Ernie Ball Slinky Electric Strings are our top selling sets, and are favored by many musicians around the globe. Slinky strings are played by Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Steve Vai and legions of guitar players worldwide. These strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and most exacting specifications to ensure consistency, optimum performance, and long life. Regular Slinky wound strings are made from nickel plated steel wire wrapped around a hex shaped steel core wire. The plain strings are made of specially tempered tin plated high carbon steel; producing a well balanced tone for your guitar.
Made from 80% copper, 20% zinc wire wrapped around hex shaped tin plated steel core wire. The most popular acoustic guitar strings provide a crisp, ringing sound with pleasing overtones.
Concert quality classical guitar strings that are made of a solid nylon filament. Silver fourth, fifth, and sixth wound strings are made of silver plated copper wrapped around a nylon floss core providing a smooth, rich tone.
Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Bass Strings are round-wound for maximum clarity and serious punch. Each bass string is manufactured with the finest and freshest raw materials in the beautiful Coachella Valley of Southern California. The list of endorsers for Ernie Ball Slinky bass strings reads like a who's who of top selling artists.
A patented winding of bronze wire is tightly wrapped around the lock twist of the ball end of the plain strings. String slippage and breakage are minimized at the ball end where these most often occur. Plain strings in RPS sets last longer and stay in tune better than conventional plain strings. Wound strings are the same used in Slinky Electrics.
Ernie Ball Coated Slinky Strings combine the latest technological advancements in string manufacturing. All wound strings are treated with groundbreaking nanotechnology that repels unwanted moisture and oils that negatively impact your tone. In addition to treating the wound strings, each plain string features a patented reinforcement winding of titanium wire. Titanium's inherent strength prevents string breakage, string slippage, and is proven to keep your guitar strings in tune better than conventional plain strings. Ernie Ball Coated Slinky guitar strings maintain the feel and sound of uncoated sets, combining the added protection with the vibrant tone Ernie Ball customers have relied on for over 50 years.
Ernie Ball’s coated bass strings offer extended life and great playability utilizing the same Nickel alloy of our most popular bass strings. An ultra thin layer of Ernie Ball’s exclusive enamel coating protects the strings and preserves their bright sound, while retaining the natural feel of uncoated strings.
Ernie Ball Earthwood Phosphor Bronze strings are produced with an exclusive phosphor bronze wrap wire. Engineered to meet the demands of acoustic musicians worldwide, these concert quality strings provide deep, rich bass notes with clear bright trebles. Made with the finest and freshest raw materials, all Ernie Ball strings are hermetically sealed to ensure your strings stay as fresh as the day they were made.
Made from stainless steel wire wrapped around tin plated, hex shaped, steel core wire. Plain strings are tin plated, high carbon steel. These strings provide brighter tone and longer string life.
Flat chrome plated steel wire wrapped around a hex shaped tin plated steel wire. Provides a smooth feel and mellow sound.
Engineered to maximize output and clarity, Ernie Ball Cobalt Slinky Guitar Strings are the latest innovation in string technology. Seeking to provide guitarists and bassists with a new voice, Cobalt strings provide an extended dynamic range, incredible harmonic response, increased low end, and crisp, clear highs. Cobalt provides a stronger magnetic relationship between pickups and strings than any other alloy previously available. Cobalt Slinkys are also soft and silky to the touch, making string bending a breeze
M-Steel, short for Maraging Steel, is a superalloy used in high stress applications for the aerospace and defense industries. The wound strings are comprised of a patented Super Cobalt alloy wrapped around a Maraging steel hex core wire, producing a richer and fuller tone with powerful low end response. M-Steel plain strings are comprised of a specially tempered steel for maximum fatigue resistance. A patented winding of steel around the ball end of the plain strings reduces slippage, breakage and stays in tune better than conventional plain strings.
Made from pure nickel wire wrapped around tin plated hex shaped steel core wire. These guitar strings produce a warm rich tone.
Concert quality classical guitar strings wit ball end, made of a black solid nylon filament. Wound strings are made of a bronze plated copper wrapped around a nylo core providing a smooth, rich tone.
Don’t worry, Ernie Ball has not forgotten you pedal steel aficionados out there. The line up consists of pedal steel strings for C6 and E9 tunings and come in both nickel and stainless steel.
Everlast Coated Acoustic Strings use groundbreaking nanotechnology that repels unwanted moisture and oils that negatively impact your tone. Our proprietary treatment is applied to both the inner hex core and outer wrap wire to provide ultimate protection without compromising tone or feel.
Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Strings feature more projection and clarity than traditional bronze strings, while also providing improved corrosion resistance. Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Strings are made with Ernie Ball Maraging Steel hex cores and Aluminum Bronze wrap wire which provide more pronounced lows coupled with crisp brilliant highs.
Ernie Ball Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings combine the smooth feel of traditional flats and the modern power of Cobalts. Featuring a SuperBright Cobalt Ribbon wrap, Cobalt Underwraps and optimal hex-core to wrap ratio, the new Flatwound Bass strings are the first flat that actually feels like a flat and sounds like a round.
Ernie Ball continues their tradition of innovation with the Paradigm series of strings. Boasting some of the world’s most advanced string technology, Paradigm sets deliver up to 37% more tensile strength and up to 70% more fatigue strength than traditional string sets. They are bolstered by Plasma Enhanced wrap wire for corrosion resistance and longevity along, with Everlast nano treatment to resist oils, sweat, and buildup. Available for both acoustic and electric guitars and come in all the Ernie Ball standard gauges.