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Ernie Ball Twelve String Electric Guitar - Nickel Wound 12 String Slinky, .008 - .040, 2230

Ernie Ball Twelve String Electric Guitar - Nickel Wound 12 String Slinky, .008 - .040, 2230
Manufacturer:
Ernie Ball
Manufacturer Part #:
2230
SKU:
EBL_2230
Price:
$8.73

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By Rick
January 9, 2016
Work On Octave-12
I needed strings for my Eastwood Mandocaster Ocatave-12. These fit the bill but I had to go with double plain 14's on the G because the 8 kept breaking.
By Rob
October 22, 2015
For the Rickenbacher 360-12!
Maybe it is heresy, but I found the large gauges recommended for the Rick to make the guitar almost unplayable. These solve the problem, handily. At this price, you can afford to experiment.
By Mike Morgan
February 17, 2013
Ernie Ball 12-String Super Slinky Electric
I use these strings on my Alvarez Acoustic. They have a very bright sound and are much easier to play than regular acoustic strings of the high string 9 sets. I've only used regular acoustic strings once and I was disappointed. These strings are rarely stocked at the music store and when they are, they are priced in the 10-15 dollar range. This is the best price you'll find anywhere. I usually order 4 sets when I order because they are so inexpensive.
By Mike
May 30, 2011
EB 12 string.008's
I use them on my Yamaha 12 string. Bright, crisp tone that doesn't go dead after a couple of weeks. The lighter gauge makes it easier to play.
By jim senn
March 1, 2010
strings
I mostly play 12 string. my electric is a "schecter 12 cs-h". It played great using 10's but it just didn't have a real bite to it. I've got 4 amps, but the one i use for playing out is a Marshall full stack. With the change-over to 8's I can get a wild McGuinn sound and a much wider sound range. I will be staying with ernie ball 8's.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel

.008

 

2nd E

Plain Steel

.008

 

3rd B

Plain Steel

.010

 

4th B

Plain Steel

.010

 

5th G

Plain Steel

.014

 

6th G

Plain Steel

.008 

 

7th D

Nickel Plated Steel Wound

.024

 

8th D

Plain Steel

.011

 

9th A

Nickel Plated Steel Wound

.032

 

10th A

Plain Steel

.017

 

11th E

Nickel Plated Steel Wound

.040

 

12th E

Nickel Plated Steel Wound

.022

 



 

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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