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Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Single Guitar Strings 3-Pack  .036 Gauge 3-Pack

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  • .064 Gauge 3-Pack

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  • .042 Gauge 3-Pack

    $3.99 Top Rated

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  • .046 Gauge 3-Pack

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  • .058 Gauge 3-Pack

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  • .018 Gauge 3-Pack

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  • .024 Gauge 3-Pack

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  • .026 Gauge 3-Pack

    $2.99 Top Rated

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  • .028 Gauge 3-Pack

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  • .032 Gauge 3-Pack

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  • .036 Gauge 3-Pack

    $2.99 Top Rated

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  • .038 Gauge 3-Pack

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  • .060 Gauge 3-Pack

    $3.99 Top Rated

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Ernie BallNickel Wound Single Guitar Strings 3-Pack
 
4.8

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (18)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (12)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Long life (9)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (11)
  • Concerts (10)
  • Back-up (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6), Professional musician (4), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Custom sets are the way to go

I played D'addario strings for the first 10 years I played guitar, then about 4 years ago I decided to take a shot at making a custom gauge set specifically for my guitar. Ernie...Read complete review

I played D'addario strings for the first 10 years I played guitar, then about 4 years ago I decided to take a shot at making a custom gauge set specifically for my guitar. Ernie ball strings are easier to find individually so I changed brands. I can't even begin to describe how much of a difference it makes having consistently ascending string tensions across the fretboard on my 7-string (~21 lbs at low end to ~13 lbs at high end) especially for fast players. Sweeps and arpeggios immediately feel more natural. My 7-string is currently tuned to drop G (d,A,F,C,g,D,G). With a 25.5" scale the best gauges are .010,.014,.019,.028,.039,.056, and .074 if you want a good middle ground between tight strings and bendability. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Limitations of Ernie Ball Strings

I tried to install an .026 Wound as a D string But THE STRING IS TOO SHORT--- That means of 21 strings purchased, the.018W , .024W ,.26W 032W 036W and.042W strings...Read complete review

I tried to install an .026 Wound as a D string But THE STRING IS TOO SHORT--- That means of 21 strings purchased, the.018W , .024W ,.26W 032W 036W and.042W strings can only
be used as LOW E or G. My Guitar is an Epiphone Emperor Regent with a frequensator tail piece. All of these strings are WORTHLESS. I'd like a refund.

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5.0

"BELL-RINGER"

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from Blue Ridge, Ga

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Single Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

    I have been opting for a lighter .020 Nickel-wound "G" string on the J160 rather than a .024. Have now gone to an even lighter .018 Ernie. That BeaTle "BELL" really rings out now, and yet, still will allow for some bending, (try it, you'll like it!). Thanx again M.F. for the "no-minimum" free shipping, this is a big "Thumbs-Up to us "PO-FOLK"! You guys ROCK! Gb bg

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    5.0

    Great Strings at a Low Price!!!

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    from Porterville, CA

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Single Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

      I use this brand on all my electric and acoustic guitars. I purchased these specifically for the 3 string cigar box slide-guitars I build. I have found that they perform the best of any that I have tried.

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      5.0

      Don't let the low price fool you...

      By 

      from Porterville, CA

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Single Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

        I use this brand on all my electric and acoustic guitars. I purchased these specifically for the 3 string cigar box slide-guitars I build. I have found that they perform the best of any that I have tried.

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        5.0

        These are the strings for me!!!

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        from Porterville, CA

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Single Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

          I use this brand on all my electric and acoustic guitars. I purchased these specifically for the 3 string cigar box slide-guitars I build. I have found that they perform the best of any that I have tried.

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          5.0

          Love these strings

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          from San Jose, CA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Single Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

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

            Coated strings are ok, but I find you always lose some tone with Electric Guitar and coated strings, specifically some shimmer. The regular Ernie Ball strings sound great and last a long time, especially if you clean the strings after each use with something like Fast Fret or another string cleaner.

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            5.0

            Ernie Ball Strings - Good thru the ages

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            from New York

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Single Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

              I started playing guitar as a kid in the 60's. Back then "the" string to use was Ernie Ball. I still insist they're the best. I know there are a lot more choices today but I figure if it ain't broke don't fix it.

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              5.0

              Ernie Ball Strings - Good thru the ages

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              from New York

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Single Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                I started playing guitar as a kid in the 60's. Back then "the" string to use was Ernie Ball. I still insist they're the best. I know there are a lot more choices today but I figure if it ain't broke don't fix it.

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                5.0

                Sound improvement!

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                from east tennessee

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                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Smooth Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • G-string Sanity
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Single Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                  Step one, buy a set of your favorite strings. Step two, replace the G string with a wound 18 from Ernie Ball. Step three, enjoy the sound! I use nickel wound 9's on my single coil strat. I use pure nickel on my humbucker strat copy-two of which are single coil size. Great improvement on both guitars. This wound string bends the same or easier than any string I've tried , from a 14 to 17 unwound, and is more comfortable on my fingers. If your tired of the dull, strange sound of your G string, give these a try.

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                  5.0

                  Ernie Ball is the one for me!

                  By 

                  from South Alabama

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Single Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                    Ernie ball has great tone, and keeps its intonation for the life of the string. Have not used anything else in at least 20 years.

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                    5.0

                    Custom sets are the way to go

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                    from Fort Collins, CO

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Recording

                      Comments about Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Single Guitar Strings 3-Pack:

                      I played D'addario strings for the first 10 years I played guitar, then about 4 years ago I decided to take a shot at making a custom gauge set specifically for my guitar. Ernie ball strings are easier to find individually so I changed brands. I can't even begin to describe how much of a difference it makes having consistently ascending string tensions across the fretboard on my 7-string (~21 lbs at low end to ~13 lbs at high end) especially for fast players. Sweeps and arpeggios immediately feel more natural. My 7-string is currently tuned to drop G (d,A,F,C,g,D,G). With a 25.5" scale the best gauges are .010,.014,.019,.028,.039,.056, and .074 if you want a good middle ground between tight strings and bendability. Give it a shot, you won't be disappointed.

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