Ernie Ball promises “unsurpassed comfort and control” with its new Comfort Slides

Ernie Ball Comfort Slides
(Image credit: Ernie Ball)

Ernie Ball has debuted the latest addition to its lineup of electric guitar and acoustic guitar accessories – its three-strong range of Comfort Slides, which aim to provide players with the ultimate slide playing experience.

Joining the brand’s steel bar, glass and chrome-plated brass alternatives, the Comfort Slides vow to deliver “unsurpassed comfort and control” thanks to a newly appointed soft inner sleeve.

Said inner sleeve arrives in three different colors depending on the slide size – yellow for small, green for medium, purple for large – and promotes a secure fit that hopes to maximize comfort and control.

And, as an added bonus, the bright sleeve colors are also said to provide greater visibility when playing in dark environments.

The sleeve also covers the diameter of the slide’s bottom section, which provides a barrier between the player’s finger and the rolled metal edge. Again, it’s a nifty extra detail that helps Ernie Ball provide what looks to be one of the most comfortable slides on the market.

On the exterior, the slide makes use of a black chrome-plated brass, which allows the notes to ring out with a “bright, chimey tone and maximum sustain”.

In terms of size, small is recommended for players with ring sizes of 5-7, while medium is for those with a ring size of 8-10. Large, meanwhile, caters to 11-13 ring sizes.

Each Comfort Slide is available now for $18.

For more information, head over to Ernie Ball.

Ernie Ball has been busy revamping its accessories range in recent months, having partnered with Gruv Gear for a new FretWraps line.


Ernie Ball's all-new Comfort Slides are here! Upgrade your slide performance with unsurpassed comfort and control. Available in small, medium, and large, our Comfort Slides are fitted with a soft inner sleeve for a luxurious secure fit. This slide features a smooth black chrome plated brass that allows notes to ring out with a bright, chimney tone for maximum sustain. Order on!

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Matt Owen

Matt is a Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.