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Ernie Ball Not Even Slinky Nickel Wound Set, .012 - .056
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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
- Ernie Ball strings are made from the finest materials so you get quality and consistency in every set
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Ernie Ball Slinky Strings
- Precision wound with Nickel Plated Steel
- High Carbon Steel hex core
- Rich Balanced Tone
- Signature Slinky Feel
- Element Shield Packaging
Ernie Ball Slinky Strings
The Original Since 1962.
For over 50 years, Ernie Ball Slinky electric guitar strings have been the favorite of musicians across the globe. Legendary artists from Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Jimmy Page, AC/DC, John Petrucci, Slash, Green Day and more. Ernie Ball's signature recipe consists of specific gauges and core to wrap ratios for balanced rich harmonics and that signature Slinky feel. Ernie Ball Slinky gauge combinations that today are industry standard, were pioneered by our founder Ernie Ball more than 50 years ago, helping shape the sound of rock n roll. Nickel Wound Slinky strings consist of nickel plated steel wrapped around a tin plated high carbon steel core for a balanced tone that compliments all guitar types and playing styles.
AC/DC's Angus Young plays Super Slinky 9-42.
The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards plays Regular Slinky 10-46.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Eric Clapton plays Regular Slinky 10-46.
Led Zeppelin's legendary guitarist Jimmy Page plays Super Slinky 9-42.
The Pioneers of Rock 'N Roll Guitar Strings
With the guitar-based rock revival of the 1960s, veteran player and guitar teacher Ernie Ball discovered players struggling to effectively hold down and bend the stiff heavy gauge strings of the time. In 1962 Ernie introduced Ernie Ball Slinky strings sets 10-46, re-defiining the way a string set felt, sounded, and most importantly gave guitarists the ability to use the guitar as a lead voice in popular music. Slinky strings pioneered the string gauges that virtually all string manufacturers use today and have set the industry standard for over half a century.
|Stainless Steel||Pure Nickel||Nickel Wound||Cobalt||M-Steel|
|Tone||Bright||Warm, Vintage||Classic, Balanced||Clear and Bright||Clear with Strong Lows|
|Output||Moderate/ Normal||Vintage/ Mild||Moderate/ Normal||High||Ultra-High|
|Wrap Wire||Stainless Steel||Pure Nickel||Nickel-plated Steel||Cobalt Alloy||Super Cobalt Alloy|
|Core Wire||High-carbon steel, hex core||High-carbon steel, hex core||High-carbon steel, hex core||High-carbon steel, hex core||M-Steel|
|Plain Strings||Standard||Standard||Standard||Standard||Black RPS|
Top Customer Reviews
If you don't like your guitar and it's strung with other strings, try these. Thanks EB!
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.
Man... I sound like a commercial. It's because I am passionate about these strings.
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!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While they may not be the best strings out there, they are sold at a pretty great price. If you're looking for something you and your wallet won't be disappointed in, look no... Read morePublished 2 hours ago by Kasey M.
I've been through numerous brands of strings and always managed to avoid Ernie Ball because it felt like so many people used them that it had to be too good to be true. Read morePublished 5 hours ago by Kurtis Karankov
A loyal customer of Ernie Ball! Nothing comes close to the exceptional quality of the product's strings.Published 1 day ago by Robin_Barwick
I really love these strings. Been a favorite of mine for many, many years.Published 2 days ago by Lisa G
As usual my go to strings I only use these and DDarrio XLs on my 20 guitars...these are my favorite strings and I use the others just to change up every few weeks, Super Slinkys... Read morePublished 5 days ago by William J. Camara