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Are Ernie Ball Slinkies pure nickel or nickel wound?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Benjamin Strange, Jun 20, 2007.


  1. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I've put some Slinkies on my new Dingwall, and they are really chewing up the frets. I thought they were pure nickel, and didn't think they'd destroy my frets this fast. I can't seem to find any info on the web, so my question is:

    Are Slinkies nickel coated or pure nickel?
     
  2. Nighthawk551

    Nighthawk551

    Jan 3, 2007
    Indiana
    Sweetwater Sound
    I'm fairly sure they're nickel coated. I've played them for a while, and I've found that they are rough for nickel strings.
     
  3. NPS = nickel plated steel.
     
  4. Sheldon D.

    Sheldon D. Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 3, 2001
    IIRC Pyramid makes an all nickel string. Double check that before dropping coin on a set.

    Keep in mind fret wear looks worse on diagonal frets than perpendicular ones.
     
  5. jasper383

    jasper383

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Fender and Rotosound make pure nickel strings, too.

    Both excellent, in my experience.
     
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