If your dream is to become the next John Mayer, Jimi Hendrix, or Eddie Van Halen then take the first step by playing with the same guitar strings that they have trusted for years. Ernie Ball strings are popular among an immense number of prominent musicians and bands – from No Doubt to Metallica to Led Zeppelin. If you want to play among the pros, then get a head start with the equipment and guitar accessories that they use and love.
Roland Ball quickly changed his stage name to Ernie as he began to perform as a musician. Early on in his career he heard about a radio repairman who was constructing solid body electric guitars. That man was Leo Fender and Ernie Ball learned the trade under his wing. While teaching guitar lessons, Ball began to notice the difficulties young players were encountering with thicker gauge strings. This observation eventually gave birth to the infamous Slinky line of guitar strings.
Ernie Ball opened the world’s first electric guitar shop in the mid 1950s. His reputation grew gradually until Keith Richards discovered Ernie Ball’s custom gauge guitar strings and became devoted to using them. Richards has used the Ernie Ball strings for more than 40 years and is responsible for introducing them to other musicians, including Jimi Hendrix, and for popularizing them overall.
Today Ernie Ball is known not only for their superior strings but for other guitar accessories and even a line of t-shirts. Browse The Woodwind and Brasswind’s vast collection of Ernie Ball strings like the New Coated Acoustic Slinkys with a titanium reinforcement to help prevent breakage. Other popular items include the Cobalt Slinky Strings which produce the best output and clarity of any Ernie Ball strings yet. Other popular accessories include the Power Peg which can change guitar strings extraordinarily fast. Take your guitar out of the Gig Bag Amp and plug it in to project your sound.
Join the ranks of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Eric Clapton, and Aerosmith with Ernie Ball strings and accessories and find out what the biggest stars in rock ‘n roll already know.