New Ernie Ball string sets are available now

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After releasing its first new-gauge guitar strings in over a decade with last year's Ultra and Burly Slinkys, and then Primo, Mega and Mammoth Slinkys (opens in new tab), Ernie Ball is wasting no time in offering even more choice for players with eight new sets for 2020, four of which are now available now.

Ernie Ball’s new Turbo, Mondo, Skinny Top Beefy Bottom, and Mighty Slinky sets are all available now. They will offer players custom string gauges from the world-renowned brand for the first time. 

Slinkys are the most popular string line in the world and all the new sets feature Ernie Ball's recipe recipe for the famed Slinky tone and feel; nickel-plated steel wrap wire around a tin-plated hex core.

The Turbo Slinkys (9.5, 12, 16, 26, 36, 46)  fit between Regular Slinkys and Hybrid Slinkys, and serve as an ideal transition for those moving from 9s to 10s or vice versa. 

The Mondo Slinkys (10.5, 13.5, 17.5, 30, 42, 52) are ideal for those who don't want to go to 11s but want to tune lower without things getting flappy. 

The Skinny Top Beefy Bottom Slinkys (10, 13, 17, 32, 44, 54) offer rhythm and riff playing stability with room for bending. They're available in both 6-string and 7-string (10, 13, 17, 30, 42, 52, 62) sets.

On the lighter side are the Mighty Slinkys (8.5, 11, 15, 22w, 30, 40). These sit between the popular Super Slinky and Extra Slinky string sets. They'll offer a fast, finger-friendly tension across all your six strings. 

It looks like Ernie Ball now has pretty much every player need covered with its expanded range. For more information, visit Ernie Ball (opens in new tab).

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.