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Ernie Ball Introduces Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings
Accessories & Strings

Ernie Ball Introduces Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings

Ernie Ball is fusing the elements of two types of strings with their new Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Guitar Strings. Developed with the company’s patented cobalt steel alloy, the strings are described as having the sound of round wound strings with the smooth feel of traditional flatwound strings. The strings are constructed with a cobalt ribbon wire wrapped around a...

Ernie Ball Announces Music Man Neck Through Basses
Basses

Ernie Ball Announces Music Man Neck Through Basses

Ernie Ball’s booth at NAMM this year was buzzing with a new neck-through version of their flagship StingRay Bass. Available in four and five-string versions, the StingRay Neck Through is built with a 3-piece maple neck the runs the entire length of its ash body. The StingRay has only featured bolt-on construction since its introduction in 1976. The new bass...

Ernie Ball Music Man Announces Neptune Blue Package to Premier Dealer Network
Basses

Ernie Ball Music Man Announces Neptune Blue Package to Premier Dealer Network

Ernie Ball/Music Man is now taking orders for their Neptune Blue edition of basses and guitars as part of their Premier Dealer Network. The series is based around an African Mahogany body with a custom Neptune Blue finish and can be ordered on most models. Each bass will be built with a figured, roasted maple neck with a gunstock oil...

Ernie Ball Introduces Classic Sabre Bass
Basses

Ernie Ball Introduces Classic Sabre Bass

After a limited release for their Premier Dealer Network, Ernie Ball has reissued the Music Man Sabre as a standard model. The original Sabre, first introduced in 1978, was Music Man’s first dual humbucking bass. The new Classic Sabre is the first production of the instrument in twenty years and brings back the vintage design with updated electronics, classic mini...

Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Sledge Basses, Including Sabre Reissue
Basses

Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Sledge Basses, Including Sabre Reissue

Ernie Ball/Music Man has unveiled the Sledge basses, a new special offering available through their Premier Dealer Network. Designed in conjunction with Tony Levin, the Music Man Sledge has a custom metallic flake finish that shifts colors depending on your viewing angle. Offered on Classic Stingray 4 and 5s, the Sledge is also available on the Music Man Sabre bass,...

Ernie Ball Introduces Cobalt Slinky Bass Strings
Accessories & Strings

Ernie Ball Introduces Cobalt Slinky Bass Strings

Ernie Ball has expanded their Slinky string line with the introduction of the all-new Cobalt Slinkys. As the name indicates, the new sets use cobalt, which has a high magnetism to provide a stronger relationship between an instrument’s strings and pickups. Ernie Ball says the design adds extended dynamic range, better harmonic response, increased low end, and cleaner highs. The...

Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Limited Edition Gilded White Classic StingRay
Bass Gear

Ernie Ball/Music Man Unveils Limited Edition Gilded White Classic StingRay

Ernie Ball/Music Man has unveiled the second global release of a limited edition instrument from their Premier Dealer Network, The Gilded White Classic StingRay. The bass will be limited to 300 pieces with 200 4-string and the remaining 100 5-string versions. Since the effort is worldwide, only 50 4-strings and 25 5-strings are allotted to the U.S. The Premier Dealer...

Ernie Ball Offers Test Run of Music Man Stingray 5-String Bass with 19mm Spacing
Bass Gear

Ernie Ball Offers Test Run of Music Man Stingray 5-String Bass with 19mm Spacing

Based on popular demand, Ernie Ball is offering a limited test run of the SLO Special 5, a Music Man Stingray 5-string bass with 19-mm string spacing. The company says it must receive 125 pre-orders between now and July 12, 2011 to put the instruments into production. If the orders are met, it will become a regular product. The Stingrays...

Ernie Ball Announces Game Changer Pickup Switching System
Bass Gear, NAMM 2011

Ernie Ball Announces Game Changer Pickup Switching System

Ernie Ball/Music Man has unveiled a new patent-pending pickup switching system called the Game Changer that will be available on their Reflex HH bass. By choosing the coils in any order, whether they are in series or parallel, and whether they are in or out of phase, the system allows for 250,000 pickup combinations without rewiring, digitizing, or remodeling. A...

Ernie Ball Debuts Music Man Reflex Bass
Bass Gear, Summer NAMM

Ernie Ball Debuts Music Man Reflex Bass

Ernie Ball has released the Music Man Reflex, which they were showing off at their booth during this summer’s NAMM show in Nashville. The bass is an evolution of the 25th Anniversary Bass, and features multiple pickup options. Choose from a standard single humbucker, dual humbuckers, or a humbucker plus two single-coils to suit your tone interests. The bass also...

Bass Gear

Gear Watch: Dargie Delight Limited Edition Package

Ernie Ball has announced the Dargie Delight Limited Edition Package is back and available on many Music Man instruments. The package features a two tone iridescent green finish known as “Caramel Apple Delight” a stunning paint job sure to make the bass an instant collector’s item. The DDLE Package is available only for a limited time, orders are being accepted...

Bass Gear

Ernie Ball to release a new Coated Bass String line

Ernie Ball is unveiling Ernie Ball Coated Slinkys, their newest addition of Slinky line strings, at this years summer NAMM show in Nashville. A micro-thin layer of enamel coating is applied to the strings to prevent decay and corrosion, according to a company press release. The strings will be available in all of the Slinky line bass set gauges. For...