Ernie Ball 2252 Classic Hybrid Slinky Pure Nickel Electric Strings

Electric Guitar Strings, Hybrid Slinky, .009-.046
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The list of musicians who use Ernie Ball strings to make music reads like the who's who in contemporary music history. The story of the Slinky itself deserves its own place in rock and roll history. In the early 60s rock and roll guitar was exploding. More and more people came in to buy a set of guitar strings from Ernie Ball's music store, throwing away the sixth string, and then buying a banjo first string. This caused every string in the set to be much thinner. Ernie thought there should be a rock & roll string set packaged with these lighter gauges. "... I called (Fender) to explain my idea; and again, he reported back that Leo Fender wouldn't discuss it. Then I contacted the people at the Gibson guitar company and tried to talk them into making Rock & Roll strings, but they thought it was a lousy idea. OK; if you guys won't do it, then I really will! And that's how I came up with the first set of Slinky strings." All Ernie Ball strings share the classic simplicity, solid reliability, elegant function, and fair price that are synonymous with the name Ernie Ball.

These are Ernie's "Hybrid Slinky" strings. Made from pure nickel wire wrapped around tin plated hex shaped steel core wire. These guitar strings produce a warm rich tone.

Features:
Type: Electric, 6-String
Gauge: .009 .011 .016 .026 .036 .046

Tech Specs

Guitar Type Electric Guitar
Number of Sets 1
Coated No
Gauges .009, .011, .016, .026, .036, .046
Core Material Steel
Winding Material Nickel
Winding Type Round
Manufacturer Part Number P02252

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5/5

THE rock n roll guitar strings

I've used plenty of electric strings over my 46 years of playing, and whenever I deviate for a year or so, I always seem to come home to Ernie Ball. There's just no compromise. Sure, strings are strings and they all come from the same factories and all. But the hybrid set is where it's at for me. Beefier tone on the bottom with complete wailing away on the top end strings. And the nickel coatings makes my guitars sing. Like the guy before me said: I can't remember the last time I broke one of these strings...actually, I just did. I was playing a gig in 1985 with these and one broke. It probably was the guitar's fault...
Music background: Worship leader and gigging musician
4.5/5

These have been my go to brand and size for 15 years

Great sounding and feeling strings. Light small strings allow for easy bending. Heavier tops strings give you beefier tone. Can't remember the last time I broke a string.
Music background: Playing guitar for 35 years.
See also: Electric Strings, Ernie Ball, Ernie Ball Electric Guitar Strings