Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky String Set (11 – 48)

Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky String Set (11 – 48)

Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky String Set (11 - 48)

  • Gauges: 11-14-18p-28-38-48

Wound strings are made from nickel plated steel wire wrapped around tin plated hex shaped steel core wire. By far the most popular, produces well balanced all around good sound. Plain strings are made of specially tempered tin plated high carbon steel.

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2 thoughts on “Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky String Set (11 – 48)

  1. B. Stallings "Peanut"
    105 of 117 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Mandatory Read, May 29, 2006
    By 
    B. Stallings “Peanut” (Knoxville, TN) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    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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  2. BeeSee
    30 of 33 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Simple and Effective, August 4, 2009
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    BeeSee

    This review is from: Ernie Ball 2220 Power Slinky String Set (11 – 48) (Electronics)

    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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