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. It 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 was an innovator, improving upon existing products, and Ernie Ball guitar strings are now considered to be among the finest in the world. His famous Super Slinky line of electric guitar strings was introduced in 1962. The long list of artists who use and endorse Ernie Ball strings reads like the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame-Paul McCartney, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Aerosmith, Slash, Jeff Beck and Pete Townshend, to name just a few.From the original Slinky line, you can now choose from regular, extra, hybrid, skinny top/heavy bottom, beefy, 6-string baritone and others. All are nickel wound and offer different combinations of gauges for the specific sound you're looking for. There are also titanium reinforced coated Slinky strings for extra vibrancy and longer life, and round wound cobalt electric bass strings for greater sustain, clarity and extra punch. Ernie Ball bass strings come in a wide range of gauges for different tastes, and are round wound. We also have their classical and folk nylon strings, Slinky acoustic guitar strings and the Earthwood acoustic guitar series. Buy Ernie Ball strings from Strings and Beyond for the best value and selection.