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Ernie Ball Announces Expansion of Industry-Leading Slinky String Line

Ernie Ball, the world’s leading manufacturer of guitar strings, musical instruments and accessories, is proud to announce the addition of new Slinky gauges to its world-famous Slinky line of electric guitars strings These 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.

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Michael Sandoval

Michael created MUSE/MUSE TV after a career in professional sports and journalism. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California. He attended Don Bosco Technical Institute in which he studied Electronics and Computer Science and California State University, Fullerton in which he graduated with a degree from the College of Communication in Journalism. He is a big Foo Fighters fan, loves Star Wars and loves photography. Member of the Los Angeles Online Film Critics Society.

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