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Ernie Ball 2225

Ernie Ball 2225

String Set For Guitar

  • Extra slinky
  • Gauges: 008 - 011- 014-022 - 030-038
  • Material: Nickel-plated steel
  • Brilliant treble
  • Rich bass

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An interesting experiment with great results

David!, 11.04.2017
I bought these on a whim after reading about guys like Allan Holdsworth, Yngwie Malmsteen and Frank Zappa using ultra light strings. I have a few guitars with string gauges ranging from 11s to 9s so I thought why not try 8s??

I put these onto my Yamaha Pacifica (shameless plug for these great guitars haha) and I'm really enjoying the experience. They definitely have a different feel to 9s and you do need to use a lighter touch, but bending and legato are a dream (I'm able to do bends of up to 4 whole tones on the b and e, youch!)

So my advice would be simple - try em out! You might even like it
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Friendly to the fingers

07.04.2016
I bought those strings as an experiment,since I was looking for the softest acoustic strings I could find.

Sound:As you would expect from 8 gauge strings,Extra Slinky lack in volume.That could be acceptable in recording situations,but can prove problematic when playing live without the assistance of a pickup or transducer.
I firstly tried the strings on my normal size acoustic.In my ears the sound was thin and especially lacking in the low end.Suprisingly though,I got quite a nice,balanced result when I recorded some samples,placing the mic in such a way that captured quite a bit of the guitar body.
Then I tried the strings on my tenor guitar.I found the sound to be just fine,probably because of the smaller soundhole,the fact that tenor guitars lack the two lowest strings and the "bassy" character of my guitar.
What I also loved,is that those strings are really quite.You can change chords,slide and bend,with minimal finger noise.
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