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Flat Ribbon Patch Cables

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Find Your Style

New Styles and Patterns Available Now

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New Slinkys

New gauges of our most popular strings

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The All-New Axis Capo


Strap Blocks

Securely fasten your strap to any instrument

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Superior By Design

High performance guitar picks, available now


String Theory

Episode 47: Neal Schon

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The all new Everlast Guitar Picks.



Introducing Ernie Ball Ball-End Uke Strings


New Cables!

Over 20 new cable styles now available


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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Posted February 14 Follow Friday: Cage The Elephant, Jason Isbell, Saving Abel, and More

Cage The Elephant Starting off this week’s Follow Friday is a staple of American alternative rock, Cage The Elephant. The Shultz brothers and the ga ...

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Posted February 13 The Strokes Set Release Date For Sixth Album, ‘The New Abnormal,’ Play New Singles

The Strokes — the band that brought garage rock to the new millennium with Is This It? — have had fans eagerly anticipating a new …

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Posted February 11 Why You Need Flat Ribbon Patch Cables on Your Pedalboard ASAP

Ernie Ball is excited to introduce its brand new Flat Ribbon Patch Cables. The flat design and low-profile connectors allow for optimized pedalboard l ...

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Posted February 10 Rage Against The Machine Reunite For 2020 Tour

After securing a headlining slot at Coachella and teasing fans with five other scattered reunion shows, Rage Against The Machine officially announced ...

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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 favorite 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.

Ernie Ball products can be found in over 5,500 music stores in the United States. Our products are exported to 120 countries as well. Pinpoint the most convenient location for you to pick up Ernie Ball products using our Store Locator.

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