Ernie Ball expands popular Slinky series, unveils new picks

The electric string range welcomes Primo, Mega and Mammoth, while a Beefy string option is now available for bassists.

Ernie Ball Primo Slinky

Ernie Ball has added a slew of products to its catalogue of accessories. Fresh on the menu are three Slinky electric strings – Primo, Mega and Mammoth – a Beefy Slinky bass string set and two new pick types. Here are the details:

Primo and Mega Slinky

Ernie Ball Mega Slinky

These two electric string sets feature half-gauge combinations previously not offered in the Slinky range. The Primo has a gauge range of 9.5, 12, 16, 24, 34 and 44 while the Mega’s string gauges are 10.5, 13.5, 17.5, 28, 38 and 48.

Not only do these string sets offer classic Slinky balance and comfort, they’re also tailored for players desiring “added playability with minimal differences in tone and tension”, according to Ernie Ball. The Primo sits between Regular Slinky and Super Slinky strings, while the Mega is designed for those who like thicker sounds.

Retails at £6.99 each.

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Mammoth Slinky

Ernie Ball Mammoth Slinky

This electric set is the heaviest Slinky strings available, featuring gauges of 12, 16, 24, 24, 48 and 62. They’re designed for lower alternate tunings – drop A, drop B and C standard – while still preserving Slinky tone and feel. These should do the trick for those needing more low-end in their guitar tone.

Retails at £7.99.

Beefy Slinky

Ernie Ball Beefy Bass Slinky

A new addition to the Bass Slinky range, the Beefy string set is meant for heavier playing – the roundwound strings are designed for lower tunings like BEAD, drop B and drop C.

Retails at £25.99.

Prodigy picks

Ernie Ball Prodigy Pick
The new teardrop-shaped Prodigy pick

The Prodigy picks have been updated with four new shapes, featuring the same durable Delrin material for a strong anti-slip quality. The picks also feature machine-shaped beveled edges and sharp points meant to enhance articulation and control as well as reduce drag. The picks come in packs of six.

Prices range from £10.49 to £13.99.

Everlast picks

Ernie Ball Everlast Pick 1.0 mm
The 1.0 mm Everlast pick

Ernie Ball’s popular Everlast picks have been refreshed with eight new thickness options for 2019, ranging from 0.6 to 2mm. The picks are available in packs of 12.

Retails at £5.99 each.

More info at ernieball.com.

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