What Ernie Ball says about Regular Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings Review:
“Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings are made from nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around tin plated 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. Gauges .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046”
- String type: Electric guitar
- Plain strings: Tin-plated, high-carbon steel
- Wound string core: Hex-shaped, steel core wire
- Winding material: Nickel-plated steel
- Winding type: Round wound
- Coated: No
- Number of sets: 1
- Number of strings: 6
- Ernie Ball part number: 2221
What People Are Saying About It:
“I started learning how to play the guitar about 1 month ago. I was started off playing with the standard string that I got with my guitar. Even though I practice frequently, my fingers still hurt. I decided to do some research on how to fix my problem and one of the solutions was to get a different set of strings. The super slinky seemed to be the best for me so I bought it. After setting up the strings and doing a practice session, I can honestly say that it made a difference. The strings were a bit easier to play with and my fingers did not hurt as much. It is not a magic set of strings that will take away the finger pains for a beginner but it will definitely help, especially if you are buying it for a child.” – user Chris M comment on Amazon
“Good set of strings for a great price. Compared to other strings from D’addario, Gibson, and Elixer, these strings are a much better value since they are so cheap. However, in all the years that I have been playing, I have not once said, “man this guitar is great, what kind of strings are these?” Great guitars play and sound great, period, given of course that you are using at least decent strings. I know that every guitarist has their go-to strings, as do I (and the brands and styles vary across each of my guitars), but honestly strings are strings. These days, so much attention is paid to the manufacturing of these strings, that the quality and consistency is great across a number of different brands. Generally, I can’t tell much of a difference in tone, playability, or “slinky-ness” across brands. (I can hear the groans now) Hear me out though, if I want to change the tone, I will get a different string gauge, and this is the same for slinkyness. In the end, given 5 sets of top notch strings, I will pick the fresh set vs. a worn set 10 times out of 10.
Very cheap for 3 sets of strings, that means you can change more often, which in turn means that these strings will feel and sound better longer
I feel like they definitely last longer than say Gibson vintage strings, but most coated, modern strings will be comparable.
Strings are strings, and given a good set of strings, I would only base this recommendation on price and great value (5 stars for that). If you are just starting out, I recommend you try a number of different strings to find your preference, but usually in a pinch whatever my local shop has on hand has worked just fine.” – user Drew comment on Amazon
“I hear users complain about these strings sounding dull! That’s what’s so great about these strings. They sound like doo doo for the first day or so and then wwoooowwww… a dead string! I like a flat sounding string that’s broke in because that’s apart of the sound. Great tube amp with juicy tube recipe, great playing-sounding guitar, and skill that you can’t buy are your basic needs that are required for this great string that only the whose who use and need! If you want to be a Drug Store Cowboy trying to be a guitar king then here ya go.” user comment on MusiciansFriend.com
Gauges: .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046
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