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New Slinkys

New gauges of our most popular strings

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The all new Everlast Guitar Picks.


Ultra and Burly

New Slinky gauges available now



Eric Clapton's Crossroads Guitar Festival.
September 20 & 21. Dallas, TX


String Theory

Episode 46: Jerry Cantrell

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New Cables!

Over 20 new cable styles now available



Episode 2: Frank Turner

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Introducing Ernie Ball Ball-End Uke Strings



Clip On. Tune Up. Rock Out.

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Restring 80% Faster

Power up with the Power Peg

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The Limited Edition 40th Anniversary VP


Three generations of string makers

For more than 50 years our family has been committed to crafting guitar strings in Southern California that shape the sound of rock and roll

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Ernie Ball News From Around The World

June 18 Hiss Golden Messenger Release Politically Inspired Track, “I Need a Teacher”

Hiss Golden Messenger, the musical project of MC Taylor, released the first track off of their upcoming album, Terms of Surrender. Their classic folk ...

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June 14 Sum 41 Has “A Death In The Family”

Canadian punk shredders Sum 41 have been hard at work on their new record and we’re finally getting a taste of it. Their new single …

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June 14 Buying Guide: How To Choose The Right Guitar Pick

It’s probably the smallest piece of guitar gear available. However, the humble guitar pick has more influence on your technique and sound than you ...

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June 14 Follow Friday: Taking Back Sunday, Ocean Alley, Hot Flash Heat Wave and More

Taking Back Sunday   When a band becomes an innovator and quintessential part of a movement of music, where do they go after? Taking Back …

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About Ernie Ball

Ernie Ball is the world's leading manufacturer of premium electric and acoustic guitar strings, bass strings, and guitar accessories. Our strings have been played on many of the best-selling albums of all time and are used by some of history’s greatest musicians including Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Slash, The Rolling Stones, Angus Young, Eagles, Jeff Beck, Pete Townshend, Aerosmith, Metallica, and more. Discover which of your favourite artists play our strings by visiting our Artists page.

From budding guitarists to seasoned professionals, Ernie Ball has the strings and accessories that are right for your level and sound. Ernie Ball strings are crafted in Coachella Valley, California using premium materials such as bronze, M-steel, titanium, cobalt, nickel,bronze aluminum, nylon, phosphor, stainless steel, and copper. Our guitar strings come in hundreds of combinations of gauges, materials, and set numbers.

Just search the electric guitar strings, acoustic guitar strings, or bass guitar strings pages to figure out what guitar strings to buy for your guitar or bass. Try the original Slinky guitar strings, the world's #1 electric guitar string. For over 50 years, Ernie Ball Slinky electric guitar strings have been the favorite of musicians across the globe. Or try out the newest addition to the family, Flatwound Bass strings that have the tone of a roundwound and the feel of a flat. For acoustic players, try our classic Earthwood guitar strings. They are the most popular acoustic guitar strings and provide a crisp, ringing sound with pleasing overtones.

You can buy more than just guitar strings. We also manufacture all of the gear you need to get started or complete your guitar rig: guitar picks, pedals, straps, instrument care products, pegwinders, slides, and more. Once you find the strings that are right for you, we have all of the guitar accessories to keep them in top condition and more products to help you in your pursuit of the perfect sound.

If playing Ernie Ball strings isn’t enough for you, be sure to check out our apparel line that features some of our most popular products, such as iconic Slinky guitar strings pack. You can buy hats, shirts...or even a clock rocking the classic Ernie Ball eagle.

Don’t know where to get started? Wondering how to play guitar? Visit the Forum to connect with other guitar players and learn more about how to string a guitar, tuning your guitar, perfecting your tone, how to play guitar chords and more. Players of all skill levels can find resources to help take their sound to the next level. No matter your question, you’re sure to find an answer in the forums.

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