Ernie Ball Launches New Gauge Combos for Slinky & Earthwood Strings

All-new gauge combinations of world-famous Slinky line of electric guitar, bass guitar, and the Earthwood line of acoustic guitar strings.

For electric players, Zippy, Hyper, Magnum, and Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 7-String Slinky guitar and Hyper Bass sets feature the same great bright and balanced tone that Slinkys are known for in new never-before-offered gauge combinations. Featuring nickel-plated steel wrap wire and a tin-plated hex core, these new gauges provide the same Slinky feel and tone that players have relied on for decades. Now available in:

  • Zippy Slinky (7, 9, 13, 20w, 26, 36)
  • Hyper Slinky (8, 11, 14, 24w, 32, 42)
  • Magnum Slinky (12, 16, 22w, 32, 44, 56)
  • Skinny Top Heavy Bottom 7 String (10, 13, 17, 30, 42, 52, 62)
  • Hyper Slinky Bass (40, 60, 80, 100)

For acoustic players, Earthwood Custom Light, Custom Medium, and Custom Light 12-String sets offer players more options to select their preference for an optimal balance of tension, projection, and playability. These new string sets are available in phosphor bronze and 80/20 bronze, with tin plated high carbon steel plain strings. New gauges include: Earthwood Guitar Strings in both 80/20 and Phosphor Bronze:

  • Custom Light (11.5, 15.5, 22w, 32, 44, 54)
  • Custom Medium (12.5, 16.5, 24w, 34, 46, 56)
  • 12 String Custom Light (10-10, 14-14, 22w-9, 30-12, 10-18p, 48-28)

These expanded Slinky and Earthwood offerings are available now at authorized Ernie Ball dealers. Visit Ernie Ball online at and

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