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Ernie Ball 2230 Nickel 12-String Slinky Electric Guitar Strings

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Gauges 8-8, 10-10, 14-8, 24w-11, 32-17, 40-22w

Green packaging. Ernie Ball Slinky 2230 guitar strings are made from pure nickel wire wrapped around tin-plated, hex-shaped, steel core wire. ... Read More

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Gauges 8-8, 10-10, 14-8, 24w-11, 32-17, 40-22w

Green packaging. Ernie Ball Slinky 2230 guitar strings are made from pure nickel wire wrapped around tin-plated, hex-shaped, steel core wire. Produces well-balanced, all-around good sound.

All Ernie Ball 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.

Will replace defective strings.

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I love these Strings


from Fredericksburg, VA.

I purchased these strings for my Dean Boca electric 12 string guitar. I wanted the thinnest strings I could find for two reasons. 1) for ease of playing after all 12 strings who wouldn't want it to play easy and 2) to get that jingle jangle Byrd's/Beatles sound. These strings give me both. I can play my 12 string all night long and my fingers don't hurt. Add a little compression and you have that sound of Roger McGuinn and George Harrison. I highly recommend if you're looking for strings that do what is mentioned above then get these strings. In fact I only use Ernie Ball Strings on all of my guitars. I own a Fender Tele, a Fender Strat and a Gibson Les Paul and wouldn't think of using any other brand of strings. I also want to mention what a great salesperson you have in the Fredericksburg store location. His name is Markus Berthold. The store maybe busy but even if Markus is waiting on more than one customer I still feel like I'm getting that individual attention. His recommendations are spot on and his musical instrument knowledge is never ending

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It's Really Good At Being What It Is. But ya have to be careful

By G. Marx

from Culver City, CA

The Ernie Ball Super Slinky 2230 set for 12-string guitars is really good at being a very light set of electric 12-strings on my '63 Rickenbacker reissue from 1990. The lightness of the strings makes them ideal for playing fast lead-licks that just plain sound better on a 12-string. If you're looking for a really durable string that can take some pounding and abuse, LOOK SOMEWHERE ELSE! ERNIE MAKES A HEAVIER SET! Look at the picture of the green package. No less than THREE of the high strings on this set are 8's! They don't take kindly to abuse and break easily. Especially if you're used to 10's or 11's! But... they play and bend easily if you're used to the heavier strings. They really sound terrific with the stock Rickenbacker pickups through a tube amp. Be nice to these strings (if you play with finger picks like Roger McGuinn, you should be fine) and they'll perform nicely for you for quite a while. If you use the Ernie Ball Power-Peg Battery Powered String Winder, be careful not to wind the 8's too fast or you're likely to break them. It's a variable-speed winder, so just take it easy with the speed button. Also, when changing to the new strings, when you're putting on those three 8's make sure you have plenty of string wound around the capstan of your tuning machines. Too little and they'll slip and go flat - and they do this much more easily than a heavier string would. Follow these precautions and you'll be pleasantly surprised at how easily your 12-string will play vs. the way it did with a heavier set of strings. I really like these strings and can't think of a reason to change to something else. They play better than anything else I've tried on the Rickenbacker.

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