Ernie Ball Music Man officially launches patent-pending Heat-Treated pickup technology on three new guitar models

Ernie Ball Music Man
(Image credit: Ernie Ball Music Man)

After unveiling the technology at this year’s NAMM show, Ernie Ball Music Man has officially launched three new electric guitar models equipped with its patent-pending Heat-Treated pickups, the Sabre HT, Cutlass HT and StingRay HT.

To recap, the new pickup technology is inspired by “decades of electric guitar string research” at EBMM, and – incorporating principles and insights that contributed to the development of the company’s Cobalt and M-Steel Slinky strings – features an entirely new material.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.