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Ernie Ball Electric Guitar Electric, Pure Nickel Wound, Extra Slinky, .008 - .038, 2255

Ernie Ball Electric Guitar Electric, Pure Nickel Wound, Extra Slinky, .008 - .038, 2255
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By rj
the strings for me
March 2, 2020
these provide the sound and feel i prefer.
By Bruce C.
Smooth with a big sound
April 14, 2011
These were recommended by Dave at Stephens Design pickups for the vintage 59JP set I bought. I have never played such a light gauge set before and have been very impressed, they feel good and sound great. Suddenly anything is possible!!!
By Jim H.
Great strings
December 31, 2010
Best pure nickel strings on the planet Earth. They purr and growl, rather than shriek and yell like nickel plated. Easy to play--just like a warm knife thru butter. I am going to put nothing else on my Telecaster--a match made in heaven!
By randall
November 16, 2010
I only use these; nothing sounds better and the price and shipping time is great. Your service is the best I've ever dealt with.






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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