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Ernie Ball Electric Guitar - Stainless Steel Super Slinky, .009 - .042, 2248

Ernie Ball Electric Guitar - Stainless Steel Super Slinky, .009 - .042, 2248
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By Barrie
Ernie Ball 9-42 Stainless Steel Strings
August 21, 2011
If you play a Fender Tele, these are the only strings that belong on that particular guitar. The sustain is excellent and they're made out of stainless steel, which is a much better choice as you don't want your fingers to start absorbing nickel, and if you play everday, your fingers WILL absorb the metal nickel. You might say the same thing about stainless steel but you'd be wrong. After all, they don't make surgical instruments out of nickel, they make them out of stainless steel. Buy these strings, they really are great.
By marco b.
Ernie Ball Electric Guitar - Stainless Steel Super Slinky
July 16, 2011
Excellent strings, no problem.






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Plain Steel



4th D

Stainless Steel Wound



5th A

Stainless Steel Wound



6th E

Stainless Steel Wound




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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