Legendary string manufacturer Ernie Ball has welcomed four additional gauge combinations to its Slinky line of electric guitars strings. The new gauges include Turbo, Mondo, Skinny Top Beefy Bottom and Mighty Slinky, and all sets feature nickel-plated steel wrap wire around a tin-plated hex core for that iconic Slinky feel, tone and playability that players have revered for years.
Turbo Slinkys sit neatly between the popular Regular Slinky and Hybrid Slinky strings 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.
Gauge combination: 9.5, 12, 16, 26, 36, 46
Mondo Slinky strings are ideal for players who prefer a heavier low end with only a slight difference in tension on the plain strings.
Gauge combination: 10.5, 13.5, 17.5, 30, 42, 52
SKINNY TOP BEEFY BOTTOM SLINKY
Skinny Top Beefy Bottom Slinky’s 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.
Gauge combination: 10, 13, 17, 32, 44, 54
Mighty Slinkys sit between the popular Super Slinky and Extra Slinky strings while providing a fast, light tension across all six strings.
Gauge combination: 8.5, 11, 15, 22w, 30, 40
Ernie Ball’s industry-standard polypro guitar strap is now available in an array of stylish new designs, with embroidered leather ends and durable yet comfortable polypropylene webbing. With 13 new designs there’s bound to be one that fits your mood or aesthetic, and each strap also has an extra long design to suit all players.
FLAT RIBBON PATCH CABLES
Elsewhere EB have also launched flat ribbon patch cables in 3″ and 6″ varieties. Their flat patch cables feature all-metal housing with built-in strain relief for the metal connector, whilst also coming in at half the size of most pancake style patch cables, making them even more pedalboard friendly.