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Ernie Ball Electric Guitar Electric, Pure Nickel Wound, Super Slinky, .009 - .042, 2253

Ernie Ball Electric Guitar Electric, Pure Nickel Wound, Super Slinky, .009 - .042, 2253
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33% Recommend this product (3 of 9 responses)
By John
Very Nice At Times
April 21, 2022
I have always played 10's but I'm trying out some 9's just for fun. It's different for sure.
I bought a few brands, this one among them. I was surprised by these. While they are still very new ( a couple of days) , they actually have a "thing" that they do, sort of a little extra tone thing in certain ranges. I would love to catch it on a recording, but that is doubtful. By the time they have been on the instrument long enough to stay in tune reliably, they sort of quit doing it.
I likely would have awarded a 5 star but they can be a bit shrill on really high notes. Admittedly, I am using a closed cabinet which throws curve balls at a lot of guitar noises, but I didn't hear it on the other "trial" strings, so, yeah - 4 stars.
Gratuitous comment, I am not finding good reasons (yet) to switch to 9's.
A hint of a signature tone when brand new Can be shrill on very high notes
By Rich D.
Whittier, CA
February 2, 2021
Super Slinky, .009 - .042 great price, fast shipping and A+ service. will do business again. I think I've been buying strings here for 20 years. All the Best, Rich
By Ray
Very Happy
April 1, 2020
This is the second time I’ve ordered from JustStrings and am very happy with the service. Ordering was easy and shipping is fast. No complaints.
Love these strings
January 18, 2011
I tried these strings for the first time and I will buy these from now on. I was using strings that cost 3 times more but I like these better. My guitar plays way better with these strings on it and they bend so easy I was over bending until I got the feel for them.
By Curt D.
Ernie ball Pure Nickel Strings
July 8, 2010
I really like the vintage tone. I also like the fact that the pure nickel strings don't damage my frets as much as the stainless steel strings I used to use.
By mathew w.
erin ball pure nickel wound super slinky
March 14, 2010
Ernie Ball Electric guitar pure nickel wound, super slinky 009-042 are great and sound even better.
By Rick
Ernie Ball super slinky
March 1, 2010
Yummy bends, gorgeous tone, Ernie Super Slinkeys are b-bad to the b-bone!
By mathew w.
pure nickel wound, super slinky
December 21, 2009
Great, and great price.
By Jim H.
November 20, 2009
The best guitar strings on the planet. These strings purr and growl, rather than scream like nickel-plated. They have a real bluesy back in the alley tone.

Bend like crazy and play as smooth as velvet.






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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