Ernie Ball, the world’s leading manufacturer of strings and accessories, has been making high-quality electric guitar and bass strings since 1962. World-class players like Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Slash, Jimmy Page, and Buddy Guy have all played Ernie Ball strings to create their unique sound. We use the latest technologies and finest materials to continuously enhance your playing experience and provide an unparalleled palette of expressive options.
Ernie Ball, along with Leo Fender, created one of the world`s first modern acoustic bass guitars in the early 1960s. He wanted to create an instrument that would better match the acoustic guitar. An innovator in instruments as well as the strings that go on those instruments, Ernie Ball now sells over 100 different types of bass guitar strings including the popular super slinky bass guitar strings.
Noteworthy bassists who use Ernie Ball strings include Paul McCartney,Tony Levin, Mark Hoppus, Mike Herrera, Johnny Christ, Dave La Rue, John Myung, and Juan Alderete.
Before you start shopping, you`ll need to consider the number of strings on your bass, the scale length, your playing style and musical genre, how often you play, and the tonal quality desired. Our popular roundwound bass strings have a bright tone made for rock and funk musicians. Our flatwound bass guitar strings are the best bass strings for jazz and country musicians who prefer a smoother and more mellow feel. Ernie Ball uses high quality nickel, stainless steel, chrome plated steel, cobalt, and copper for its bass guitar strings.
MADE IN U.S.A. SINCE 1962
"Great strings can't cure a bad amp, an s-curve neck, or lousy room acoustics; but when all of these primary elements are correct, strings become bottom line! And that's where we come in. We provide for the necessary goals sought by guitarists everywhere: consistently reliable, high quality strings, reasonably priced."