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Ernie Ball Electric Guitar - Nickel Wound Medium Light, .012 - .054, 2206

Ernie Ball Electric Guitar - Nickel Wound Medium Light, .012 - .054, 2206
Manufacturer:
Ernie Ball
Manufacturer Part #:
2206
SKU:
EBL_2206
Price:
$5.14

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Ernie Ball Electric Guitar - Nickel Wound Medium Light, .012 - .054, 22065MikeNovember 2, 2011These sound great on my Gretsch. The plain strings are balanced well with the wound strings so they don't overpower them.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel

.012

 

2nd B

Plain Steel

.016

 

3rd G

Nickel Plated Steel Wound

.024

 

4th D

Nickel Plated Steel Wound

.032

 

5th A

Nickel Plated Steel Wound

.044

 

6th E

Nickel Plated Steel Wound

.054

 



 

Plain String

"Plain strings sound the higher pitch notes. Plain string is unwound. Made of specially tempered tin plated high carbon steel, but its shape is round, not hex. Used on electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, mandolins -- not classic guitars. One end has a brass grommet, called a ball, which is secured by a special lock twist. The ball is for attaching the string to an instrument.

Electric Strings

Wound strings sound the lower pitch notes. They consist of wrap wire lightly coiled around a core wire. Nickel plated steel, the most popular, produces a well balanced all around good sound. Stainless steel provides a brighter sound. Pure nickel, which some believe gives a richer, fuller sound.

Plain strings sound the higher pitch notes. They are made of a specially tempered high carbon steel wire. They are used as first, second, and often third strings.

Core Wire

Core wire is the center of a wound string. It is of specially tempered high carbon steel. The crosscut end view reveals a shape that is not round, but hex shaped. The points of the hex shape help hold the wrap wire securely in place. Hex core wire is used for the wound strings of both electric and acoustic guitars, banjos, and mandolins - but not classic guitars."

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