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Ernie Ball Regular Slinky 2221 (10-46) Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings Standard


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The most popular Ernie Ball Slinky strings helped build the foundation for modern guitar playing.

Music & Arts is proud to offer the Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Nickel Wound electric guitar strings. These premium nickel-wound strings are engineered to produce a balanced, crisp tone that works for a variety of musical styles. The Regular Slinky gauge, with a medium bottom end and top end, provides flexibility and comfort for lead and rhythm playing. The nickel-plated steel wrap wire is precision-wound onto a steel hex core for maximum durability and sustain.

Versatile Tone for Any Genre

The Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings' balanced gauge and bright, clear tone suits rock, blues, jazz, country and metal. The nickel plating delivers a rich, warm midrange, while the steel core and wrap provide tight, punchy lows and silky, articulated highs. Combined, these elements create a versatile tone that cuts through a mix with clarity and authority. Guitarists who play a range of musical styles will appreciate the tonal flexibility of these premium strings.

Maximum Durability and Longevity

Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings are built to last, thanks to the highest-quality materials and precision manufacturing. The steel hex core is extremely resistant to stretching and warping, providing a stable base for the nickel-plated steel wrap wire. This nickel plating prevents corrosion and rust, allowing the strings to retain clarity and tone over long playing sessions. Overall, guitarists can expect a long playing life and minimal tuning issues from these durable, well-made strings.

Comfortable Feel and Playability

With a medium gauge range of .010 to .046, Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings have a comfortable playing feel for most guitarists. The balanced tension makes bending, sliding and fretting chords smooth and easy. Whether you prefer lighter or heavier strings, the Regular Slinky set is a versatile middle ground that provides ideal playability and tone for a range of playing techniques and preferences.


  • Nickel-plated steel strings
  • Gauge: .010 .013 .017 .026 .036 .046
  • Tapered design for maximum vibration
  • Made in the USA
  • Environmentally friendly packaging
  • Sealed airtight to preserve freshness
  • Balanced tension for great tone
  • Corrosion resistant
  • Flexible and long lasting
  • Compatible with most standard electric guitars

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