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Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings

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Ernie Ball 2215 Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Slinky Electric Guitar Strings are the perfect hybrid set for those who like thick bottom strings without sacrificing the ability to solo on smaller strings. Th... Click To Read More About This Product

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Ernie Ball 2215 Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Slinky Electric Guitar Strings are the perfect hybrid set for those who like thick bottom strings without sacrificing the ability to solo on smaller strings. 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: 10-13-17-30-42-52.

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    Ernie Ball2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings
     
    4.8

    (based on 58 reviews)

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    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good tone (12)
    • Consistent (7)
    • Well built / quality (5)

    Cons

    No Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (8)
    • Back-up (4)
    • Concerts (4)
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      • Experienced (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    I Love these strings

    These strings supply heavy low end and definite highs. The thickness of the strings are great. The 52 gauge 6th string is great for Drop-D, and it also gives normal tuning a nice...Read complete review

    These strings supply heavy low end and definite highs. The thickness of the strings are great. The 52 gauge 6th string is great for Drop-D, and it also gives normal tuning a nice low end crunch. I'm never going to buy another kind of strings, and if I do, it will be Ernie Ball. *A major Plus+--they're made in America.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Garbage

    Obviously anyone rating these high doesnt solo. A single bend on any high string throws them out of tune.

    Obviously anyone rating these high doesnt solo. A single bend on any high string throws them out of tune.

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    (29 of 32 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I Love these strings

    By theandrewlopez

    from Yukon, OK

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    These strings supply heavy low end and definite highs. The thickness of the strings are great. The 52 gauge 6th string is great for Drop-D, and it also gives normal tuning a nice low end crunch. I'm never going to buy another kind of strings, and if I do, it will be Ernie Ball. *A major Plus+--they're made in America.

    (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great strings!

    By Guitarslinger

    from Weeki Wachee, FL

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    I currently use these strings on my Yamaha Pacifica. They are incredible for downtuning, and even with a trem arm they stay in tune fairly well. I like the fact that the uppers are still thin enough to bend, and the thicker bottoms have great tone. I have also used Super Slinkys, Regular Slinkys, Not Even Slinkys, and D'Addario XLs. These are the best by far.

    (10 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    buy em

    By fallenarchtype

    from Visalia, CA

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    these are the best strings i've used by far, i play system of a down music, and there guitarist uses these strings to make a deep heavy riff, to a high pitched shredding sound, these are the strings, i use a line 6 amp, and a Digitech RP-350 effects pedal, and i own an ibanez iceman, and with a pair of these strings, i guarantee you that this is what your looking for if your into metal or hard rock

    (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I started using these ...

    By faceless92

    from Mia, FL

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    I started using these strings not too long ago, but they are definately my favorite. I used to play alot of metal and these were great for it, but now that i'm playing in a punk band i can't say I like them. I recommend for anyone who plays metal, but not for punk or some alternative.

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Best Strings I've Used

    By KaneIsRaw13

    from Philadelphia, PA

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    These Are definatly the best strings that I've ever used, I've used Alot of Ernie ball strings but these ones are awesome. The Top stringas are great for Power chords and heavy metal, and the bottom strings are great for soloing and shreding, If you play Heavy Metal, or even Alternative, Buy These.

    (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ernie

    By day

    from salt lake city

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    Still a fan-o-E. Ball slinkys after all of these years.....one could make their own top/heavy electric guitar strings from Ernie's special stash, but hey , its in a set so I bought them ! They truely cry out stretch me, bend me any way yoou want me , yet have that nice heavier stance for those power chords !!! Thanx Ernie...hey with a name like that you'ld have to expect the best !

    (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    What?!

    By Mike

    from Palmdale, CA

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    To all of those that say that these strings fall out of tune easily, what are you talking about? I put a newset on both my guitars about once a month and the only time I have to tune them is the start of my session, and mybe about halfway through if I play for over 3 hours, which I normally do. This is a great set, the heavy bottoms absolutely growl and the light top end screams in the solo department.

    (6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    If metal is for you, these strings are too!!

    By Frankie

    from Islip, New York

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    These strings are perfect! I play in a band and have these on all three of my guitars. They give you a great low end sound! Especially in dropped D and low tunings. Also, Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold uses these. So listen to him play, you can really shred with these!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for Heavy Music

    By KillWill

    from Palm Coast, Fl

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    These babies are great for metal and other heavier styles of music. Slap these monsters on your axe and you?ll be rockin? in no time. The make pinch harmonics crystal clear. The thick lows allow for those heavy chords waaaaaaaayyy down on the neck. If you play in drop D or metal/hardcore music you?ll love these. I use them for all of my rhythm stuff. Enjoy!

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    yay

    By anyonomus

    from Lawrenceville,GA

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    Thease are amazeing strings they can handle drop A with no problem at all and a nice tone to boot

    (3 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best ever

    By UNS

    from Powhatan, Va

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    i just got my guitar but i no when i hear good sound. i got my B.C. Rich used because it ltd edtion and the strings that wear on it wear about three years old and i got strings for free when i got my amp. ANYTHING FREE SUCKS. my friend had skiny top heavy bottom strings and i was at his house jamin'. I couldn't beleave how good they sounded. In comparison anything else just make inadiquit noise.

    (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    pretty cool

    By benner

    from mechanicsburg, PA

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    I bought these things yesterday and put them on my LP. It really is nice how you can bend but still get a killer shredding sound on the lows. However, there are drawbacks to them, the sound is good but not killer, and they are too big for the nuts on most guitars, it broke part of mine actually. All in all though, it was a very good idea from ernie ball, they are good quality strings, and they do their job, they just may be too big for some. If you play purely metal or hardcore though, these are the way to go.

    (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ernie Ball Skinny Top Heavy Bottom strings.

    By Malakianfan1993

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    Wow! These strings are the best strings i have ever played. I used to play Gibson standard strings. Now I thought i would change it up a little and go with the Ernie Balls. I love System of a Down and Daron malakian, eric Clapton, and Jimmy Page all use these strings. A must buy for a great guitarist!

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome.

    By Anonymous

    from El Toro, CA

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    I use these on my Ibanez Iceman IC400 and they're awesome. They're great if you play stuff like System of a Down, Godsmack, Disturbed, or Rammstein. But if you like to more rock orientated stuff like Pink Floyd, Weezer, or Springsteen, I suggest Super Slinky's. I have those on my Strat.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good all around rock strings

    By Steve Soria

    from Miami, FL

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    These are good all around rock string. Whether you strum or do riffs. It will sound good. They can handle from E standard/Drop D down to D-standard/Drop C no problem. To me, in D-standard/Drop C the skinny strings get a little too soft for my taste. But, some like them for that reason. A lot of people use these: Blink 182, Avenged Sevenfold, System of a down, Bullet for my valentine the list goes on. As you can see, they're more rooted for the metal head. But, I've used them for classic rock, alt. rock, punk n metal. I've liked them. Power chords sound fat, loud, and big as hell. They feel that way too. The skinny strings feel just like a normal guitar. So, soloing is no problem for me in any of those tunings. If you want to be able to play rock n metal on one guitar, they're a good choice.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great for Metal

    By Larissa Regis

    from Hemet California

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

    These strings are awesome! They create that thick chunky sound without your fingers having to struggle with a higher gauge.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Excellent!

    By EDE

    from Grand Rapids, MI

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    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

      Went to my local GC to get some D'Addario strings that I thought would work great for my heavy music style, wanted the medium top/heavy bottomed strings...but they were out of stock so these Ernie Ball's were recommended instead. I've never played EB's before, as I usually play GHS Guitar Boomers, but was looking to see if any other brands would work better for the low-end tone I was looking for. Well, I was pleasantly surprised with these Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom EB's. I'm able to drop tune to C or even B# without too much slack in the strings. And the plain high 10-17 gauged strings are great for tapping and solos. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for that low end action without sacrificing high end options!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great For HollowBody

      By Matty J.

      from San Marcos, CA.

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

          I tried using heavier sets on my hollow body (11's, 12's etc.) for jamming rockabilly and blues, and the fluid playability just wasn't there. And lighter strings (9's or 10's) just didn't have that fat bottom needed for the "true" hollow body tone, especially for rockabilly. I tried a set of these when I had my guitar professionally set up, and it was the perfect tone and playability I was looking for that particular guitar. They hold up to frequent playing and whammy dives as well. I've always used Ernie Ball strings for my guitars. I've tried others and always come back to E.B.'s; the best IMHO.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Strings, Last Long, Feel Great!

          By PorkPIEguy55

          from Cary, NC

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

          These strings feel great on your fingers and supply with you a very bold sound. These strings last much longer then any other strings I have ever used. They are cheap also! These strings are made by Ernie Ball which automatically tells you that they are garunteed to be GREAT!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          unique combination from a classic brand

          By S. Prasad

          from TX

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2215 Nickel Skinny Top/Heavy Bottom Electric Guitar Strings:

          This is my favorite ernie ball guage combination. the highs are thin enough not to sound muddy and the lows are thick enough not to sound choppy or buzzy. My only complaint is that the guage difference throws me off and that ernie ball strings can't be used on guitars with spring-loaded tremolos because their unbelieveable sustain causes a lot of interference harmonics in the bridge and springs. Great though on Les Pauls. They also sound good on acoustic guitars. I would definitely recommend this to a friend.

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