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Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Wound Set (11 - 48)

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  • Made from nickel plated steel wire wrapped around tin plated hex shaped steel core wire
  • Produces well balanced all around good sound
  • Most popular electric guitar string alloy
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  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.2 x 4.5 inches ; 1.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0002PBS6I
  • Item model number: 2220
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #639 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

Wound strings are made from nickel plated steel wire wrapped around tin plated hex shaped steel core wire. By far the most popular, produces well balanced all around good sound. Plain strings are made of specially tempered tin plated high carbon steel. Gauges .011, .014, .018p, .028,.038, .048


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These strings have a deeper tone & a nice crunchy sustain.
T. Schmidt
He says thses strings are strong and durable and projects a good sound quality.
Cheri
Highly recommend these for anyone playing hard rock or metal guitar.
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54 of 65 people found the following review helpful By BeeSee on August 4, 2009
I've been playing the guitar for 20 years, and I've tried a lot of different strings. Across all of the different options that are available, I'm convinced that there are really two variables that control 95% of the sound:

1) String gauge. Suck it up and buy the 11's. You will *not* get the tone that heavy strings deliver with pedals, rack effects, or other widgets. Yes, you fingers will hurt if you've been playing .009's. No, you will not regret it once you get used to it.

2) String age. Change your strings when they start to sound bad. It's a pain, but even good technique and heavy strings can't make up for crusty, stretched-out, worn-out strings. Changing before every show is excessive. Use your ears; when the sparkle and crispness of new strings is gone, and the sound bothers you, then change your strings.

That being said, I use Ernie Ball Slinkys pretty much exclusively these days. They're reasonably cheap, sound great, and are found in pretty much any guitar shop anywhere in the world. What else could you ask for? Five stars!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel on August 8, 2013
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I play psychedelic rock and these strings give me a more heavy sound that ive been looking for. i usually use 9s but they were too high pitched for me so i ordered these to try them out and they are great. easy bending but i still prefer ernie ball cobalts because of their feel, but cobalts are more expensive. the seller did great with shipping. they arrived in four days and came with free picks
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kodack on January 5, 2014
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They were a little too much for the Squier Bullet I put them on, even with the truss rod maxed out they bowed the neck.

While I had em on though they played well and bent relatively easy for their thickness. More metal moving over a guitar pickup = hotter sound, more gain, and on a Stratocaster more glass and bell like tones.

I've used Ernie Ball's Slinky line of strings almost exclusively for decades. They never break, they stay in tune after stretching, and they sound great. Lots of harmonics make for a textured and musical sound.

Fun fact: Get yourself a mandrel for sizing rings and you can turn your old guitar strings into custom made jewlery. There is something to be said for giving a pretty ring that used to make a pretty sound RINGing out of your amplifier. :) A little silver lead free solder to hold several windings together and then buffed and they look excellent. :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Tyler Dancy on December 21, 2013
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What can I say about these strings that hasn't been said? I use them on my Strat and they sound great. 11s give me better tone than 10s. I play a lot and still only need to change them about once a month. And John Mayer uses them, so there's that.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ax on October 30, 2011
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I have been using ernie ball strings for a while, i had the bottom heavy, top thin set of strings before these. I wanted a heavier sound out of my strat, and bought these on a whim. They don't dissappoint. I thought the difference in being able to bend higher strings would be substantial. Not true. They feel just right, yet have a superb sound.

Best part, they're cheap. I've played with $20 strings and honestly I don't see myself ever buying those again. These strings are easily worth every penny.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Umberto Fonte on November 2, 2006
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I bought a three-pack set of Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Round Wound Electric Guitar Strings expecting they would last through a couple of shows thus being a good value for the money. Unfortunately these strings oxidize rapidly losing tone and response. All in all a medium string for the money. Although they are not as durable as other brands of similar quality they have one saving grace in that they can be used on both acoustic or electric guitars.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andy on October 11, 2008
I love these strings- they really helped me achieve a fuller, more resonant tone when I put them on! I cannot think of a better way to improve your sound for the price.
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I've been using Ernie Ball strings for over 20 years and they've never disappointed me. Nice, simple and inexpensive. Never had a defective string from them EVER!
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