June Issue

Ernie Ball

ARTICLES

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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The Year in Gear 2016

November 28, 2016
Come with us, time travelers, as we revisit a year’s worth of axes, amps, stomps, basses, baritones, and other tools of our music-making trade—all deemed worthy of the Premier Gear Award.
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Tim Commerford: Wakrat and the Power of Now

September 1, 2016
The celebrated Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage bassist explains how his other band's in-your-face, jazz-inspired music is making him play better than ever.
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Ernie Ball Introduces Overdrive and Ambient Delay Expression Pedals

August 8, 2016
Each expression pedal offers dynamic foot control with more sonic expression.
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Tools for the Task: Coated Strings

May 27, 2016
Not a fan of changing strings? Swap in a set that can offer longer life.
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Ernie Ball Announces 40th Anniversary StingRay

April 22, 2016
The Music Man StingRay bass has been embraced as one of the world’s classic electric bass designs.
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Ernie Ball/Music Man St. Vincent Review

February 4, 2016
A light, ultra-ergonomic solidbody with bold looks and tones.
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Ernie Ball Music Man Introduces John Petrucci, St. Vincent, and James Valentine Artist Series Guitars

January 28, 2016
Ernie Ball Music Man Artist Series guitars are ground-up designs created hand-in-hand with the players’ input.
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