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Ernie Ball at Gear Expo Summer 2022: The right strings for you - and more

GEAR EXPO SUMMER 2022: 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.

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 aluminium, nylon, phosphor, stainless steel, and copper. Our guitar strings come in hundreds of combinations of gauges, materials, and set numbers.

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 favourite of musicians across the globe. Or try out the newest addition to the family, Zippy Slinky electric guitar strings, the lightest gauge combination offered by Ernie Ball. 

This combination is perfect for players looking for a snappy set of strings with extra zing that are easy to bend and provide the least amount of tension. For acoustic players, try our classic Earthwood acoustic guitar strings. They are the most popular acoustic guitar strings and provide a crisp, ringing sound with pleasing overtones.

More than just strings

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 the 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.

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