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Ernie Ball 2245 Stainless Steel Power Slinky Strings

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The Slinkys that last longer.

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Ernie Ball 2245 Stainless Steel Power Slinky guitar strings are made from stainless-steel wire wrapped around tin-plated, hex-shaped steel core wire. Provide a brighter sound and extra string life.

All Ernie Ball strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance, and long life.

Ernie Ball is the pioneer of rock and roll guitar strings. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Slash are among the long list of Slinky players.


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    Ernie Ball2245 Stainless Steel Power Slinky Strings

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    By band.attic

    from OREGON

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    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong


    • Palm Mute Harmonics
    • Rough

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      Comments about Ernie Ball 2245 Stainless Steel Power Slinky Strings:

      Definitely different, and there are some trade offs - but cons are pros here in my opinion. First off, they are bright - but I would lean towards the precise in tone emphasis here. Unlike nickel, they are bright to start, but not muddy. I am generally the wait 3 days for tone to really open up guy. But with these, they are precise in their tone/bright in attack like nickels, but minus the early bright mud. One of the cons I feel with these strings, is they are definitely not slick out of the bag, so your fingers don't slide as easy - and also as a result your pick tends to grab more. But, this can be an advantage with the picking hand, because there is more of a tactile reference when scraping, or edge picking. You "feel" the attack. Now I am a death metal triplet power cord guy. The power cords sound like your plugged into a boutique compressor - the mid range really cuts through, and the humbuckers eat these things up. However, they do slightly under deliver when it comes to palm muted harmonics - they really mute, and it may take you time to adjust to this. Lastly, string reviews tend to irk me. Most breakage comes from those that don't know how to prepare a bridge for stringing - and set up has soooo much to do with your "opinion". If your strings are breaking at the bridge, clean with toothbrush after each change, and oil each saddle - I live in a very humid environment, and once I started prepping this way, my 3 week life span turned to months, and I am a chronic HARD down picker. I love Ernie Ball - usually play purple nickels. And your guitar/setup is so important when offering a knowledgeable review. So I play active EMG's on a Schecter Hellraiser with drop C tuning. Other than the rough feel, these things really cut through straight from the get go without all that nickel mud. Keep playing!!!

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      Stainless is good

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2245 Stainless Steel Power Slinky Strings:

      These strings are very brite and bitey, and probably a little louder than nickel/steel strings,they feel a little smoother too. I've had them about a month now and have been enjoying them.


      My "go to" set for recording

      By Peatnik

      from LA, CA

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        • Recording

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2245 Stainless Steel Power Slinky Strings:

        30 plus years of setting up valuable vintage electric guitars in the studio have led to these being the "go to" set. From '48 Teles and '54 Strats right down to '50s LPs and ES355s, almost any guitar you can imagine will go to tape (or hard drive) better with Stainless Steel Slinkys. I've done all the blindfold comparisons and, everything else being equal, they always come out on top.

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