Ernie Ball Slinky Strings
Ernie Ball strings are legendary. In the mid-1950s, musician and entrepreneur Ernie Ball opened the world's first electric guitar store in California and became a pioneer of custom strings. His inspiration came from his early beginnings as a guitar teacher, when he found that his students were having trouble playing with the thickly gauged strings of that time. He loved improving upon existing products and developed lighter gauge strings to fill this need — doing so himself after his ideas were turned down by companies like Fender and Gibson.
Because of his innovations, Ernie Ball guitar strings are now considered to be among the finest in the world. He first introduced Super Slinky electric guitar strings in 1962 complete with colorful packaging. The long list of artists who have used and endorsed these strings reads like a Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame lineup: Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Aerosmith, Slash, Jeff Beck and Pete Townshend, to name just a few.
Ernie Ball Strings
Today, Ernie Ball is one of the biggest names in music, known for amazing guitar strings at amazing prices. The original Slinky ball string line comes in a long list of options, so you're sure to find the right string for your sound. In addition to the classic light-gauge Super Slinkies, there are Ernie Ball Regular Slinky Guitar Strings plus extra, hybrid, skinny top/heavy bottom, beefy, 6-string baritone and more. All Slinky strings are nickel wound and offer a wide range of gauges for your instrument.
There are titanium-reinforced coated Slinky strings for extra vibrancy and longer life as well as round-wound Slinky Cobalt electric guitar strings for greater sustainability, better clarity and extra punch. And we can’t forget Slinky Paradigms, which have an Everlast nano-treatment and reinforced ball end so they are more durable while retaining the familiar Slinky sound.
Over the years, Ernie Ball has branched out into the entire music world. There are classic pure nickel guitar strings for playing vintage rock and roll. Ernie Ball bass strings come in a wide range of gauges for different tastes — and we have stainless steel bass strings to brighten things up. Most are round-wound, but you can get flat-wound Slinky bass strings if you’re playing jazz or anything else that requires an ultra-dark sound.
At Strings and Beyond, we also have Ernie Ball classical and folk nylon strings, Slinky acoustic guitar strings, Earthwood acoustic guitar silk and steel strings and Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze acoustic strings. Need Ernie Ball strings for banjo or ukulele? You’re in the right place. Add accessories such as guitar straps and string winders to capture a full dose of Ernie’s magic.
Why Buy Ernie Ball Strings Online?
Buy Ernie Ball strings from Strings and Beyond for the best value and selection. Whether you're looking for Ernie Ball single strings or you simply want the best acoustic guitar strings, Ernie Ball makes them — and we carry them. Many strings can be ordered in packs of up to 12 with huge savings.
Not sure which Ernie Ball strings you need? Trying to find Ernie Ball custom gauge strings? Contact us for friendly, knowledgeable help. We're committed to helping musicians make the most of their talent and artistry. Whether you're embarking on your first guitar lesson or you're a seasoned performer, the extensive inventory, great service and fast shipping at Strings and Beyond will take you further.