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

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  • Made in California, U.S.A. Featuring the finest and freshest materials.
  • Played By Legends around the world including Slash, Jimmy Page, Metallica, Eric Clapton, and more...
  • Element Shield Packaging Prolongs string life and keeps strings as fresh as the day they were made
  • Recipes and Popular gauges created by industry icon Ernie Ball
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.1 x 4.5 inches ; 1.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0002PBS6I
  • Item model number: P02220
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #465 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

The World's # 1 Electric String, Ernie Ball Slinky Strings feature a nickel plated steel wire wrapped around tin plated hex shaped steel core wire. Ernie Ball Slinky Strings produce a vibrant and articulate tone that musicians around the world have grown to love. Plain strings are made of specially tempered tin plated high carbon steel. Gauges .011, .014, .018p, .028, .038, .048

Customer Reviews

They never break, they stay in tune after stretching, and they sound great.
Kodack
These strings are great for heavy rock sounds if your missing That heavy sound in your music buy these strings.
J.A.B Records
He says thses strings are strong and durable and projects a good sound quality.
Cheri

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

58 of 71 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 13 Ways And Counting on August 16, 2013
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These are perfect for c tuning and d tuning. I had trouble with lighter gauge strings sounding tinny when I wasn't in standard tuning. Now I get that perfect Avenged Sevenfold and Deftones sound. They take some getting used to but you will be able to really work the fretboard with these. They're great in standard tuning as well and will help build some hand strength. If your calluses are thick like mine it is nice to be able differentiate the strings by touch again.

Highly recommend these for anyone playing hard rock or metal guitar.
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3 of 4 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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5 of 7 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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3 of 4 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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By Alfonso Robledo on July 7, 2014
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very good
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By Ken on April 25, 2014
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I use these to play metal. That is it. I love the tone I get. I don't have a 600 dollar guitar. I have an old jackson with old jackson humbuckers. I have a boss me-30 pedal which allows you to fine tune your sound. It took me a while to get my sound but once I got it these were the only strings for me. I picked them up for only 3 dollars! At a guitar store I would have spent 8-10!
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