In 1962, veteran player and teacher Ernie Ball created Slinkys®, the iconic light gauge electric guitar strings widely revered by hundreds of guitar greats including Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, The Edge and John Mayer. In addition to hand crafting high-end Music Man® guitars and basses, Ernie Ball Inc. offers state-of-the-art instrument accessories that are carried in more than 6,000 stores in the U.S. and 120 countries worldwide. The company also fosters artist development through musician-focused programs such as the Golden Pick promotion featuring Slash and Eric Clapton, and the world’s largest and longest running Battle of the Bands, where unsigned bands compete each year for the chance to play on multiple tours and win tons of prizes.
Ernie Ball Music Man is proud to endorse artists including: Slash, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Eagles, Keith Richards, Rolling Stones, Angus Young, ACDC, Jeff Beck, John Fogerty, Pete Townshend, Jack White, The Raconteurs, John Mayer, Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett, Metallica, System Of A Down, Avenged Sevenfold, 311, Paul Gilbert, Blink 182, Brad Paisley, Rise Against, Maroon 5, Flogging Molly, Iron Maiden, Albert Lee, Don Felder, Deftones, Aerosmith, NOFX, John Petrucci, Dream Theater, Sonic Youth, Steve Lukather, Steve Morse, Deep Purple, The Edge, U2, Phantogram, Mars Volta, Nickelback, Glenn Tipton, Judas Priest, Thrice, Buddy Guy, Limp Bizkit, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Tony Levin, Dave La Rue, Counting Crows, Joe Bonamassa, Escape The Fate, Hinder, and many more!!!