Ernie Ball 2225

670

String Set For Guitar

  • Extra slinky
  • Gauges: 008 - 011- 014-022 - 030-038
  • Material: Nickel-plated steel
  • Brilliant treble
  • Rich bass
available since May 2000
Item number 142368
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Gauge 008 - 038
Strength of the strings 0,008" – 0,038"
Material Steel, Nickel Plated
G-String Wound No
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Freshly sealed, an all-time classic!
Paul.G 16.09.2020
I have been using these gauge 8 strings for the past twenty years, and the packet that Thomann sent me are as good as any.

I recommend the lighter gauge to those that want more tonal control over their bends. Being very light, these strings allow for easy bends that might be less comfortable on thicker strings. I prefer a lighter touch, and these strings allow me to perform microtonal bends with high accuracy.

The thin nature of the bass strings also provide a much tighter low end, making crunchier sounds feel less muddy, and allow the guitar to ring out more, due to the lower tension.
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Best. Strings. Ever.
aoxomoxoa 06.03.2020
Tired of killing your hands trying to reach those higher bends?
Feel like there's something lacking in your bottom end?

BUY THESE STRINGS!

Best-kept secret of the 60's and '70s guitar gods. Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Chuck Berry... all these guys used 8's! Eddie Van Halen used 9's but tuned down a half step, the equivalent of 8's in standard tuning).

Other light gauge string aficionados: Zappa, Toni Iommi, Brian May, B.B. King, Frampton, Malmsteen, Vai, Satriani, Billy Gibbons... the list goes on.

Seriously, buy these strings.
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My definitive choice
Meco Jones 26.08.2014
These strings feature the lighter gauge in Ernie Ball's string catalogue, but show the same qualities of the heavier ones. Despite being really thin (the high E is only 008) they are loud enough to any kind of music, and the gauge is very well balanced from the first to the sixt string, allowing natural playing and good feel. Brilliant sounding, the quality of materials they're made of allows easy and almost extreme bending with no risk of break even with the thinner string: I think I broke just a couple in years, and I guess it was up to a sharp edged hole in the tuning key. Even after a long time, they never sound "muddy", they just sound "warmer". If you only care cleaning them with a cotton rag after every session (like any other set of strings) they will last very very long. Great value for the price.
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Ernie Ball has never failed me
nikreiman 19.01.2022
I've been playing Ernie Balls for years, and the quality has always remained consistently good. I appreciate that they haven't changed their formula in decades -- it's a product that is well-made with no "surprises" caused from a change in manufacturing process etc. The strings feel great, are very durable, and have a crisp and clear sound.
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