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Ernie Ball Electric Guitar Electric, Pure Nickel Wound, Power Slinky, .011 - .048, 2250

Ernie Ball Electric Guitar Electric, Pure Nickel Wound, Power Slinky, .011 - .048, 2250
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By SZ e.
Cape May
Heavier gauge
September 28, 2020
I have always loved Ernie Ball's pure nickel strings and have been playing .009s for years. Wanted to try a heavier gauge to see if it made a difference in the sound. Maybe noticed a slight change, but think I'll stick to the 9s.
Always consistent quality and sound. Pure nickel is easier on the frets. None.
By Don
Ernie Ball Pure Nickel Wound Strings
May 19, 2010
The best string for a Les Paul if you want that vintage sound.
By Scott
Rock n roll
March 28, 2010
Great strings, easy to bend to make my music sing.






1st E

Plain Steel



2nd B

Plain Steel



3rd G

Plain Steel



4th D

Pure Nickel Wound



5th A

Pure Nickel Wound



6th E

Pure Nickel 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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