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Ernie Ball: The Colors of Rock 'N' Rollplay button

Ernie Ball: The Colors of Rock 'N' Roll

The Ernie Ball Slinky Story - Celebrating 60 Yearsplay button

The Ernie Ball Slinky Story - Celebrating 60 Years

Ernie Ball: String Alloys - Slinky Classic Rock N' Roll on the Cutlass HSSplay button

Ernie Ball: String Alloys - Slinky Classic Rock N' Roll on the Cutlass HSS

Ernie Ball: String Alloys - Slinky Classic Rock N' Roll on the Cutlass SSSplay button

Ernie Ball: String Alloys - Slinky Classic Rock N' Roll on the Cutlass SSS

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Made from pure nickel wrap over tin-plated steel hex cores, these strings produce a smooth, rounded tone with vintage character. Ernie Ball pioneered the rock guitar string and has been manufacturing strings to the highest standards for over 50 years to assure unparalleled consistency and performance. Legends like Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai and Slash choose Slinky strings for their tone and playability. The 2255 set offers an extra light gage perfect for players looking for easy bending, vibrato and fast play.

Pure Nickel Wrap Provides Unique Vintage Tone

The pure nickel wrap gives the 2255 set a warm, rounded tone with natural compression ideal for rock, blues and jazz. The nickel alloy reacts with the steel hex core to produce rich overtones and a musical quality not found in other materials. This tone shaped decades of rock music and continues to be sought after today for its full, balanced character.

Precision Manufacturing for Consistency and Longevity

Ernie Ball is obsessed with quality, precision manufacturing their strings to the tightest tolerances. They use the freshest, highest-quality materials and most technologically advanced winding equipment to produce strings with unmatched consistency and longevity. You can install a new set of 2255s and know exactly the tone and feel you'll achieve gig after gig.

Pioneer of Rock Guitar Strings

Ernie Ball pioneered the modern electric guitar string in the 1950s and has been the choice of legends ever since. Icons like Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai and Slash choose Slinky strings for their rich tone, versatility and playability. When you choose the 2255 set, you'll be joining the ranks of rock royalty.

Extra Light Gage for Expressive Playing

The 2255 set features gages from .008 to .038, an extra light gauge perfect for players looking for strings that bend and vibrate easily. The lighter construction makes it effortless to perform wide bends, expressive vibrato and fast solos. If you're looking to maximize playability and tonal responsiveness, the 2255 set is ideal.

Ernie Ball P02255 Extra Slinky Pure Nickel Wrap Electric Guitar Strings 8-38
Ernie Ball P02255 Extra Slinky Pure Nickel Wrap Electric Guitar Strings 8-38