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Ernie Ball launches 4 new Slinky string sets - meet the Turbo, Mighty, Mondo, and Skinny Top Beefy Bottom

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Announced at NAMM, Ernie Ball’s new Turbo, Mondo, Skinny Top Beefy Bottom, and Mighty Slinky sets are now officially available - offering users custom string gauges that have never been available via the brand before.

All of the new sets will feature a nickel-plated steel wrap wire around a tin-plated hex core for that iconic Slinky feel and tone that has made it the most popular string line in guitar history.

The Turbo Slinkys (9.5, 12, 16, 26, 36, 46) fit neatly between Regular Slinkys and Hybrid Slinkys, great for those transitioning from 9s to 10s or back down. The Mondo Slinkys (10.5, 13.5, 17.5, 30, 42, 52) will be welcome news for those who tune lower or want to get as much out of their instrument without going as heavy as 11s.

Then there’s the Skinny Top Beefy Bottom Slinkys (10, 13, 17, 32, 44, 54) for a happy medium between riffing and bending, and they will come in both 6-string and 7-string (10, 13, 17, 30, 42, 52, 62) forms.

Finally, aimed at those who prefer the lighter gauges, the new Mighty Slinkys (8.5, 11, 15, 22w, 30, 40) will sit between the popular Super Slinky and Extra Slinky strings, providing a fast, light tension across all six strings.

For more information, head to Ernie Ball (opens in new tab).

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Amit has been writing for titles like Total GuitarMusicRadar and Guitar World for over a decade and counts Richie Kotzen, Guthrie Govan and Jeff Beck among his primary influences. He's interviewed everyone from Ozzy Osbourne and Lemmy to Slash and Jimmy Page, and once even traded solos with a member of Slayer on a track released internationally. As a session guitarist, he's played alongside members of Judas Priest and Uriah Heep in London ensemble Metalworks, as well as handling lead guitars for legends like Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols, The Faces) and Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, G3).