Ernie Ball, a leading manufacturer of guitar strings, musical instruments and accessories, is proud to announce its new releases being shown at the 2020 NAMM Show.
Slinky String Line
|The addition of new Slinky gauges to its world-famous Slinky line of electric guitars strings offers additional gauge combinations that have been constructed after years of Slinky guitar player feedback from all genres of music.
Coming March 2020, Turbo, Mondo, Skinny Top Beefy Bottom, and Mighty Slinky guitar sets feature the same great bright and balanced tone that Slinkys are known for, in new never-before-offered combinations. All sets feature nickel-plated steel wrap wire around a tin-plated hex core for that iconic Slinky feel and tone that players have relied on for decades.
Turbo Slinkys (9.5, 12, 16, 26, 36, 46) sit neatly between Regular Slinkys and Hybrid Slinkys while providing a balanced, comfortable feel across all six strings. This combination is perfect for players who are looking for added playability with minimal differences in tone and tension.
Mondo Slinkys (10.5, 13.5, 17.5, 30, 42, 52) are ideal for plays who prefer a heavier low end with only a slight difference in tension on the plain strings.
Skinny Top Beefy Bottom Slinkys (10, 13, 17, 32, 44, 54) combine the lighter playability of the Regular Slinky set with slightly heavier wound strings than the popular Beefy Slinky set. This combination is the ultimate for lead players who love to bend for solo work coupled with an even beefier bottom end for rhythm and chords.
Mighty Slinkys (8.5, 11, 15, 22w, 30, 40) sit between the popular Super Slinky and Extra Slinky strings while providing a fast, light tension across all six strings.
Coming July 2020, Ernie Ball will welcome three additional gauge combinations. Hyper, Magnum, and Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 7-String Slinky guitar sets feature the same great bright and balanced tone that Slinkys are known for, in new never-before-offered combinations. All sets feature nickel-plated steel wrap wire around a tin-plated hex core for that iconic Slinky feel and tone that players have relied on for decades.
Hyper Slinkys (8, 11, 14, 24w, 32, 42) sit neatly between the popular Super Slinky and Extra Slinky strings while providing a light, fast feel with slightly less tension on the top strings. This combination is perfect for players who are looking for added playability with minimal differences in tone and tension to the Super Slinky strings.
Magnum Slinkys (12, 16, 22w, 32, 44, 56) are ideal for players who prefer a heavier set with a wound G. This combination is perfect for players who want optimal tension at drop tunings for heavy riffs and chugging chords.
Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 7-String Slinkys (10, 13, 17, 30, 42, 52, 62) extend the popular 6-string gauge combination for 7-string players. This set is the ultimate mixture for lead players who love to bend for solo work coupled with a heavy bottom end for rhythm and chords.
Expansion of instrument strapline
The Classic Jacquard Strapline, the world’s number-one Polypro guitar strap, is now available in 15 stylish new Jacquard designs featuring embroidered leather ends with durable yet comfortable Polypropylene webbing. Designs include Tangerine Nightmist, Taos Fire Red, Midnight Blizzard, Pink Paisley, Redbird Rising, Winter Rose, Blackjack Red, Olive Canvas, Albuquerque Blue, Peace Love Dove, Alpine Meadow, Premier Paisley, Kaleidoscope Pink and Kaleidoscope Blue. Strap length measures 41″ to 72″. The new straps will hit stores beginning February 2020.
All-New Premium Flat Ribbon Patch Cables
Built from the ground up, these new flat ribbon patch cables are the result of improving upon extensive research of the limitations and problems with existing patch cables on the market.
Ernie Ball flat ribbon patch cables feature a high-quality design made with roadworthy construction and superior components that are built to last. The flat cable design and low-profile connectors allow for optimized pedalboard layout and cable routing. They offer improved frequency response with a clear tone with crisp highs, tight mids, and rich harmonics. Metal components are made of 99.95% oxygen-free copper to resist corrosion. Multiple shielding materials preserve the signal with low handling noise, and the durable PVC jacket exterior ensures long-lasting performance. Connectors are all flat-angle/flat-angle. These cables are available with black jacket with lengths of 3″, 6″, 12″ and 24″ and come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty.
The flat ribbon patch cables will be available in February 2020.