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3-Pack Ernie Ball Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings (Various) Expired

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Amazon has select 3-Pack Ernie Ball Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings (Various) on sale for $13.99. Shipping is free w/ Prime or on $35+ orders.

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Available:Musician's Friend also has select 3-Pack Ernie Ball Slinky Nickel Wound Electric Guitar Strings (Various) on sale for $13.99. Shipping is free.

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Amazon has almost all gauges of Ernie Ball Slinky for $13.99 (ships free with prime)

Musicians Friend also has them for $13.99 (ships free)
https://www.musiciansfriend.com/a...ngs-3-pack

https://www.amazon.com/Ernie-Ball...00CAV0TRQ/
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Model: Ernie Ball 3221 Nickel Slinky Electric Guitar Strings 3-Pack

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If you have a Fender and you want to match the factory gauge, you can find it on the Fender page for each specific model under "Specs". It's worth checking, because some models (like my Nashville Players Plus) ship with a 9-46 hybrid set (also on sale, called "Hybrid Slinky").

Regarding the price, most retailers have these at the same sale price right now, so if you have rewards or a credit with a different store, it's worth checking (I know Sweetwater and Guitar Center both have this price).

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04-11-2024 at 08:59 AM.
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Definitely a slick deal. Had to find the Super Slinky strings (9-42) I prefer, but the 3-pack is $13.99. After applying $8 in rewards, it was $7.14 with free shipping. Thanks, OP.
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04-11-2024 at 09:03 AM.
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Quote from GeekPriest :
Definitely a slick deal. Had to find the Super Slinky strings (9-42) I prefer, but the 3-pack is $13.99. After applying $8 in rewards, it was $7.14 with free shipping. Thanks, OP.

What's a good string for a beginner?
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04-11-2024 at 09:05 AM.
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What's a good string for a beginner?
I'd say 9-42 Super Slinky is a good choice. On a Gibson-scale guitar (24.75"), you might consider 10-46 (Regular Slinky, the green pack in the OP). But I still prefer the lighter gauge. Easier to fret. Easier to bend. You can go even lighter (to 8 or 9 on the high string), but I'd only do that on 25.5" or longer scale guitars.
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04-11-2024 at 09:19 AM.
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Quote from GeekPriest :
I'd say 9-42 Super Slinky is a good choice. On a Gibson-scale guitar (24.75"), you might consider 10-46 (Regular Slinky, the green pack in the OP). But I still prefer the lighter gauge. Easier to fret. Easier to bend. You can go even lighter (to 8 or 9 on the high string), but I'd only do that on 25.5" or longer scale guitars.
Rare case to note, some guitars you'd need to have the neck angle changed if you change gauges, if the truss rod can't even it out or in the case of a strat adjust the bridge tension. More prevalent in acoustics than electric I'd think.

Love 9s on most electrics myself, unless I'm going drop tunings mostly with it I might go 10s for like a guitar that's in Drop C Smilie
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Rare case to note, some guitars you'd need to have the neck angle changed if you change gauges, if the truss rod can't even it out or in the case of a strat adjust the bridge tension. More prevalent in acoustics than electric I'd think.

Love 9s on most electrics myself, unless I'm going drop tunings mostly with it I might go 10s for like a guitar that's in Drop C https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...lies/smile.gif
No argument on those points. He said beginner, so I figured on standard tuning.
Any guitar with a floating bridge (like a Strat) will need to use a consistent string tension or be prepared to re-adjust the bridge. Going to a heavier gauge on any guitar can also cause the low strings to sit higher in the nut slots, raising the action and affecting tuning stability.

Most new electric guitars, though, ship with 9s or 10s, and I've not usually had too much trouble alternating between those two sets.
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No argument on those points. He said beginner, so I figured on standard tuning.
Any guitar with a floating bridge (like a Strat) will need to use a consistent string tension or be prepared to re-adjust the bridge. Going to a heavier gauge on any guitar can also cause the low strings to sit higher in the nut slots, raising the action and affecting tuning stability.

Most new electric guitars, though, ship with 9s or 10s, and I've not usually had too much trouble alternating between those two sets.
If you have a Fender and you want to match the factory gauge, you can find it on the Fender page for each specific model under "Specs". It's worth checking, because some models (like my Nashville Players Plus) ship with a 9-46 hybrid set (also on sale, called "Hybrid Slinky").

Regarding the price, most retailers have these at the same sale price right now, so if you have rewards or a credit with a different store, it's worth checking (I know Sweetwater and Guitar Center both have this price).
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04-11-2024 at 05:45 PM.
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Considering I can't quite buying guitars, I guess I do need them.. right?
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Green at guitars. Just started playing in the last year. I have an Epiphone Les Paul clone. I tend to play a lot of rock. I have a habit of breaking my strings though twice a week. Anyone have any recommendations?
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04-11-2024 at 09:34 PM.
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Just to give reference to how inflation has changed prices, Amazon let me know I bought these for 9.99 3 pack in 2019. I remember when $3 a pack was a good deal. Okay, anyway, stocking up!
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04-11-2024 at 09:49 PM.
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Great deal and strings. Better when it was 3 for $10.

That's the inflation lesson folks. With fluctuating rates [Prices you can buy at per working dollar, same thing], then what's the down side of high inflation finally easing back down? Well, with averaging -3% a year (worse on many things) then that is cumulative yearly; dear folks. So even when 'better' then most things just cost a lot more. Why did you think gum was once a penny and coke was 25 cents? Why did you think a standard 3 Bedroom, one bath house was $10, 000 in the Civil 60's?

Not to be negative; there are good ways to LOWER prices.

Generally though cash is a poor and eroding investment. See the S&P. In your Roth whatever. Start when you are like 2. Set up auto contrib. DCA.

Check sites that show how to identify package differences on counterfeit strings.
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Quote from Wookiestick :
Green at guitars. Just started playing in the last year. I have an Epiphone Les Paul clone. I tend to play a lot of rock. I have a habit of breaking my strings though twice a week. Anyone have any recommendations?
What gauge strings are you playing now? Are the saddles and nut slots smooth?
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What gauge strings are you playing now? Are the saddles and nut slots smooth?

The high e is 10
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