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Ernie Ball Electric Guitar Electric, Pure Nickel Wound, Regular Slinky, .010 - .046, 2251

Ernie Ball Electric Guitar Electric, Pure Nickel Wound, Regular Slinky, .010 - .046, 2251
Manufacturer:
Ernie Ball
Manufacturer Part #:
2251
SKU:
EBL_2251
Price:
$4.62

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Ernie Ball Electric Guitar Electric, Pure Nickel Wound, Regular Slinky, .010 - .046, 22515GordonMarch 16, 2011Nice tension, fairly soft feel and not twangy or metallic. A great warm rock string that also lasts quite a while, especially the wound strings. My favorite string and reasonably priced. I used to use GHS Nickel Classics (aka Eric Johnson sets) but the wound strings go dead and woody very quickly. Nickel is best and these are some of the best of the nickels.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel

.010

 

2nd B

Plain Steel

.013

 

3rd G

Plain Steel

.017

 

4th D

Pure Nickel Wound

.026

 

5th A

Pure Nickel Wound

.036

 

6th E

Pure Nickel Wound

.046

 



 

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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