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Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings  

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Ernie Ball Power Slinky Electric Strings are a perfect match for those who like chunky rhythms for rock 'n' roll or for blues. Power Slinky strings have long been favored by Slash, Metallica, and Kenn... Click To Read More About This Product

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Ernie Ball Power Slinky Electric Strings are a perfect match for those who like chunky rhythms for rock 'n' roll or for blues. Power Slinky strings have long been favored by Slash, Metallica, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd due to their thicker gauge combination, providing a slightly more powerful tone.

Power Slinky wound strings are made from nickel-plated, steel wire wrapped around a hex-shaped steel core wire. Power Slinky 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: 11-14-18-28-38-48.

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Ernie Ball2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

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great strings

i used to use DR strings until i got some of these. i went to a local guitar shop looking for new strings, with ernie ball not even slinkies in mind. However, they...Read complete review

i used to use DR strings until i got some of these. i went to a local guitar shop looking for new strings, with ernie ball not even slinkies in mind. However, they didn't have those, so i got some of these, and I'm glad I did. They stay in tune great, i can tune my Washburn down to drop B and it'll stay in tune even if i bang the hell outof it during band practice. They're perfect for heavy, chunky riffs, shredding, or just jamming. Highly recommended!

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Cheap strings

These strings would probably be given 3 or 4 stars if my hands did not sweat when playing on them, I do not know what it is about these strings that do that, maybe...Read complete review

These strings would probably be given 3 or 4 stars if my hands did not sweat when playing on them, I do not know what it is about these strings that do that, maybe they need some sort of sweat protection coating or something. I know playing on them was extremely easy for me at first then after a day or two it was just downhill from there. I guess these strings are not for everyone....

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5.0

Best strings

By Gsus

from Homestead, FL

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

    Excellent versatile strings. Durable, strong, nice tones!

     
    5.0

    Good deal good price

    By James

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

    Both products work well

     
    4.0

    11-48

    By Jacob

    from undisclosed

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    Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

    I'm a gambler when It comes to strings, switching through out the different brands and gauge sizes. When I play in Eb I need something that's not going to flop around on the neck, gauge sizes are perfect. good product

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    My latest FAVE from Ernie Ball

    By UncleJimi

    from Ft. Pierce Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • right mix of sizes
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • shows

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

      Teena bought these for me - I wanted them after switching by accident and finding a better tune hold, feel & tone than my regular sliky choices. I can't say enough about ErnieBall products.

       
      5.0

      Great Strings for all styles

      By Josue Legaspi

      from Las Vegas, NV

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

      Since I have been playing guitar, i have been using slinkys. Ive used the regular slinkys, light slinkys, and the hybrid slinkys. But i wanted something heavier and the power slinkys were the answer. I can play them tuned at standard but still able to down tune 2 or 3 steps and still sound great.I play modern rock with some classic rock and blues and they get the job done. For me, average string life is about 2 or 3 months, but then, i do mess around alot with tuning modes and i also do alot of bending.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good solid Choice

      By Steve Soria

      from Miami, FL

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

      I also got these because i had read that Slash and Kirk Hammett use these. They're good. They make a les paul sound big in standard tuning. Also, they handle E-flat standard better than the 10 gauge regular slinkys or 9 gauge super slinkys. My only thing against these strings is that the and fat/low E string loosens up a little too much for my taste once you start playing at Drop D-flat or lower. But in drop D they're okay. As far as quality goes, they're good and last a good amount of time. I've broken one or two strings in my time. But, I play hard lol. They're good choice.

      (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Huge leap in tone over Regular Slinkys and others

      By Gordon

      from geneva, il

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

      I've been playing acoustic for years and recently got an electric about 3 months ago. I've been experimenting with different strings in this order: 1. Regular Slinkys (sounded and felt good but I had nothing to compare them to), 2. Elixir 10-46 (I thought these were terrible. The tone was simply dead. When not plugged in, they literally sounded nothing like the Slinkys and not really like a guitar at all), 3. GHS Boomers 10-46 (produced good tone but felt inconsistent from string to string and also had higher amplitude than slinkys that lead to fret buzz and unwanted need to raise action), 4. D'Addario EXL120 9-42 (I wanted to try both the brand and the lighter gauge. Good tone, feel, and consistency. But the tone was very light compared to the higher gauge. So much so that I wanted to try the Power Slinkys to see if the gauge difference would be as high going to the higher gauge), 5. Back to Regular Slinkys - great feel, tone, consistency, now I could go up to the Power Slinkys and do a direct comparison), 6. Power Slinkys - these are really quite incredible. It sounds like I just traded in my $300 guitar for one that is $1300 (amp too). The difference over the Regular Slinkys and all the rest is truly profound. The tone is so much richer and deeper. I think I found my string. Highest Recommendation.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      At least try them

      By Tyler

      from Palm COast, Florida

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

      I have to say these are great strings and every guitar player must at the least try these nickel wound beauties. The only thing I find imperfect with these is that they start to look gross the next day of usage but there are string cleaners nowadays so that's nothing. Change'em once a week and you'll be good

      (0 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Cheap strings

      By Shay

      from Arlington, Texas

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

      These strings would probably be given 3 or 4 stars if my hands did not sweat when playing on them, I do not know what it is about these strings that do that, maybe they need some sort of sweat protection coating or something. I know playing on them was extremely easy for me at first then after a day or two it was just downhill from there. I guess these strings are not for everyone....

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      it ernie ball? that all can say

      By zack sabath

      from front royal, virginia

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Electric Guitar Strings:

      i got these because i learned that slash and kirk hammett uses them so if it works for them, well than it works for me. they are amazing you can standard tune them drop tune them any thing you want. stay in tune well and the more powerful tone is great for metal. but still don't get me wrong, i play rock, blues, grunge, and raegge, so need less to say their versatile. and they don't break, just simply awesome

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