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


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Power Slinky, 11-48
  • 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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Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky Nickel Wound Set (11 - 48) + Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Nickel Wound Set (10 - 46) + Planet Waves Pro Winder String Winder and Cutter
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Size: Custom | Color: Power Slinky, 11-48
  • Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.1 x 4.5 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B0002PBS6I
  • Item model number: P02220
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (790 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,022 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 13, 2004

Product Description

Size: Custom | Color: Power Slinky, 11-48

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

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Customer Reviews

They stay in tune, last a long time, and sound great.
Guitar Player
Well these strings are great they are ideal for your string bending and Progressive/Metal playing!
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Quick service, it was the product I requested, and it's been doing very well for my guitar.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

67 of 74 people found the following review helpful By A. Thomas on May 27, 2008
Color Name: Super Slinky, 9-42Size Name: 1 Pack
My experience with guitar started in the 70s with a beat up acoustic my dad handed down to me. I was enthralled with the sounds of the guitar, but hated that giant hunk of junk. In the early 80s I got myself a job, tossed that pile of warped wood, and bought myself a Gibson electric. A friend quickly turned me on to GHS Boomers, which I used exclusively for probably 7-8 years. I had tried several other brands, but for me, the Boomers were the best.

Well, the 90s came around, and my musical taste changed from alt-rock to a heavier sound. My preference transitioned from Gibson guitars through Orange and Mesa/Boogie amps to Jackson guitars through Marshall amps. Due to budgetary constraints, I switched to Carvin strings -- they used to be incredibly affordable -- but "discovered" the Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings when a guitar tech friend of mine restrung one of my super-strats for me, and that was that.

So what do 'Slinkies' do?

1. Bend forever.
2. Quack on a Strat with the best of 'em!
3. NOT break when setting up a Floyd Rose.
4. Last for as long as you can stand rubbing the oxidation off of the higher strings.

Okay, you get the picture. In a nutshell, these are high-quality strings at an affordable price, delivering the best tone out there. Novice or pro; you won't be disappointed.
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193 of 228 people found the following review helpful By B. Stallings on May 29, 2006
Color Name: Super Slinky, 9-42Size Name: 1 Pack
Take this to heart. I have been playing for 16 years this Christmas. For the first seven years I experimented with different brands and gauges. These were the strings I settled on after all that experimentation and I have never looked back. Slinky 9's are ALL I have bought for the past nine years. There are two types of electric guitar strings: Expensive and cheap. NEVER buy cheap strings. They sound too bright and about one out of twenty will break when you wind them up. Expensive strings are a little more complicated. The durability factor is much better with expensive strings. About one out of eighty will break. The difference between the expensive brands is in the sound. Some are "tinny" or bright. Some sound like bass strings tuned way up. With that said, Ernie Ball Super Slinky 9's have what I call a "V" voicing. It's like they have a little equalizer built in set to a good rock setting. You know, boost the mids and highs and roll back the mids. THESE... are the only strings designed specifically for rock/metal/southern rock/progressive heavier jam bands/etc. Period.

Man... I sound like a commercial. It's because I am passionate about these strings.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By ANDRES M on May 10, 2010
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I just found my perfect set of strings, this hybrid have 3 heavy low strings for great rithym riffs.. and 3 thin slinkies for great solos.. i recomend them to any guitarrist who perform both rythm and soloing riffs.. quality is great, they last around 3 months for me with normal use (about 2-3 sessiones a week 2-3 hour long)..
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58 of 71 people found the following review helpful By BeeSee on August 4, 2009
Color Name: Power Slinky, 11-48Size Name: Custom
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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By matthew tyler deeringer on January 10, 2012
Color Name: Beefy Slinky, 11-54Size Name: Custom Verified Purchase
Hey folks, it's my first time using this set of strings I have to say; it's love at first riff. I put these on my 70's Fender stratocaster and they've got a very warm, deep tone to them. They provide an excellent range of tones as well, on the bridge pickup they can be very bright without getting too "twangy", perfect for rock and metal. On the neck pickup they are very mellow and warm sounding; perfect for blues or jazz. They sound great in just about any tuning from E, Drop D, and even Drop C and alternate tunings are fun; and because they're much thicker than the average string they're much more comfortable on your fingers and they bend like butter so you can play longer and have more fun! It's worth mentioning though that you'll most likely have to reset the bridge(raise the action) of your guitar to accomidate the brute girth of these strings as they may rub on your frets a bit and they also make it more difficult to harmonic on; put if you're an experienced player it shouldn't be a problem. Over all great set of strings; highly recommended.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By J. Ghione on April 19, 2010
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Heavy low strings for rhythm and crunch, lite high strings for soloing and brightness. Suprised Ernie Ball doesn't even provide a simple description as to the prupose of the HYBRID Slinky but that's what it is.
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