February 2019

Ernie Ball

ARTICLES

Kurt Vile and Steve Gunn: Into the Mystic

February 21, 2019
Two exploratory rockers discuss their Philadelphia roots and the magic of collaboration, alternate tunings, old and loved guitars, and the search for transportive vocal and 6-string sounds.
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Rig Rundown: Tom Morello

February 13, 2019
Rock’s biggest “DJ” proves that, though his gear hasn't changed since the early ’90s, he still can rip out fresh ideas with ease and flair.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Debuts 2019 Line of John Petrucci Majesty Guitars

January 31, 2019
Six new colors added to popular Majesty guitar line, along with the ultra-premium Tiger Eye Majesty guitar.
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Ernie Ball Introduces the VPJR Tuner Pedal

January 26, 2019
A two-in-one unit offering an enhanced-definition digital tuner and volume control.
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NAMM 2019 Editors' Picks Day 2

January 25, 2019
Session guitarist/demo guy extraordinaire (and PG Tone Tips columnist) Pete Thorn joins us to discuss the latest gear from Ernie Ball, Alexander Pedals, Waterloo, Sound City, and more.
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Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo Review

September 4, 2018
Treadle control of tremolo and reverb unleashes an atmosphere machine.
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Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay Special Bass Review

July 12, 2018
An iconic bass design undergoes a subtle yet significant refresh, both inside and out.
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St. Vincent & Ernie Ball Music Man Introduce 2018 Signature Guitar Models

June 14, 2018
Grammy award-winning artist St. Vincent and Ernie Ball Music Man, premier manufacturer of musical instruments, have announced additions to their critically acclaimed line of St. Vincent Signature Guitars.
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Daniel Donato Live at PG

May 4, 2018
One of Nashville's young guns stops by PGHQ for a live jam with a new one-off prototype from Ernie Ball Music Man.
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First Look: Ernie Ball Expression Tremolo

April 23, 2018
PG's John Bohlinger throws a triple-humbucker PRS, B-bender Tele, and a Filter'Tron-equipped lap steel at a uniquely controllable pulse machine.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Launches the Expression Tremolo Pedal and Updates the the StingRay4 and StingRay5

January 28, 2018
Updated improvements include an enhanced contour that is rounded for more comfort, a sculpted neck joint, and streamlined bridge and saddles.
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Tools for the Task: Volume Pedals

November 12, 2017
Ten volume pedal options aimed at making guitarists feel swell.
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Rig Rundown: A Day to Remember

October 25, 2017
The adventurous metalcore crew explains how their guitar idols influenced their traditional-meets-digital setups.
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St. Vincent and Ernie Ball Music Man Announce Release of Limited-Edition 'Masseduction' Signature Guitar

September 14, 2017
Only twelve of the guitars will be sold globally through select music instrument retailers.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Announces 30th Anniversary StingRay5 Bass

February 21, 2017
The new anniversary edition sports a transparent buttercream finish with red tortoise-shell pickguard, and is highlighted by a roasted figured maple neck.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Updates StingRay and Cutlass Models

February 14, 2017
The Cutlass now features an HSS pickup configuration.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Debuts 2017 Line of John Petrucci Majesty Guitars

February 6, 2017
While previous models have featured a completely matte finish, the Monarchy series features a glossy finish on the front and a matte finish on the back.
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Ernie Ball Announces Paradigm Strings

January 22, 2017
Paradigm strings maintain familiar Slinky tone while offering exceptional break-resistance and durability that's backed by a guarantee to not break or rust within 90 days of purchase.
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Ernie Ball Ambient Delay Review

January 17, 2017
Expression pedal, delay, and reverb combine in an impressively practical and potent effect.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Caprice Review

December 16, 2016
Long known primarily for their classic active basses, the historic builder debuts a strong new passive 4-string.
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