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Ernie Ball 2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings

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Ernie Ball Extra Slinky Electric Strings are widely revered for their world-class tone. The wound strings are made from nickel-plated, steel wire wrapped around a hex-shaped steel core wire. The plain... 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

Ernie Ball Extra Slinky Electric Strings are widely revered for their world-class tone. 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: 8-11-14-22w-30-38.

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Will replace defective strings.


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Ernie Ball2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.0

(based on 12 reviews)

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The only strings you'll ever need...

After having played with Dean Markleys, D'Addario's, and other Ernie Ball products, I've come to the conclusion that these are the best strings I've ever played. I would like to review these in...Read complete review

After having played with Dean Markleys, D'Addario's, and other Ernie Ball products, I've come to the conclusion that these are the best strings I've ever played. I would like to review these in more detail, but all I can think of is one word- amazing. I will never play with any other strings, and I hope, for your sake, that you won't either.

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To Light go with .009 instead

I though these would be good for me to start playing, have not played in 15 years, but they bend WAY to easy and you will only use them for about 2 to 3...Read complete review

I though these would be good for me to start playing, have not played in 15 years, but they bend WAY to easy and you will only use them for about 2 to 3 weeks, I am already buying .009 and only had mine for 2 weeks. They also do not start the callus on the fingers very well.

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(16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The only strings you'll ever need...

By Mr. Mojo Risin

from Naples, FL

Comments about Ernie Ball 2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

After having played with Dean Markleys, D'Addario's, and other Ernie Ball products, I've come to the conclusion that these are the best strings I've ever played. I would like to review these in more detail, but all I can think of is one word- amazing. I will never play with any other strings, and I hope, for your sake, that you won't either.

(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Strings!!!

By Neko J.

from Cincinnati, OH

Comments about Ernie Ball 2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

These strings are great! They offer a fantastic tone and the most playability out of all the strings I've tried. I've played on D'Addarios, Fenders, and Ernie Ball's Regular Slinkies, but these strings are so thin, they make bending and soloing an absolute breeze. Lead and Rhythm playing alike is made effortless by these strings, and they last a very long time without breaking or needing to be changed.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

no words can describe

By eg723

from chicago

Comments about Ernie Ball 2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

i been playin for about five years, but ive been through em all, nothing compares to the extra slinky set, i put these on all my guitars, and on one certain guitar the strings haven't been changed since last year, i play every day, constantly, and these bad boys take all the abuse, bending multiple steps up, drop tuning, dive bombs, dry or humid, and the still stay in perfect tune, plus they still sing like canaries after all this time, i've compared lotsa strings to extra slinky, they dont even belong in the same sentence, get yourself about a dozen of these, and you will never put a different brand of strings on your guitar ever again.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Extra Slinky

By Adam

from United States

Comments about Ernie Ball 2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

These strings were the best strings I ever used and will be the only ones I use now. These strings are perfect for blues, soloing, bending, and about everything else. I even tried out finger tapping on these strings and it sounded great and it was very comfortable so these strings really are great for everything. And if you have a Les Paul, these strings are perfect for them. Buy these strings and you will not be sorry.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome strings

By guitarplayer1703

from brownstown MI

Comments about Ernie Ball 2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I've played with many different brands and none of them can hold a candle to these ones. not only do they sound absolutly amazing they outlast other strings too, and for being .8 gauge I thought that was amazing. I hope you feel the same way aobut these strings as I do. rock on...

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent strings:

By Papo

from Newark, NJ 07103

Comments about Ernie Ball 2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Well worth the five pesos. I'm not a master on guitar but I know what a guitar should sound like.I bought a PRS guitar and the strings it came with the guitar did not sound good enough for me. So, I went to Guitar Center and bought 2 sets of strings,one set of DR Extra 10 to 46 gauge. I was not happy with the sound. I put them in the garbage.Put on the other set this time it was D'Addario XL flat wound the low E was 52 gauge. They sound realy good but they are too hard to press so, it was hard on my finguers.So, went back to guitar center and bought two more sets. One D'Addario EXL 120 this one has gauges .009 to .042. And a set of Ernie Ball never heard of that one before but it was recomended by the sells guy.And I put these on first they are .08 to .38 in gauge they are thin. And what do you know.These strings sounds extremely nice and easy to press.Now, I'm a happy man.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great for begginers fingers

By zack sabbath

from front royal, virginia

Comments about Ernie Ball 2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

of couse as a begginer we all experiance some finger pain, but with it super light gauge these extra thin sting greatly cut down the pain. and not to metion the tone! the tone is just amazing perfect for that blues tone and every thing else. but don't think it just for begginer these are perfect for every one i mean come on it ernie ball, waht else can i say?

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Floppy Mess

By Mitzy Pinot

from Nashville, Tn

Comments about Ernie Ball 2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Advanced player, tried these out twice. Makes you play sloppier because the strings are all over the place, they're not "slinky" they're floppy. I like the .008 Blue Steels instead. Tried them out once been addicted to them since. They're easy on the tension, feel like silk and stay that way for a really long time. Hardly ever need lubricating. Try that instead. These ernies are yuck.

 
1.0

To Light go with .009 instead

By Austin

from VA

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

  • Bend WAY to easy

Best Uses

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I though these would be good for me to start playing, have not played in 15 years, but they bend WAY to easy and you will only use them for about 2 to 3 weeks, I am already buying .009 and only had mine for 2 weeks. They also do not start the callus on the fingers very well.

 
5.0

An easy to play string , bend easy. Sound as good as any .

By Clyde

from undisclosed

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Easy to bend . I have used these strings for years. They never let me down.

 
5.0

Stringing me Along

By Terry

from undisclosed

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

Great strings. They work well with my Telecaster Elite.

 
1.0

Won't Stay in Tune

By OC Brad

from Orange County

About Me Experienced

Comments about Ernie Ball 2225 Nickel Extra Slinky Electric Guitar Strings:

I wonder if all these other glowing reviews were written by professional review writers. The strings were OK for maybe a day (maybe not), then they would go way out of tune every few minutes or seconds. I've been using Super Slinky for years, but thought these might make my bends easier. They didn't, there was no noticeable difference. But my Super Slinkys stay in tune, and Extra Slinkys don't.

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