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The Most Advanced Guitar Strings Ever Created

PARADIGM strings are now available worldwide

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Stronger Than

We put PARADIGM strings to the ultimate test

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Tap in. Rock out.

Tap the switch to set the tempo and hear your delay rate (or other effect) sync up, bringing studio quality, time-based effects to your live performances.

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Think Outside
the Stomp Box

Ernie Ball Expression Series Overdrive and Ambient Delay available now

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String Theory

Episode 35: Mike Dirnt

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Ernie Ball Picks

Ultra-durable guitar picks available in a variety of colors and thickness options

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The best players choose Ernie Ball.

Weezer. Famously Slinky.

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A workbench in your gig bag.

The Ernie Ball CradleTune - a portable clip-on tuner and tripod neck cradle suitable for guitar, bass, and other stringed instruments.

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The Pursuit of Tone

An Ernie Ball and AT&T Original Series. All 7 films now streaming on DIRECTVNOW.

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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

Posted September 7 EB Presents: The Hetfield + Hammett Experience

Ernie Ball and Metallica are proud to announce the Hetfield + Hammett Experience. Enter this contest and you could get to hang out with the …

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Posted September 5 EB PLAY Warped 2017 Winners Announced

Ernie Ball is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Ernie Ball PLAY Warped contest! Let’s give it up to Temperance, MI’s own Silver …

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Posted August 30 Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Release New Single “Over Everything”

A few months ago, we reported on rumors that Ernie Ball artists Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett were teaming up to record a collaborative record togeth ...

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Posted August 28 The Top 6 Things We Learned from Paul Stanley on Ernie Ball String Theory

Paul Stanley, the legendary co-writer, guitarist, and singer of KISS sat down for an episode of Ernie Ball: String Theory to discuss his philosophy on ...

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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 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.