2222 Nickel Hybrid Slinky Orange Electric Guitar Strings 3 Pack. Three-pack of Ernie Ball 2252 Classic Electric Guitar Strings. Gauges 09-11-16-26-36-46. Nickels are the most popular of the Ernie Ball Slinky guitar strings. Made from nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around tin-plated hex-shaped steel core wire. Produces a well-balanced all-around good sound. Ernie Ball strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance, and long life. Ernie Ball is the pioneer of rock and roll guitar strings. Setting the standard for the industry has enabled Slinky electric guitar strings to become the world's top selling brand. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Slash are among the long list of Slinky players.