The strings themselves are Slash’s preferred 11-48 gauges – 11, 14, 18, 28, 38 and 48, to be specific. The wound strings also feature Ernie Ball’s Paradigm core and plasma-enhanced nickel-plated steel wrap wire. The wrap has been given Ernie Ball’s “Everlast nano treatment,” which the brand says gives “unprecedented repellency of oils, sweat and build-up.”
The strings also have brass wire reinforcements at the ball end for more stability, preventing slippage within your tailpiece of choice, as well as warding off breakage for longer at that notoriously vulnerable point. The strings come in a “highly-collectable” tin box of three packs, with special Slash graphics.
The Ernie Ball Music Man brand has been a little more active than Ernie Ball recently, with new colours for its Axis range and a new version of its St Vincent signature. Ernie Ball has, however, recently launched its Volt power supply. The compact unit provides four dedicated and isolated power sockets for pedals, and can also chain into another Volt for bigger power supplies.
The relaunched Slash signature strings have the same price as the original, listing for $34.99 a box. Find out more over at ernieball.com.