We’re kicking off a new NAMM decade with an announcement of the 2020 Ernie Ball products launching throughout the year. From the highly anticipated VPJR Tuner to all-new Slinky gauges, and methodically well engineered cables that won’t disappoint. Make sure to follow along on Ernie Ball’s social media channels starting Thursday, January 16 for all things NAMM. We’ll be sharing product reviews, artist performances, and live footage from the NAMM show. If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up for our newsletter for exclusive updates from Ernie Ball.
Ernie Ball 2020 Products
VPJR Tuner Pedal
The Ernie Ball VPJR Tuner is the perfect combination 2-in-1 pedal offering precise volume control with an enhanced definition digital tuner. The pedal features a fast and accurate chromatic tuner with graphic volume display that is visually attractive and easy to operate. The large display automatically switches between tuner and volume modes depending on the signal level, allowing the player to tune at minimal volume. However, other “always on” configurations are accessible via a double tap on the touch screen. The tuner can also be calibrated to a variety of ideal reference pitches. The pedals compact, rugged design consists of aluminum housing, and features a stronger, more durable PCV coated Kevlar cord ensuring consistent tension throughout the foot sweep. Available in Silver, Red, White and Black.
Ernie Ball Electric Guitar StringS
Ernie Ball welcomes seven additional gauge combinations to its world-famous Slinky line of electric guitar strings. All of the new sets feature the same great, bright and balanced tone that Slinkys are known for, now in never-before-offered combinations. All sets feature nickel-plated steel wrap wire around a tin-plated hex core for that iconic Slinky feel and tone that players have relied on for decades.
SKINNY TOP BEEFY BOTTOM SLINKY
Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinkys combine the lighter playability of the Regular Slinky set with slightly heavier wound strings than the popular Beefy Slinky set. This combination is perfect 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
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
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 ideal for players who are looking for added playability with minimal differences in tone and tension.
Gauge combination: 9.5, 12, 16, 26, 36, 46
Mighty Slinkys sit between the popular Super Slinky and Extra Slinky strings while providing a fast, light tension across all six strings.
Gauge combinations: 8.5, 11, 15, 22w, 30, 40
Hyper Slinkys sit neatly between the popular Super Slinky and Extra Slinky strings while providing a light, fast feel with slightly less tension on the top strings. This combination is best for players who are looking for added playability with minimal differences in tone and tension to the Super Slinky strings.
Gauge combination: 8, 11, 14, 24w, 32, 42
Available Summer 2020
Magnum Slinky strings are ideal for players who prefer a heavier set with a wound G. This combination is perfect for players who want optimal tension at drop tunings for heavy riffs and chugging chords.
Gauge Combination: 12, 16, 22w, 32, 44, 56
Available Summer 2020
SKINNY TOP HEAVY BOTTOM 7-STRING SLINKY
Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 7-String Slinkys extend the popular six-string gauge combination for seven-string players. This set is the ultimate mixture for lead players who love to bend for solo work couple with a heavy bottom end for rhythm and chords.
Gauge combination: 10, 13, 17, 30, 42, 52, 62
Available Summer 2020
Ernie Ball Electric Bass Strings
HYPER SLINKY BASS
Hyper Slinky bass strings sit neatly between Super Slinky and Extra Slinky bass strings for a balanced feel across all four strings. This new gauge combination is ideal for players who prefer a moderate tension on the lower strings and lighter tension on the higher strings for added playability and snap.
Gauges: 40, 60, 80, 100
The world’s number one polypro guitar strap is now available in 14 stylish, new designs. Featuring embroidered leather ends with durable yet comfortable polypropylene webbing, its extra-long design allows for easy application. Strap length measures 41 inches to 72 inches at total length.
Flat Ribbon Patch Cables
Ernie Ball flat ribbon patch cables feature a high-quality design made with superior components that are built to last. The flat cable design and low-profile connectors allow for optimized pedalboard layout and cable routing. Multiple shielding materials preserve the signal with low handling noise, and the durable PVC jacket exterior ensures long-lasting performance. Available in 3″, 6″, 12″, and 24″.