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Superior By Design.

High performance guitar picks, available now


New Ernie Ball Cables

Over 20 new cable styles now available

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Where the White Buffalo Roams

A journey of a modern day American troubadour

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String Theory

Episode 43: Mick Mars

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Strap In

Ernie Ball straps feature Italian leather, Jacquard weaves, and even snakeskin

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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 21 Follow Friday: Thee Oh Sees, Snail Mail, Rodney Crowell and more.

Thee Oh Sees **Beware of super rad claymation of a three-headed dragon. If you are a person with photosensitivity, skip the video and rock out …

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Posted September 20 The Smashing Pumpkins Release Teaser Track

The Smashing Pumpkins released another track, “Silvery Sometimes (Ghost),” from their September 14th album launch. The album is titled Shiny and ...

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Posted September 20 Mac Demarco Covers Japanese Hit by Haruomi Hosono

Mac Demarco has never been afraid to be himself. Whether it’s posting videos of a stray cat behind his garage with some indie backing tracks, …

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Posted September 14 Julien Baker Begins Her Fall World Tour

Julien Baker has been hard at work with her new indie-rock supergroup, boygenius, consisting of Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers, and herself. All three a ...

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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.