We had a busy 2016. We launched a number of new products this year, from our Expression Series pedals and the FlexTune tuner to the PolyLock strap and our new instrument cables. There’s a lot to cover, so we put together this rundown of all the new goodies to make sure you didn’t miss out on anything.
The Expression Series Ambient Delay provides a hybrid of digital delay layered with plate reverb, for everything from slap-back to extended repeats. It features settings for delay time (50ms – 1s), delay feedback, reverb level, and a foot-sweepable effect level control to create anything from subtle textures to ambient soundscapes, all without taking your hands off the guitar.
The Ernie Ball Expression Overdrive delivers natural tube-like overdrive with more range than ever before. It features settings for drive, boost and tone, with a foot-sweepable overdrive control, making it effortless to go from clean to searing lead tones and everything in between, all without taking your hands off the guitar.
Patent-pending design makes it easy to securely attach the strap to your electric guitar or bass, without the need for modification or bulky hardware. Simply fasten your Ernie Ball PolyLock Strap to the existing strap buttons on virtually any electric guitar or bass and you’re set. Features black 2″ wide Polypropylene material. Adjustable length from 38″ – 67″.
The Ernie Ball FlexTune is a portable clip-on tuner suitable for guitar, bass, and other stringed instruments. Featuring an oversized 2″ LCD screen, the FlexTune provides a large, vibrant display that is easy to read from any angle. This is complemented by the tuner’s dual-axis 360 degree pivot arm for complete flexibility to position the display to your liking. The FlexTune also features Chromatic, Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, and Violin tuning modes as well as selectable clip and microphone sensors.
An adhesive-free compact thermoplastic holder that keeps your pick close at hand. Great for musicians who combine various finger-style plectrum techniques on bass or guitar. Using our innovative self-adhesive suction technology simply press Pick Buddy onto your pickguard or nearly any surface of your guitar for instant access to your pick. Never lose your pick again!
Ernie Ball Instrument Cables feature a high-end design made with superior components that are built to last. Our cables transmit a clean transparent signal that is superbly quiet while accurately and faithfully delivering all the frequencies your instrument produces. These cables feature a dual-shielded, dual-conductor design and custom shell casing resulting in a tangle-resistant cable with clear sound, low handling noise, and roadworthy durability. 99.99% oxygen-free copper to resist corrosion. Voiced for a natural, transparent sound with balanced frequency response. Ultra flexible for lasting performance.
Though the details surrounding our recently announced line of new guitar strings are still under wraps at this point, we can safely say that these are the most advanced electric and acoustic guitar strings ever created. We’ve combined everything we’ve learned over the last 50+ years of guitar string development and put it all into one string. We are currently running a Paradigm beta program, and the feedback we’ve received so far is exciting. Stay tuned for our new groundbreaking string technology to launch in early 2017.