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Ernie Ball 2221 Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 10-46

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These Ernie Ball Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 10-46 hit the scene in the 70's(hence the sweet packaging) and have since established themselves as the industry standard for rock.

Artists like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, and Pete Townshend have relied on Ernie Ball strings in the studio recording and in live performances for over 40 years. -

Ernie Ball Nickel Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 10-46 offer a full, balanced midrange sound with a nickel plated steel wrap wire around a hex shaped steel core. The non-wound high carbon steel treble strings are put through a specially tempered tin plating process to balance out the guitar?s tone.

To guarantee consistency, maximal performance, and longevity, Ernie Ball maintains the highest quality control to exact specifications.

Regular Slinky .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046

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All Ernie Ball strings have hermetically sealed foil packaging that defends your strings from humidity, ensuring fresh tone as if they had been made just for you, right here in the USA. All insert labels are made from 100% recycled materials.

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96% Recommend this product (26 of 27 responses)
By Murray
Landsdale, Western Australia
April 4, 2019
Industry Standard
These are some of my favorite Strings for 25.5" scale guitars.
For those of us who have sweaty hands that tarnish stings and deaden the stings quickly, these have good durability for a non coated string.
By Georgios
September 25, 2018
Awesome Strings
I use Regular Slinky 10-46 on all my guitars for years and they always sound and feel great!!!
By Charles
Hartland, NB
September 6, 2017
Great string at a bargain price
I'm not sure if there are better strings made for this kind of money. I was using Elixir for years...great strings but more costly. Tonally I've found both strings are very similar. Yes the Elixirs will last longer but not enough the justify the cost difference.
ProsGreat tone and balance
Consas they age they can leave a dark corrosion residue on finger tips which is common with non-coated strings. Just need to clean the strings more often to avoid this.
By Mark
Sydney Australia
May 12, 2017
Packing issues
I bought a 12 pack of 10 to 46 strings, they sound good and the price is right. Largely I'd recommend these strings to anyone.

However nothing is perfect and the issue had with the packaging was as time went by I found the plain strings had rust/corrosion spots on them. I still used them of course but I wouldn't buy 12 packs again because of the corrosion issue.
ProsGood price and they sound good.
ConsPackaging isn't airtight so the strings will corrode and rust. Don't buy bulk.
By Denis
April 7, 2017
Number one
Good sound, long life, never betray)
By Fernando
Newcastle, New South Wales
February 28, 2017
Bread and Butter for guitarists!
Apart from this been an amazing product, Strings and beyond have made it so easy and accessible for me to buy for my babies (guitars) Even all the way accross the globe to Australia!
By Marc-Antoine
Sherbrooke, QC
December 5, 2016
Nice strings!
Perfect tone for my guitar. It stays in tune easily. Love them!
By Guy
kokhav michael, israel
November 11, 2016
great item, even better price!
great item an price!!
By Adam
Gatineau, Quebec
September 14, 2016
My go to for years
I have used these strings for several years. I usually tune down 1/2 and they feel great.
By Skulltower
August 10, 2016
Slinkys rock.
I've used these strings for decades.
They are consistent and sound awesome.
ProsTone Consistent quality Cheap
ConsAge quickly
By Yuriy
Moscow, Russia
August 6, 2016
Good strings and excellent service!
Excellent, bright sound. Excellent stretch!
By David Chavez
July 1, 2016
Best for Stratocaster
I love these on my Stratocaster
By Josh
Franklin , Pennsylvania
June 27, 2016
Great strings, better service
As one can expect Ernie Ball strings are awesome. The service is even better. I found my lifetime strings and accessories supplier.
ProsAll the above
ConsStore isn't located in PA
By Peter Fulton
Victoria. Australia
June 16, 2016
I can rely on these great strings.
By Maxime
Pointe-Calumet, Québec
June 9, 2016
Perfect, clean and fast
By Derek
February 16, 2016
Super reliable strings
Pretty much the best strings I've tried
Although the rust quickly (probably my sweaty hands), they still play super great, and they are nice and cheap. I would choose these over other string brands any day
ProsCheap Sounds good Plays well
ConsRusts quickly (Maybe my sweat/ not caring for strings etc.)
By Ivan
Moscow, Russia
September 24, 2015
One of the best and cheap strings
Great quality only for $3.99! Always use this strings on my Gibson Explorer, very good sound and last for a long time.
Proscheap, only $3.99 very good quality sounds good for a long time
By Cesar
Concepcion, Chile
July 23, 2015
Best strings for the money
Ernie Ball are the best strings for the money. Sure there are better strings, like thomastik or DR for specific types of music or certain tones, but ernie ball have a great overall tone and they last longer than others in this price range.
ProsTone Price useful life
By Joseph Price -
Caulfield South, Victoria
July 21, 2015
Great for heavier picking style players
These strings have a thicker Core to Wrap ratio than most pther brands.

This means the string doesnt vibrate in as wide and arc and it allows you to hit a bit harder without buzz.

ProsA tight bass response that is quite 'Modern'. Players who like a bright and tight bass will love them.
ConsNot so good for those seeking old school warm 70s tones
By Felipe Aranha
May 19, 2015
The best strings in the world IMHO
Awesome tone, slinky feel, ISANE cost-benefit....
That's why Ernie Ball is considered by many (me included) the BEST strings on the planet!
Pros- Awesome bright tone and sustain - The most slinky and comfortable strings ou there - Very good cost-benefit
Cons- The could last longer

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