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New Slinkys

New gauges of our most popular strings

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Superior By Design

High performance guitar picks, available now



The All-New Axis Capo



The all new Everlast Guitar Picks.


String Theory

Episode 46: Jerry Cantrell

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



Episode 3: Taylor Goldsmith

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Restring 80% Faster

Power up with the Power Peg

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Introducing Ernie Ball Ball-End Uke Strings


New Cables!

Over 20 new cable styles now available


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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Posted August 16 Follow Friday: Japanese Breakfast, Julien Baker, Paul Cherry and More…

Olivia Jean   Garage rock and macabre may not seem like the most obvious combination until you become acquainted with Olivia Jean. After that, it ?? ...

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Posted August 15 Speedsters, ‘Kook Boxes,’ and Rockabilly: A Day in the Life with Artist Brian Bent

Take one step inside artist Brian Bent’s studio and you’ll feel as if you were transported into a scene of The Endless Summer. Surfboards, WWII ? ...

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Posted August 13 Farewell, Warped Tour: Our Favorite Moments From the Final Show

For the last 25 years, Van’s Warped Tour has been hosting its “punk rock summer camp” filled with sweaty mosh pits, angsty lyrics, and eclectic ...

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Posted August 12 Metallica’s Black Album Celebrates 28 Years

On this day 28 years ago, Metallica released their self-titled, serpent covered album — better known by fans as The Black Album. The 1991 release ...

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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.

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