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Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings

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Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky electric strings are a perfect match for those who like the combination of Super and Regular Slinky guitar strings. Hybrid Slinky wound strings are made from nickel-plated, st... 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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Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky electric strings are a perfect match for those who like the combination of Super and Regular Slinky guitar strings. Hybrid Slinky wound strings are made from nickel-plated, steel wire wrapped around a hex-shaped steel core wire. Hybrid Slinky plain guitar strings are made of specially tempered, tin-plated, high-carbon steel, producing a well-balanced tone for your guitar.

All Ernie Ball guitar 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: 09-11-16-26-36-46.

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Ernie Ball2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (5)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (4)
  • Back-up (3)
  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

My New Favorites

I'd used GHS, D'Addario, and Dean Markley, and they'd all left me a little wanting. Finally, I figured I might as well try something new. I was attracted to these strings basically...Read complete review

I'd used GHS, D'Addario, and Dean Markley, and they'd all left me a little wanting. Finally, I figured I might as well try something new. I was attracted to these strings basically because of the guages, which I find to be perfect for comfort and playability, but then when I put them on my guitar I was blown away. I didn't know that strings can sustain like these did! They're not as trebly-sharp as D'Addarios, and not as dull sounding as GHS, but rather a happy medium that just sounds amazing. I've had this set on for about two months now, and they are still going strong. I mostly play in standard, but I'll occasionally drop D, and these strings have handled them both marvellously. Just out of curiosity, I even tuned to C# for some good ol' Sabbath, and the Balls took it beautifully. These are my new favorite strings.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Ernie Ball Hybrids suck.

I bought these strings today, and i put them on. After 5 hours of no playing, i went back to pick up my guitar, and started playing. Ten minutes after playing Free...Read complete review

I bought these strings today, and i put them on. After 5 hours of no playing, i went back to pick up my guitar, and started playing. Ten minutes after playing Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd, my strings broke. I used 0.10 gauge strings before and they never broke.

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(24 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My New Favorites

By MorpheusDuke

from Cincinnati

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I'd used GHS, D'Addario, and Dean Markley, and they'd all left me a little wanting. Finally, I figured I might as well try something new. I was attracted to these strings basically because of the guages, which I find to be perfect for comfort and playability, but then when I put them on my guitar I was blown away. I didn't know that strings can sustain like these did! They're not as trebly-sharp as D'Addarios, and not as dull sounding as GHS, but rather a happy medium that just sounds amazing. I've had this set on for about two months now, and they are still going strong. I mostly play in standard, but I'll occasionally drop D, and these strings have handled them both marvellously. Just out of curiosity, I even tuned to C# for some good ol' Sabbath, and the Balls took it beautifully. These are my new favorite strings.

(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect

By GibsonGuitarist

from Glendale, AZ

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

These are what I consider the perfect strings. The thicker low strings allow for strong power chords or whatever else is needed, and the high strings are just thin enough for easy bends for soloing. Not only that, but the strings are high enough quality that they will not snap in the middle of a crucial solo.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite strings

By Saul

from Fontana, CA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

My favorite strings by far. Love the gauges, not too think, not too thin. They sound great on my Texas Special Fat Strat or on my Les Paul Classic. They last a long time and don't loose there bite. Worth every penny!

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

If You Play Electric Blues, Go No Further

By MonkD

from Woodland Hills, CA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

These flexible cousins of the signature Slinky's by Ernie Ball are the perfect combination for blues picking and strumming. The light high strings bend from here to China, and the solid middles provide a rich strum. The light low strings are great for little-finger bends, but can deliver a throaty low when plucked. Before the Hybrids, we used to buy these strings individually and make our own sets. Ernie caught on and packaged them for us!!! Way to go, Ernie.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Perfect Fit

By Max

from Indianapolis, IN

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

When I went to go get new strings, I had one mission and it was to find the right strings for me. I had tried other brands and heavier gauged strings and I just had too much trouble with them. It's not that I couldn't play heavier gauged strings but I found it to be harder than it should be so I decided that higher gauged strings weren't for me. I first started playing with Super Slinky's and I loved the feel of them but they were just too light on the bottom strings. I went to another brand and I didn't like them because all their strings felt the same no matter the gauge size and I didn't like that. What I mean is that I never felt a difference in gauge between each string gauge size. I thought it was a bit unusual. I thought to myself that I had played Ernie Ball's in the past and I had no trouble with them and they sounded really good so I decided to go back to playing Ernie Ball's. I wanted strings that were a little bit higher gauged on the bottom strings for tight rhythmns but still kept it light like the super slinky's on the top strings for bending and flawless soloing. I looked into these and I decided to give them a try. I will NEVER consider buying any other strings. These are for me the Holy Grail of strings. They are the perfect fit for what I was looking for in the gauges and they sound so amazing! They enhanced my tone and made it so effortless to do fast rhythmns and especially soloing. It's so easy to do bends and do fast shredding no problem. If you are considering buying these strings, look no further. These strings will bring a smile to your face once you slap them on. Truly well built strings at a great price!

(2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky Strings Review

By DNAPPS

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

The Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky Strings are the best strings on the market for electric guitars. I play heavier music so I enjoy the top heavy and light bottom sound. My fingers also thank me to when I'm doing string bends. These strings have great tone and last a long time. I recently switched from Dean Markley to Ernie Ball because this gauge of strings better suits my style of heavy music.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Combination of heavy and light

By jotrimble

from Milwaukee

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

These strings have the low end of 10's for nice strong chords, yet the lighter strings are 9-gauge for easy bending and soloing. After about a month of use my b string broke but the sound was very nice while it lasted.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By Alex

from Manchester

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

These strings are great. With the proper care that ever guitar player should take, these will last a very long time. I play anything and everything and they sound good with anything. I play a Clapton Stratocaster and a Gibson Les Paul. These strings play perfect on both. Like any other types of strings you should wash your hands so that the oil doesn't eat away the strings hence the early breaking and unraveling.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

hybrid slinky

By dantel666

from Kent, WA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

ive been using these strings ever since i started out. after i needed to replace the stock strings on my Epi Les Paul i bought these strings and fell in love with the Ernie Ball Brand. They lasted along time, easy to bend and they weren't harsh on your fingers. i played these strings until about a few months ago. i decided to switch to Heavy top skinny bottom slinkys since Ive started to play a lot of drop tuned metal stuff. i would still recommend these to anyone though. overall worth all money i spent on these strings.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent Strings, Great Tone!

By Alan Stephenson

from Mebane, NC

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I have used these strings for about 7 years now, and I am completely happy with them. I use them on a PRS Custom 24 and a '71 Strat, and I get a fat tone that sound guys go out of their way to compliment. Playability is outstanding. I sweat profusely, so I put a new set on before every show. I bend, stretch, slide, and hammer them relentlessly with great confidence. I use extra heavy picks, so I know I'm beating them up, but they simply do not fail.

(1 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

EB Hybrids Suck!

By Wally the Wall

from Houston,TX

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Look I have played with these string for 2 years and I've tried almost all the slinkys I started out with the supers b/c my friend had them and moved on up to the not evens. but I bought 3 packs of these and not even a week after putting them on my top e string unravels in the middle of playing Friends by Joe Satriani What the hell! a few bends and boom! drops to a G. So i'am switching to D'addario, There cheaper and better than these. Good bye Ernie Ball your strings were grate but I trust your strings anymore.

(1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

hope there as good as they say

By John {guitarfreak98}

from pittsburgh, pa

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I baught these at my local guitar store and I hope they are awesome. I am going to put them on my epi lp standard which everybody i know never did. I bend and solo alot so they will turn out good for that because when I put new .010 strings on and bend them i brake them really, really fast so I went down a gauge. So hopefully I can play much better with them. P.S: If i get big I want an indorsement deal with ernie ball I own alot of there merchandise and I love it. :D :D :D :D :D

(1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Ernie Ball Hybrids suck.

By sg643

from Canada

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I bought these strings today, and i put them on. After 5 hours of no playing, i went back to pick up my guitar, and started playing. Ten minutes after playing Free Bird by Lynyrd Skynyrd, my strings broke. I used 0.10 gauge strings before and they never broke.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great strings

By David

from elmwood park, NJ

Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

these by far are probably the greatest strings i have ever used. 0 problems and very soft on your fingers i love them so much

 
5.0

I will definitely buy this again

By Maureen

from St.Louis MO

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

    I'm not an expert but I've tried many different times of strings but these ones are my favorite so far

     
    5.0

    THIS IS MY PREFERENCE OF STRING .THANK YOU FROM Tom!!!

    By NA

    from holland1949vet@gmail,com

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

    • Breaks Easy
    • Not Consistent

    Best Uses

    • Concerts

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

    I HAVE A CARVIN STEREO GUTIAR AND USED AS SUCH. FOR This GUITAR THESE HYBRID SLINKY FUNKY STINGS HAVE SUSTAINE PRESENCE AND OUT STANDING BOLD GUTSY AND ALL INCOMPESING SOUND. Thank You From Tom!!!

     
    5.0

    I will buy this product again

    By Stephanie

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

    Amazing strings and definitely will purchase more.

     
    5.0

    Guitar strings

    By Aly Brekhus

    from Havre Montana

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

        As always we have had a wonderful experience ordering product from your company. We will continue as you always have what my son is looking for and amazing customer service !! Thanks so much!!

         
        5.0

        2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings

        By Melinda

        from Kentucky

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

          Great string+

           
          5.0

          Perfect, reliable, great strings for guitar soloists!

          By Waters of March

          from Marietta, GA

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

            As a professional musician and songwriter, I have enjoyed using the super slinky hybrids over a decade on my Fender strat! I beautiful tone, they are great for recording, and are reliable and long lasting. The are super slinky and bend well, good for harmonics and are thicker on the top and skinny on the bottom. Awesome in all kinds of weather and performance gig conditions! A perfect fit for the beginner or experienced guitarist, they are very reasonably priced and the three pack is perfect for ordering online. I usually change out these strings once every month or two! Highly recommend!

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