Ernie Ball 2221
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Meh!
MyLittleEye 01.10.2021
For the price I consider them neither good nor bad.
In a way, they are my benchmark string but there are cheaper brands out there that I consider equally good. I can't fault them but then again neither do they excite me.
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Good sound, but too much breakage
Slam Tornado 17.02.2021
Now this may be specific to me and to my band mate, but we've been trying these out for some time and we're on the fence about these strings.
We both play fast Thrash Metal on guitars with floating tremolo bridges. These strings sound great, no doubt about that. But somehow they keep snapping. It's almost always the A string, sometimes the D string or the low E. Idk if this is specific to our play style and to the music genre, but this is a problem I never had with D'addario strings in the past for example, and since we both switched to the latter, the breakage problem mostly disappeared.
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Your regular guitar strings
Alhassan 22.06.2021
They work and get the job done, but don't feel like the best quality or whatever. I guess they are good for the price.
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Good classic rock strings.
Anonymous 11.02.2016
Ernie Ball Slinkies are probably the best selling guitar string in the world. Everyone I know of have learned to play using these.
The have a crisp quality ideal for rock guitar at a very good price. But that's about it.
Sadly, they tend to die and lose their tone quickly.
Of course they are cheap so you can replace them at a minimum cost but it's the year 2016 and getting a coated set (or equivalent) is a better idea.

The only reason to get them is if you' re on a budget or (for some reason) you' re getting them for free. Or if you don't care for anything better.
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Good sound for the price.
Adam7860 23.12.2013
Slinky are interesting strings, having in mind they are one of rare companies who have specially made strings for detuning. I have bought many of their products, including those made for detuning and these regular strings are cheap and affordable. But If I compare them to, say, Blue Steel, I can definitely hear and feel the difference. After some time playing Slinky, strings loose their tone a bit, and coating falls off from thiner strings, which irritates me a lot, but doesn't change the sound. So in the end, they are not so good quality and they don't last long.
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Ok but they break
Cezar 10.05.2013
These strings sound ok BUT only for a few days. Dirt easily get into the wound and they break easily. I don't really like the feeling at the hand these strings give me...
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