Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings (10-46)

 
4.0

(12 reviews)

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Tone, playability, reliability and quality are what you look for in a good instrument. Why not demand these features from your strings? Ernie Ball strings are made from the finest materials so you get quality and consistency in every set. The specially tempered high carbon steel core wire's hexagonal shape ensures the wrap wire is securely held in place through the length of the string. Precision crafted Swiss brass ball ends are attached with a triple lock twist.  

Ernie Ball is the pioneer of Rock and Roll guitar strings. Since setting the industry standard for electric guitar strings, the list of Slinky users has grown to include the likes of Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai and Slash. If you like tone, you'll like Slinkys! 

Gauges: .010; .013; .017; .026; .036; .046

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Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings (10-46)
 
4.0

(based on 12 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (10)
  • Well built / quality (8)
  • Consistent (7)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (9)
  • Concerts (8)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (4), Professional musician (4)

Reviewed by 12 customers

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I have used these type strings for over 30 years.

By 

from Columbus, Ohio

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

    I play a lot of "Chitlin Circuit and Delta style blues, the Ernie Ball Slinkys allow me to bend notes over incredible number of octaves and not break. I love these strings!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great price! Nice strings! And best of all great c.s.!

    By 

    from Terre haute Indiana

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

      I just simply love samash

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great strings

      By 

      from Indianapolis IN

      About Me Experienced

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

      The same since forever. Smooth feel, warm balanced tone. Classic.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not for me

      By 

      from Beaufort SC

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Tone Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

          They have a strange dull sound! Does not sound like the EB strings that were out three years ago!

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great sound and Decent Lifespan

          By 

          from Tempe, AZ

          About Me Novice

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Price
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

            I have these strings on my Gibson Les Paul Studio Deluxe. The sound great and I have no complaints at all. They aren't quite as slick feeling as the coated Gibson strings that come from the factory but this isn't a big deal.

            I have some Ernie Ball Titanium strings to try out to see how they feel but wouldn't hesitate to buy these again.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Don't get these dude.

            By 

            from Nashville, TN

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Breaks Easy

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

            Well for X-Mas i got Fender Telecaster from my uncle and he gave me a pack of Peavey strings. I also got a pack of these Ernie Ball sets too. Well i put my Peaveys and had them for about 6 months!!! Finally one popped so i put the Ernie Balls on. They were only on for about 2 days and already had wear on them. Personally i wouldn't really recommend these unless you don't have alot of cash. Im not sure how much the Peaveys run for but those are amazing and Daddarios or what ever theyre called are good too and today i got some Fender Super Bullets from Sam Ash and i cant wait to put them on when the Ernie Balls break. Well sorry bout talking about other strings but those are what I like and i dont really think these Erny Balls are to realiable unless you can spend a few extra bucks. Boomers are good to for 6 bucks

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awesome

            By 

            from Lakewood,Ca

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

              I had Super Slinky strings before the regulars and i got to say these sound much better

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              11+ years and nothing has changed...

              By 

              from Tampa, FL

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

                I've been on more national tours than I care to mention. I have always used this same set of strings since I could remember. You normally get what you pay for but with these, you get way more than you bargain for. Reliability and durability are a must for me, anyone who has seen me live knows how abusive I am live to my guitars and strings. I can only use the best and I do, These exact strings.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                really great strings

                By 

                from Louisville, KY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

                  i just got a set today. i normally use dean markley, but the guy recomended me these ernie balls. and i'm glad he did. i was very happy with the sound and feel. they are really great strings.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Solid choice

                  By 

                  from Olympia, WA

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings (10-46):

                    One of my main guitars is a Carvin DC127. The C22 pickups can be a bit thin and bright and I never was really happy with their sound. The first time i tried a set of regular slinky's, I was literally blown away.
                    These strings give my Carvin the body and tone it was missing and have made it into one of my favorites.
                    They work equally well for rhythm and lead. Smooth, balanced chords, distinct lead that will cut through any mix without overpowering. (unless you want to)
                    The guitar always played nice and the slinky's take full use of that playability. You can bend them to the moon and they stay in tune. They hold up to a lot of abuse and last as long as can be expected from any set of professional strings.
                    I've been using these for about 7 years now and the quality has been consistent throughout that time. That's hundreds of sets of strings.

                    To the "pro" who bashed these as toneless and easily breakable, I suggest you have a shop check your bridge and nut. You may have a sharp edge.
                    Or perhaps you work for the competition??

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                    Model 2221 Regular Slinky
                    Warranty Info:

                    2221 Regular Slinky Electric Guitar Strings (10-46)

                    The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.