#1
Okay, I'm sick of not knowing about guitar strings, so I have some questions. I use Ernie Ball Power Slinkies. Here's what the package looks like:
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Ernie Ball

11 Power Slinky
14
18P
28
38
48
Custom Gauge 2220
Nickel Wound
Guitar Strings
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Okay, so the numbers means the thickness I know. What's it measured in? Millimeters? .11mm thick?

What does the p mean besides the g string?

What does 2220 mean?

Whats the difference in different brand strings? Is it just how long they last or does it affect tone?

Thanks to all who answer.
#2
It's measured in inches, I believe, so it's 0.011, 0.014 and so on.

The P next to the G string means that it's plated. On some heavier sets, they give you a wound G string. In Dean Markley 11-52 strings, the give you both.

don't know

Different brand is just different brand. People usually by according to personal preference. Like I use Dean Markley Blue Steel strings because they feel the best under my fingers and give me the kind of tone I want. I've used other strings, but it's just my preference.

Hope I helped.