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Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings

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Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky Electric Strings are perfect for those who like to detune their instrument to lower tuning combinations. Metal fans worldwide have gravitated towards the Beefy Slinky set to g... Click To Read More About This Product

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Ernie Ball Beefy Slinky Electric Strings are perfect for those who like to detune their instrument to lower tuning combinations. Metal fans worldwide have gravitated towards the Beefy Slinky set to give their guitar the optimal gauge combination for Drop D & Drop C tuning. 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.

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Ernie Ball2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings
 
4.1

(based on 29 reviews)

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Some of the Best Strings Out There

I love very thing about these strings except for the plain 3rd string. I tune these down to B-standard and they play beautifully on my BC Rich Warlock. Over all one of my favorite...Read complete review

I love very thing about these strings except for the plain 3rd string. I tune these down to B-standard and they play beautifully on my BC Rich Warlock. Over all one of my favorite sets of strings!

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Good Strings

They have a nice tone. They stay tight and full. I used them to play in a metalcore band in Drop C and D standard. They stay pretty tight, but not too...Read complete review

They have a nice tone. They stay tight and full. I used them to play in a metalcore band in Drop C and D standard. They stay pretty tight, but not too tight. In my opinion, they have a better tone than skinny top heavy bottoms for rhythm in those tunings because they're not all loose n floppy unless u like that. They're not made to play in standard tuning. It says "optimal for detuning" for a reason. So, don't buy them for that unless u feel like it. I played rhythm and some leads in that band. No problems and felt good in either tuning. They sounded full throughout til they got too old like any other string lol. My only complaint was that the G string felt too tight compared to B and E plain strings, so the set felt unbalanced, and it was a little hard to get intonate. But, good for low tuned guitars.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Some of the Best Strings Out There

By C. Hardy of Predatory Mindset

from Winter Garden, FL

Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

I love very thing about these strings except for the plain 3rd string. I tune these down to B-standard and they play beautifully on my BC Rich Warlock. Over all one of my favorite sets of strings!

(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent strings

By jotrimble

from Milwaukee

Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

These strings can take a real beating in every tuning i've thrown at them. I had strated with regular slinkys and my friend gave me these. I slapped them on and couldn't believe how well the thick strings held drop tuning so well. It even held drop A like it was nothing. Very nice but if you don't like thick strings then don't get them. If you're into heavy drop tuning get these they're the best!

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Ernie Ball: Beefy Slinky

By MulletRocker505

from Salt Lake City, Utah

Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

Well if your into great tone, choose ernie ball strings. I wouldn't recommend this size to guitarist who love bend, vibrato, etc. because it's harder to do it on this size. Try Ernie Ball: Super Slinky. Some of the greatest guitarists in the world use Ernie Ball strings, I recommend them.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

c'mon guys....

By Nathaniel Gaffney

from Spartanburg, SC

Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

These are downright amazing strings, great for the metal player such as myself. But I must say something about some of the reviews on here. I couldn't help but shake my head and laugh when I read that some people bought them and said it made their fingers hurt. Seriously? These are strings for tuning down and whatnot, not standard, definitely not standard. Please read the product description before you buy, this will make you not sound like you don't know anything about guitar.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent strings for all styles of music!

By Mr.Whitetail05

from the U.S. of A.

Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

These are my favorite strings to put on my strat. They give very beefy tone and are excellent for detuned playing. They last very long and i have never had one break. Great for Stevie Ray Vaughan style stuff or really any blues, rock, country, metal or anything else you could think of. I have even used them on my acoustic!!

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Metal strings

By Spencer

from Lenoir, North Carolina

Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

Man all i can say is wow with these strings. The tone is very warm. I have these in drop b on my floyd rose and the are my strings of choice right now. I also have these in standard on my ibanez, They are pretty stiff in standard but if you want the tone you have to trade up for these.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome strings!

By Ryuu

from San Diego, California

Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

I used to use Ernie Ball Regular slinkies in drop tunings, and they didn't work out that well. But then I bought some of these and put them on my Ibanez GRX20L, and just WOW. The strings even take really low drop tunings like they're nothing. I wouldn't recommend these strings for standard, if you play standard, you should try Super Slinkies or Regular Slinkies. Even after detuning to something like Drop A#, then tuning up to Drop C, these strings are VERY durable.

(2 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

horrible

By lowpitch

from kernersville, north carolina

Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

i just bought some of these two days ago, and put them on yesterday. i cant play, whatsoever. i only like the tone, but i cant bend at all, i cant play as fast, even if i dont bend, im only 14, ive been playing for about 2 years, so im still developing my finger strength and skin strength, and it hurts pretty bad to play lead on these. they are pretty good for drop, but if you want some good lead strings, do not buy these. buy some super slinkies instead.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good drop tuning

By sEtH

from Connecticut

Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

These strings work realllly good for drop tuning and it gives u the crunch u want. gives really deep sound. the only bad thing is the G B and E strings are to thick. its hard to pull off and hammer on, and bend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Strings=Great Tone

By John Burns

from Stockton CA

Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

I put these strings on an old school Ibanez S-Series and these bad boys shred. Instantly added thickness to my tone and took it to a new level. They sound great when tuned down to Drop B. I have had these on my axe for two weeks with daily playing and they still sound great so they are durable as well.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best strings I've ever had

By Joe

from Reno

Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

I use them on Eb standard and D standard tuning. I used to play with Skinny Top Heavy Bottom strings, but with these ones there's no comparison. Sound is just amazing. I would recommend these strings for beginner, it may take some time to get used it.

 
1.0

Not for me!

By John

from undisclosed

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

They are Beefy for sure, thought I would give them a try and did, but they are just not my style! Returning them!

 
5.0

Great

By Johnny

from Ca

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

    These strings are great. I use them in standard tuning and no, they don't break the neck. They aren't all that thick, and the tension isn't at bad for standard tuning. I only had to adjust the relief a tiny bit. The g string is a little too thick but I can deal with it.

     
    4.0

    Useful for a lot of applications

    By Jay R.

    from Los Angeles, CA

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

        I use them in standard-tuning on a string-through setup. It works well because it's a Telecaster; I wouldn't do it on a bridge that isn't string-through, plus the individual saddle adjustment on the Fender-type hardtail bridge gives you a lot of options as far as setup. They have always seemed to me to produce a desirable sound and at those higher tensions, they can take a bluesy beating and bending while staying consistent. I've also played the Super-Slinky packs but I tried the thicker gauge years ago on a whim and have no complaints.

        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Eh...

        By Heiser 4292

        from Slatington,PA

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

        well, their good if you love down tuned guitars, but if you use them if your a standard kind of guy, do not but these strings. i own a squier strat and i tuned them standardly and my bridgewas higher up than when i used my hybrid slinkys that i broke. only buy these if you play down tuning alot.

         
        5.0

        BEEEEEEEEEFFFFYY!

        By brian

        from central ct

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

        I play in drop-C and they are pretty good at keeping tight. I don't like the "g" string... it's always out of tune on all of my guitars. Fine down low, up the neck is sharp. fine at 12th, open is flat. I wish they use a wound string instead of the plain. the bottom 3, which matter the most to me in my genre, hold up to the thoughest 32nd notes at 170 bpm. I break a lot of "a" strings when doing p/h squeels on 3rd and 5th frets. They usually last me a week of practice a couple hours a day before i either snapped one, or they start getting 'rusty'. When these are old, they get REAL dull. Have no tone or feel to them at all. Be sure to change often. But while they are on, they rock, and take some serious pick-hand abuse.

         
        5.0

        Great Strings

        By modernmetalman

        from Earth

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

        The first heavy tension strings I have ever used, and I loved them so much that I almost never play on my regular tuned guitar anymore. They keep the Drop B tuning very well on my Squier Stratocaster, and sound very good, despite my guitar usually sounding twangy.

         
        5.0

        best strings ever

        By Everardo Valencia

        from Orange cove, California

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

        I installed these strings 4 times on my epiphone junior model and never looked back! these strings handle drop tunings like nothing. i mostly play in drop C# n drop d and the strings sound excellent! they are so good i dont even throw away the used strings, i keep them. i definently recommend these strings! :p

         
        5.0

        Pretty Good

        By Samuel

        from Thayne, Wyoming

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

        So I got these cause I play a lot in drop tunings, and these are excellent for drop tuning. However, I wouldn't go lower than Drop C with these, if you want Drop B or even A then I would recommend trying something a little bigger.

        (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Good, if you're playing rhythm.

        By Giant Robot

        from Metamora, IL

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2627 Nickel Beefy Slinky Drop Tuning Electric Guitar Strings:

        Before I begin, I should tell you that you should NOT tune to standard E with these strings. Your guitar would be basically unplayable at that point, on account of the insane tension. You really should tune at least a whole step down. Anyway, here's my review. The first plain string (G string in standard tuning) sounds absolutely terrible. It just has the worst ringing/buzzing sound, and no sustain whatsoever. Probably because it's such a thick piece of plain steel. This string really should be wound; it would greatly improve the tone and feel of it. Overall, not a bad set if you're playing rhythm, but if you're going to be playing leads, avoid these at all costs.

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