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Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings  

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Regular Slinky Electric Strings are Ernie Ball's top-selling set and are favored by many musicians around the globe. Regular Slinky wound strings are made from a nickel-plated, steel wire wrapped arou... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

Regular Slinky Electric Strings are Ernie Ball's top-selling set and are favored by many musicians around the globe. Regular Slinky wound strings are made from a 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 10-13-17-26-36-46.

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Ernie Ball2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.5

(based on 57 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (43)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (6)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
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    • Experienced (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Ernie Ball Regular Slinky

These are the only strings I will use. I have tried various brands of strings and most cost way more and still dont put out the quality of sound that these strings put out!...Read complete review

These are the only strings I will use. I have tried various brands of strings and most cost way more and still dont put out the quality of sound that these strings put out! These strings are also great for all different types of music.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I prefer super slinkys

I put these on my Epiphone Sheraton, and I found that the strings were too vibraty, specially with the open notes. I play a lot of Smiths/Johnny marr and Oasis, and saw...Read complete review

I put these on my Epiphone Sheraton, and I found that the strings were too vibraty, specially with the open notes. I play a lot of Smiths/Johnny marr and Oasis, and saw that JM and Noel gallagher use this string gauge. So I bought them, put them on, and I found that the strings I regular use, the .11 gauge super slinkies, were able to recreate their sound more accurately.

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(7 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Strings that wont let you down

By lamchopsuey

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

The best part about ernie ball strings is that they're really affordable. They last and feel good on my Strat. Always have a couple packs (just in case) to save the day when the infamous g-string breaks. I recommend buying more than one pack, they're cheap!

(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ernie Ball Regular Slinky

By MetalMan69

from Sioux Falls, SD

Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

These are the only strings I will use. I have tried various brands of strings and most cost way more and still dont put out the quality of sound that these strings put out! These strings are also great for all different types of music.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Straight and To-The-Point Review

By NilGuitar

from Bartlett, IL

Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

The 10 Gauge Ernie Ball Slinky strings are easy to play with. They bend as much I need them to, and they don't break. Alot of the big name bands use these strings, yet Ernie Ball keeps there prices very affordable. Good sustain, bright high end and resonant lows. They seem to sound exceptional on solid-body guitars.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings

By TheJoker428

from Miami, FL

Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Ernie Ball strings are the best guitar strings on the market. They last a long time and give your guitar a great sound. Eric Clapton uses these strings, and if it's good enough for old "Slowhand", there good enough for me.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing improvement in sound

By Rob M

from California

Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I have always replaced the strings on my Fender American Deluxe Strat with the factory recommended Fender Strings. I did a bit of research and selected these Slinky Strings for a try. What a difference... I should have ditched the Fender manual a long time ago. The guitar sounds noticeably better and the strings sustain forever compared to the Fender strings.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Amazing Strings...

By Techguy98

from Nebraska

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      I've tried D'Addario strings and others before, but they just wore out within a few months. These, however, continue to impress me with their quality. I don't plan on switching string brands in the future.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The best

      By Demonmonkeee

      from California

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      Since I started using Ernie ball strings, I've never considered using anything else. They Have a nice sound, and they are incredibly durable. I did a little experiment a while back, where i put 3 ernie ball strings (1st, 3rd, and 5th strings), and 3 non-ernie ball strings (2nd, 4th, and 6th strings), and left them like that for a few months with regular play of about an hour a day. Eventually the non ernie balls started falling apart as the winding wore down over the frets and began to fray. The Ernie balls were still perfect (I replaced them all anyway of course) and I havent questioned them since.

      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I've tried everything else, but always come back

      By Tweedledee

      from Chicago, IL

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      I've used every brand of string imaginable and I always come back to Ernie Ball Regular Slinkies. They provide the tone and feel that just seems right to me. Always go for the yellow package and you will never be led astray!

      (3 of 57 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      THESE STRINGS ARE HORRIBLE

      By dl

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      I bought them and when I get home I put them on my guitar. I tune them everything seems to be going fine. And on my first strum the last string snaps. I had to pay 8 bucks for them. Worst strings I've bought by far.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      <3

      By Hooper

      from Hamilton, Ohio

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      I have always bought these ernie balls, they are definately the best you can get for the price. 4$!!! I replace my strings for fun lol. Best you can get. Buy lots now!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best strings ever!

      By blacksabbathrocks

      from Wisconsin

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      Ernie Ball Strings are the best strings I have! They have really good tone and stay in tune very well. These are the only strings I will ever buy.

      (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Ernie Ball Regular Slinky

      By Mark

      from Alexandria, IN

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      I've been using these strings for about 6 years. They're on my Strat, and they'll be going on my recently purchased Dean EVO soon. The tuning issues and buzzing I've had is because my Strat is a cheap-o Squier. I've gone as long as a year without changing strings before, and these hold up very well. I've never had them rust on me, and they seldom break. Bottom line is, these are the only strings I use.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Strings

      By Keyworkcoca

      from Connecticut

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      I play metal and rock, mostly in drop d tuning and these strings are amazing. they are great for bending, harmonics, and are very tarnish resistance. they lose their tuning slightly after a a few dives but ive used DR's Fender's DiMarzio's and about every other strings and these sound the greatest, i will never use any other strings

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The Best Choice

      By Tanner

      from Orlando, FL

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      The best strings out there. Whether you're into more blues-y styles to heavy metal playing, these are the top strings to use. Very comfortable and versatile. Don't own a guitar without Ernie Ball strings!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfection

      By Dylan Alvarez

      from Niles, IL

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      These strings are just great.A lot of big time bands use these strings such as led zeppelin guns n roses metallica clapton santana and atleast 50 more! but the price is so cheap and the quality is perfect. great bends vibrato hammer on and pull of u can play any genre metal blues rock grunge etc. just stop reading this and buy these bad boys already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best you will find...

      By Richard Mantie

      from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      I have been a guitar player since the 70s and have always used these strings, I keep them on my Fenders, Les Pauls, and Epiphones and have no intention of changing brands! These will stay in tune GREAT for you, are bendable, and will withstand corrosion very well(if you maintain them with a string lube such as FastFret)I have played outdoor shows in the rain, snow, and all sorts of weather with these and found they will hold up great with a simple wipe off after playing and a coating of FastFret, and NOTHING is better in their price range! I get string companies sending me test strings all the time, and many are great, but much more expensive, so trust me and at least try a few sets, i bet you will always use them...

       
      5.0

      My go to strings for my Les Paul and arch top

      By Daniel

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      Great strings at a very reasonable price.

       
      3.0

      Would buy this product again.

      By Michael

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      Good

       
      5.0

      Would buy again

      By marshal

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

      Love slinky's it's all I use on my fenders, for some reason, I don't know why, I prefer D'addario's on my Gibson'.

       
      1.0

      Disappointed

      By David

      from Lockport,Illinois

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          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

          I went to put the strings on and they broke almost immediately.

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