Ernie Ball/Music Man Regular Slinkys

Made by Ernie Ball/Music Man

Description Regular Slinkys. 10-46 gauge.
Posted By John Schell (6102)
Directory Equipment: Strings
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Overall Rating: 4.1 (of 5)
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Member Reviews


On 5/6/2005, Vanja Zoric (30) posted:
Overall Rating:
Overall, I've been using Slinks for about 5 years now and have never been dissapointed. If treated properly, these babies will not let you down.
Price: $5.00 (new)
Where Obtained: many places
Features:
10 gauge
Sound Quality:
Been using these strings for all types of music ranging from delta blues to metal. always perform.
Durability:
The higher strings tend to wear and tear fairly quickly but this might be due to my own personal style of playing.
On 8/17/2004, Bill Bill (268) posted:
Overall Rating:
THese strings are cheap and reliable. I highly recommend these for and electric guitar.
Price: $5.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Music Box
Features:
These are standard gauge strings. Theyre ends have the normal ball to lock in place and have a long open end.
Sound Quality:
THese strings arent tough on your guitar so basically all types can be played. Except for types like Y'world. That might require a higher string than high E.
Durability:
This strings sound like new just about forever (to me at least) They stay in tune good, but you might have a problem if the tuners on your guitar are very loose. Theyre very hard to break, unless you're tuning it.
On 4/21/2004, Keith Deuser (2686) posted:
Overall Rating:
They are simply my favorite strings on the market today.
Price: $4.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Braswell Music
Features:
Um...they're strings. They vibrate and make sound.
Sound Quality:
Excellent. I've used other strings, but I always come back to Ernie Ball's.
Durability:
They seem to day A LITTLE faster than other strings. I have to change them about every 3-4 weeks
On 8/9/2002, Ryan Sequeira (7665) posted:
Overall Rating:
I love these strings...they sound good new, they sound good when they're worn in, and they last!
Price: $5.99 Canadian (new)
Where Obtained: Steve's Music Store
Features:
.10 - high e .13 - b .17 - g .26 - d .36 - a .46 - low e nickel wound, ball end electric guitar strings.
Sound Quality:
I play these on all my electrics, and I have been using them for the past 4 years. I would not use anything else. in fact, if I try to put on any other brand strings, they break before I'm even done. I play metal, hard rock, classic rock and some blues, and these strings perform very very well for all those styles.
Durability:
They last on my guitars at least two to three months before I have to replace them. I play for at least an hour and a half every day
On 5/28/2002, Tony Ventura (502) posted:
Overall Rating:
I chose these strings based on the recommendation of the salesman over at guitar center, told him I was breaking strings to frequently. I'm happy with these, like I said before, they do last longer than other strings Ive used.
Price: $30.00 (new)
Where Obtained: guitar center
Features:
These are your standard nickle wound strings which I have found to have a great sound at a good price. they seem to last a little longer than other strings of similar gauge, especially if you do a lot of bending.
Sound Quality:
I use these on a peavey t60, (an oldy but a goody, IMHO ) and play primarily in the blues style.
Durability:
They seem to stay in tune fairly well, but of course, thats all dependent on your playing style. I have found that some initial stretching after first tuning them in helps shorten the break in period.
On 2/20/2002, Roddy O'Hara (158) posted:
Overall Rating:
I normally use D'Addario exl110's which don't sound as good to start with and are less comfortable to play with, but last much longer, so I'll probably stick with them. would have given a 4 star rating if it wasn't for the awfull durability.
Features:
0.010 gauge, so just normal guitar strings, nothing special
Sound Quality:
Only used them once on a maverick F-2. Sounds great for rock soloing and light chord work, but not quite so excellent for heavy power chords.... but still good.
Durability:
Aaaarrrggghhhh! Terrible, not only do they loose the 'new' sound very quickly (a few hours of heavy playing), but after that they become very dead very quickly. If you can't be bothered to change strings every few weeks then don't use them.
On 2/18/2002, Craig Peterson (162) posted:
Overall Rating:
I've used d'addario strings and i think these are way better as in durability and ability to stay in tune well.
Price: $4.50 (new)
Where Obtained: Henri's Music
Features:
9-46 gauge, steel strings
Sound Quality:
These strings have a nice, thick fat sound. suited for any style of music
Durability:
These strings practically never break, they stay in tune well
On 6/8/2001, Steven Herod (47) posted:
Overall Rating:
These are by far the most playable strings on the market ....I switched to slinky 10 guage from GHS strings over 6 years ago and I would never go back.
Features:
Ernie Ball knew what they were doing when creating these monsters. Kudos. These strings practically play under your fingers.
Sound Quality:
I play these on a Ibanez through a Mesa Boogie half back cab ....all tube head .......the sound of these strings is phenom. Wheather you want neverending rings.......or are bending across the entire neck or just plain rockin out they are great.
Durability:
These strings can really take a beating ...I play the hell out of em. Punch em and they'll punch you back!
On 12/22/2000, Lisa Perusse (425) posted:
Overall Rating:
I am not a fan of ernie ball strings, i mean. they are cool. they have amazing pictures of the packages, and so many cool people play them, but they don't feel right. and that, if i'm not mistaken, would be the key element, no?
Price: $0.00 CAN (new)
Where Obtained: Steve's Music Store
Features:
I bought slinky's - 9s.... and i don't know .. they just didn't FEEL right. I shall stick to my d'addarios, thank you very much!
Sound Quality:
Didn't sound any different, but didn't FEEL right ... that's all.
Durability:
Took em off before they broke or died
On 12/2/2000, Carl Anderson (2230) posted:
Overall Rating:
These are good stings for a person who changes his/her strings very often. But if you dont change often, forget it.
Price: $8.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Store
Features:
I got the .010-whatever guage. Ball ends. Typical srtings.
Sound Quality:
These strings are good for pretty much any type of music. They sound pretty good.
Durability:
As the above reviwers said, these strings don't last long. They lose their brightness fast.
On 7/3/2000, KJ Leichman (1446) posted:
Overall Rating:
Overall, a good buy if you change strings often anyway. The feel and sound is quite good for the first dozen hours of playing or so, so if you're on tour and changing strings every night, they should be fine.

These are used by a lot of big-name artists (Jimmy Page, James Hetfield, Spinal Tap, etc.), so you're in good company if you like them.
Price: $3.43 (new)
Where Obtained: Stringitup.com
Features:
Regular nickel .010 gauge strings with ball ends. I'm not sure what other features a run-of-the-mill string can have.
Sound Quality:
I tried these on my Hamer kind-of-Strat-copy. The sound was nice while they were still in their infancy, but it got dull quickly.
Durability:
Yeah, right. These strings have to be changed very often if you want to keep them sounding bright. My guitar has a tendency to be unkind to strings, which doesn't really help matters.
On 7/3/2000, John Schell (6102) posted:
Overall Rating:
I like these strings. I'm going to keep using them despite the fact that they wear out quick. I like the way they bend and I like the way they sound.
Price: $5.00 (new)
Where Obtained: Musicland, Lake Grove
Features:
Regular strings. High e is 10, low E is 46. Made from Nickel. Have the little circle things on the end. I don't know what they're called but they don't look like fender bullets
Sound Quality:
I have a 70's reissue strat. That I play through a little practice amp at the moment. The sound is good. I think the amp might be taking something away from they way they should sound. I love the way these strings feel. I can bend notes up, down left and right with no problems.
Durability:
These strings don't last worth a damn. I have to change them one every 4 weeks. And thats pushing it! They discolor very quickly but I don't think that really affects the sound too much.