Ernie Ball 2225 Extra Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Strings

.008-.038 Custom Gauge Electric Guitar Strings, Nickel Wound, Extra Slinky
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Ernie Ball strings have been a top choice for players of all types since the early 1960s, when guitarists came into Ernie Ball's music store, customizing their string gauges to make their axes easier to play. After fruitless attempts to interest major guitar manufacturers in a lighter set of strings, Ernie Ball decided to start making his own. When you open a pack of his strings today, you know you're getting a quality set of strings designed to give you great tone, reliable performance, and long life. You can't go wrong when you string up with Ernie Ball strings!

Ernie Ball's Extra Slinky Blue electric guitar strings are made from nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around a tin-plated hex-shaped steel core wire. They offer a great balanced sound that's neither bright nor too dark.

Ernie Ball Extra Slinky Blue Electric Guitar Strings Features at a Glance:
  • Type: Electric, 6-string
  • .008, .011, .014, .024, .030, .038
  • Balanced sound
  • Tin-plated hex steel core
  • Nickel-plated steel wrap
Ernie Ball nickel wound strings make your electric guitar sound and play great!

Tech Specs

Guitar Type Electric
Number of Sets 1
Coated No
Gauges .008, .011, .014, .024, .030, .038
Core Material Steel
Winding Material Nickel-plated Steel
Winding Type Round Wound
Manufacturer Part Number P02225

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extra slinky

Been playing 9s for 45 years. Favorite style for me is Blues & Jazz in that order. Amazing strings giving effortless playability. Does require a lighter touch when hitting chords but not hard to get use to. Earnie Ball definitely my choice in Extra Slinky strings.

extra slinky strings

I am a seasoned player which means im an old rocker I have arthritis in joints using lighter quage strings makes playing less difficult and less painful in hands and fingers I know well the difference between the tone of light and heavier guage strings like most players I have a plethora of various electronic devices which allow me to sculpt my guitar tone these strings have a great sound and generally last a long time when I was younger I used 10's but with the tremendous advances in pedal capabilities we are able to find our personal sound with any guage strings its always a matter of personal preferance
Music background: i have been playing for 52 yrs

Great for People with Tendonitis

I needed lights strings to help avoid tendonitis. I liked D'Addario's XL130's...but the D string had such a wide vibration displacement that it caused fret buzz on my Les Paul. I checked all the neck and fret measurements, alignment and such, and all seemed normal. I was about ready to return the guitar within the 30 day window, when I thought of trying out the Extra Slinkys, as they are 8 11 14 22 30 38, and the XL130s are 8 10 15 21 30 38, so the Extra Slinkys were ever so slightly larger in diameter for the 4th string. It did the trick, for the fret buzz was now at a low level, comparable to the 5th and 6th strings (BTW, the thinner the strings, the wider they vibrate, increasing fret buzz).So I'm happy with the outcome. The downside is that they feel tighter than the D'Addario strings, so it seems to take more finger pressure to depress the 3 wound strings.
Music background: Beginning Guitarist
See also: Electric Strings, Ernie Ball, Ernie Ball Electric Guitar Strings