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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
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By Bubba
Compared to what I have
May 25, 2013
This strings are at the top of my list, however the new Dunlop NW 10's are very close. In time I'll have to choose whether they can hold up as well as the EB's.
By Gordon
Ernie Ball pure nickel wound slinky 2251
March 16, 2011
Nice 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.
By Chris
Pure vintage tone
October 3, 2010
I've played dozens of brands and styles of strings over the years. I'm sure we all have. And I've found that these strings give the best vintage tone of any I've tried. These strings are a perfect match for a Tele or Les Paul fitted with PAF's, running through a warmed up tube amp. If you're looking to shred, these might not be what you're looking for, but anyone playing straight rock and roll, Americana, blues, or anything in between will love the sound and the feel of these.






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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