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Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack

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Three-pack of Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings.Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings feature nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around tin... 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.
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Three-pack of Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings.
Gauges 10-13-17-26-36-46.

Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings feature nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around tin-plated, hex-shaped, steel core wire. Slinky strings provide vibrant, bright, lasting tone and reduce fret wear. This weight balances maximum response from your pickups with playability and bendability.

Ernie Ball replacement 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 Ball2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack
 
4.8

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (8)
  • Concerts (7)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Keep coming back

I keep coming back to these string... I've tried various other brands, DR, Dunlop, Dean Markley, etc., but I keep coming back to these. I've been using them for about...Read complete review

I keep coming back to these string... I've tried various other brands, DR, Dunlop, Dean Markley, etc., but I keep coming back to these. I've been using them for about 3 years now and have yet to break a single string. That's the main issue I have with every other string that I've tried. Within 1 to 2 weeks of re-stringing, with every other brand I've tried, I end up breaking at least one string and sometimes multiples. Sound is good and the tone lasts as long as any other that I've tried.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Well, they're strings anyway...........

They sound nice when you first get them on. However, when I used these strings they started to break and didn't even last for more than two months. The only reason I got...Read complete review

They sound nice when you first get them on. However, when I used these strings they started to break and didn't even last for more than two months. The only reason I got rid of my old ones was because they were just too worn, but they never broke. Do not buy these strings unless you intend on paying for another set soon.

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(34 of 34 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Keep coming back

By C. Peterson

from Pitman, NJ

Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

I keep coming back to these string... I've tried various other brands, DR, Dunlop, Dean Markley, etc., but I keep coming back to these. I've been using them for about 3 years now and have yet to break a single string. That's the main issue I have with every other string that I've tried. Within 1 to 2 weeks of re-stringing, with every other brand I've tried, I end up breaking at least one string and sometimes multiples. Sound is good and the tone lasts as long as any other that I've tried.

(29 of 31 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best mother pluckin' strings...

By 'Dullboy' Martin

from Warren, Michigan

Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

...I have been using EB 10's for years and years, and I have tried TONS of different strings. NO strings sound or play like EB's, straight outta the package. Great thumping low tones, ringin' highs, and barkin' mids. They are very durable, and the fresh tone lasts a long time. I play a lot of blues and rock, and these have been...and always WILL be the only strings I trust to give me my signature tone. Just look on the back of the package...there is a reason why all those axe wielders use Ernie Ball strings, people. Tried and true.

(21 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

your just plain ignorant if you dont play ernies

By Nick

from Chesterfield, VA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

ive used ernies ever since i started guitar 4 years ago.. nothing compares. once i tried a different brand, and once i hit the first bar chord, i hated them. so i quickly went back to eb. also, ive never broke an ernie string, not even ONCE! they last long, and are great for every type of music, ecspecially if you play metal. they give a nice crunchy, thrashy tone. i think ill be playing these for years and years to come

(17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Get these!

By AlexM

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

I've used different brand strings at different gauges, all with the same result. The first string would always break, or they didn't sound good. So I decided to try these and I couldn't be happier, not only do they sound great, but they feel great, and more importantly they have not broken. I"m now a Ernie Ball user for life. No matter what your style, what guitar you use. These strings are a must have.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I always buy these strings

By TwistedMonk

from Fresno calif

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All around player strings

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

    I have 22 guitars.
    I always buy these strings.
    They last well and sound good.
    Usually I like to get them in 10 packs when on sale.
    Not too heavy not too light.
    If you are learning or play a lot these are what you need.
    No gimmicks nothing fancy.
    just good strings no ripoff pricing

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Old Friends...

    By Carlton Buehrer

    from Longboat Key, FL

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

    Tried them all over the past ~40 years and many of them are really good. Seem to always come back to EB strings though - these in particular. Usually buy the 12 packs. Only the gauge I use has gone up from 8's to 10's. Price is always pretty much the same. I find them extremely dependable, harmonically outstanding, and they wear very well. I'll usually replace a full set every other stringing (usually twice a week) with the 10, 13, and 17's in between (which can be purchased in sets of 6 ea.). Use 'em on Strats, Teles, & LP's now, but many others in the past. Great strings, great store. Buy 'em!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Cheap, but reliable.

    By Seth Daugherty

    from Philippi, WV

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

    Awesome strings. Out of six sets I only broke one string. They have a great tone and sound sweet even without an amp.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Ernie ball strings and Guitar Center service

    By RMac

    from Florida

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    Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

    I never use other then Ernie Ball or shop any place but Guitar Center.If you want good service and people that will help you along the way.Staff is helpful and has the knowledge to keep you right.Their prices are fair.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome

    By Trav

    from Pulaski, NY

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    Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

    Awesome

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great Tone Quality

    By DBon

    from Iowa

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

        These strings have such a great tone. The thicker three strings sound so much better than many other strings I've used, and the thinnest three strings are still easy to bend for players who like to solo. I would highly recommend!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Advanced guitar player

        By Soul Reaper

        from Monroe, NC

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

          To all Ernie Ball users. As an advanced guitar player and I play mostly Jacksons, I have used the Ernie Ball and Ernie Ball Cobalts. I will say that, if you have any Floyd Rose adjustable bridges, I recommend you go no higher than a '10', if you attempt the '11', they will pull the bridge up. I primarily use either 52-10 or 46-10. If you do not have the adjustable bridges, you can use the '11'. These strings are great on Metal, Rock, Hardcore, Blues, Jazz, etc. However, everyone has their own prefs. Ernie's are THE way to go on metal or any other genre of metal that is out there and yes, they are great for about anything. You don't have to have special strings, if you rather pull on the strings and not use a tremolo, it would be recommended to use Slinky's. I highly recommend, after each time you practice or perform, simply use a string cleaner to keep your strings fresh, I would not recommend the treated strings, it doesn't last too long, that will only make the strings rust quicker. I hope this helps.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          great inexspenive strings

          By jason

          from cincinnati, ohio

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

          i love theses strings i have used them on gibsons,fenders, off brands and knock offs. i use them for practice mostly but i have them on my back up gig guitar. i spend about 100 dollars about 8 months ago buying different strings ghs, dean, and drs as well as a few others. i found these to be a great string for the money. i would say i prefer the eb classics to theses but being 2 dollars cheaper and lasting almost as long mean great value. i gig with the eb classic 10s but i practice with these do to the price and the fact i have yet to break a string unlike the d'arrios.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for a starter set!

          By Johnathan Parkerson

          from Boca Raton, FL

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

          If you've been playing for a while & have enough strength built up in your fingers, I'd reccommend going to power slinky to get a fatter tone (if that's what you like).

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          No sense in spending more

          By Robert Tonkinson

          from chattanooga tn

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

          These are more of a blues, classic rock, and country kind of string, so if you're into metal or harder rock, you may want to look at either a lighter or a heavier string; also depending on your guitar. But i think that the 10s are an all around good sounding string, they're reliable, and they're easy on the wallet.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Regular Slinky Not Stinky!

          By David

          from Monroe, NC

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

          My son uses these strings and the sound is really nice. They have a real bright "growl" to them. They strings come sealed in a pack very well...like they say on the back of the pack, you do sense that they are fresh. Even though Ernie Ball has been around for years, I have just started to use the bass strings myself and I have found them just as good. They have that bright punchy sound like hitting hard on piano keys. Oh yes and American Made! Can't beat that in my book.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great strings!

          By Aron

          from Ashland ky

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

          Great name, amazing tone, and good price. How could it be better?

           
          5.0

          Good tone, long life

          By Rex

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

          These are my regular strings for electric guitar and have been for 40 years. I am always satisfied with the tone and the long life.

           
          5.0

          Excelent

          By Sergio

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

          Excelent

           
          4.0

          I would buy them again.

          By Jayme

          from undisclosed

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          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

          Good strings.

           
          5.0

          Must buy

          By Benjamin

          from undisclosed

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack:

          I've used these for 10 years, amazing strings!!

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