                        Glad to be able to get quality individual strings at a reasonable price.

                         
                        1.0

                        Wrong size strings

                        By Tom

                        from Rockville, IN

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                        Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                        I wanted .13 gauge strings. Not 6, .013 strings.

                         
                        5.0

                        Nickel Plain Single Guitar String

                        By J

                        from AL

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                        Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                        I USE THEM AS EXTRA STRINGS WHEN I BREAK THEM

                         
                        5.0

                        McNick's Musings

                        By Me

                        from santa ana, ca

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • Practicing

                          Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                          Have used them for many, many, many, many years.

                           
                          4.0

                          Great strings. Yes, I would buy again

                          By prokky4

                          from Ala.

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Backup

                            Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                            I use this gauge string on the E & B, because I do lots of bends and theses help take the stress off my fingers.

                             
                            5.0

                            great quality and deal

                            By crosby

                            from kronenwetter, wi

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                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup

                                Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                                good deal for the quantity of strings

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great Strings for a Great Price

                                By John

                                from Clearfield, PA

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                • Top of the line.

                                Best Uses

                                • Concerts
                                • Great for daily gig use

                                Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                                Been using them for years. Have used others that are good too but Ernie Ball are just reliable and so consistent that I have no reason to change.

                                 
                                5.0

                                THESE ARE YOUR STRINGS...!!

                                By Bobby Tee

                                from Falls Church VA

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                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Plain Single Guitar String:

                                  If you use the Ernie Ball Regular Slinky set (yellow package, 10s on top) then it's good to have these 17s in case your G-string breaks.

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