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Ernie Ball Electric Guitar - Stainless Steel Extra Slinky, .008 - .038, 2249

Ernie Ball Electric Guitar - Stainless Steel Extra Slinky, .008 - .038, 2249
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By kevWI
chimes like no other
October 22, 2016
I love anything Ernie Ball, it's all I use. These stainless are LOUD like church bells chiming, very clean sound. I am debating putting these on my tele and slinkys on the strat. Regardless of whether I use these regularly, you should try them before any other stainless.
By Gary T.
extra slinky strings
April 8, 2013
I use these on my electric and acoustic guitars. They have a great sound on both. I especially like the way they fret, makes playing much easier on the fingers and a more fluid sound when bending notes. I use the heavier guage strings for slide guitar.
By Kerry L.
SS Extra Slinky
November 9, 2010
Bought these to try the sound of stainless strings on my Strat. Too bright for my type of music-blues, classic rock.






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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