Ernie Ball Power Slinky Classic Pure Nickel Electric Guitar Strings, 11-48 Gauge (P02250)

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Brand Ernie Ball String Gauge .011 – .048 Color Power (11-48) Instrument Electric Guitar String Material Type Nickel Steel Pure nickel was commonly used in electric guitar strings of the ’50s and ’60s Warm, vintage tone Power Slinky’s 11-gauge offers players a thicker string and slightly more output than a standard 10-gauge set Signature Slinky…


Ernie Ball Classic Rock N Roll Slinky electric guitar strings are made from pure nickel wire wrapped around hex-shaped, high-carbon steel core wire. The plain strings are made of specially tempered tin plated high-carbon steel. Pure nickel electric guitar strings were the standard in much of the ‘50s and ‘60s and produce a warm, rich tone. Gauges .011, .014, .018, .028, .038, .048.

From the manufacturer

Slinky Guitar strings

Classic Rock n Roll Slinky
  • Precision wound with pure nickel wrap wire
  • High-carbon steel hex core
  • Warm, vintage tone
  • Crafted in Southern California, USA

Classic Rock N Roll Slinky

Classic Rock N Roll Slinky strings consist of pure nickel wrapped around a tin-plated high-carbon steel core for a warm, rich tone that complements many playing styles, including jazz, rock, and blues. Pure nickel was commonly used in electric guitar strings of the ’50s and ’60s. Each set is packaged in an ultra-low humidity environment with Ernie Ball’s element shield packaging to ensure every set remains as fresh as it was on the day it was made.

plain string

wound strings


Plain Strings

All plain strings feature a series of lock twists to secure the wire around the ball-end, preventing slippage and ensuring a sturdy and stable string.

Wound Strings

Classic Slinky strings are precision wound with pure nickel wire, providing a warm, vintage tone .

Core Wire

The core is made from tin-plated high-carbon steel hex wire providing excellent durability.

Judas Priest’s Glen Tipton plays Classic Power Slinkys, gauge 11 – 48.

Robin Trower plays Classic Power Slinkys, gauge 11 – 48.

Billy Idol’s guitarist, Steve Stevens, plays Classic Power Slinkys, gauge 11 – 48.

AC/DC’s Angus Young plays Classic Super Slinkys, gauge 9 – 42.

Additional information

Weight 1.06 kg
Item Weight

1.06 ounces


3-Pack, Single Pack

Product Dimensions

4.5 x 0.25 x 4.5 inches

Pattern Name


Country of Origin



Extra (8-38), Hybrid (9-46), Power (11-48), Regular (10-46), Super (9-42)



Item model number


Date First Available

August 28, 2005

Color Name

Power (11-48)

String Gauge

.011 – .048

String Material

Nickel Steel

Number of Strings



240 Volts


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