NAMM 2018: Ernie Ball

New Products from Ernie Ball
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Expression Tremolo Pedal

The Expression Tremolo Pedal features a compact design that maximizes playability, while providing a minimized footprint on stage or as part of a pedal board. Incorporating a tonal palette that simply can't be matched by traditional "on/off" stompboxes, the Expression Tremolo Pedal is constructed with a sealed aircraft-grade aluminum chassis that offers improved mechanical and electrical protection.

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Everlast Picks

The new Everlast picks are manufactured from highly durable, wear-resistant Delrin material for a more secure non-slip surface. The new picks are available in eight different thicknesses that are fluorescent color-coded as follows: 0.48mm (Blue); 0.60mm (Pink); 0.73mm (Orange); 0.88mm (Green); 1.0MM (Purple); 1.14mm (Red); 1.5mm (Yellow); and 2.0mm (Teal). The Everlast Picks are also available in 12-pack bags.

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Instrument and Audio Cables

Ernie Ball introduces a new line of high-quality instrument, microphone, patch and speaker cables that are ultra-durable, include a 99.95% oxygen-free copper conductor, are dual-shielded for durability and low noise, and come with a limited lifetime warranty.

The Instrument cables feature a high-quality design made with superior components that are built to last, delivering reliably clear tone with crisp highs, tight mids and rich harmonics. Multiple shielding materials preserve the signal with low handling noise, and the PVC exterior or wide selection of braided jacket exteriors provides a long-lasting, tangle-resistant experience.

Ernie Ball speaker cables feature dual stranded 16-gauge conductors, delivering a reliably clear signal, and the durable PVC jacket exterior ensures long-lasting performance.

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40th Anniversary Volume Pedal

Ernie Ball first introduced its original Volume Pedal in 1977, guitarists around the world immediately embraced it for its expression, reliability, rugged construction and ability to perform flawlessly night-after-night.

The Ernie Ball 40th Anniversary Volume Pedal (VP) celebrates the original volume pedal by introducing a luxurious limited-edition slate black aluminum chassis for a striking appearance both on and off stage. A redesigned ultra-durable PVC-coated Kevlar® cord improves potentiometer traction for precise volume control and a super-smooth foot sweep. The 40th Anniversary VP features a switchable taper for two distinct swell rates and works with both active and passive audio signals, plus has a tuner output for tuning at any volume level.

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Prodigy Picks

Prodigy picks are manufactured from highly durable, wear-resistant Delrin material for a more secure non-slip surface. The beveled edge and sharp point allow for less drag, added articulation and precise control while playing.

Two sizes are available: the Prodigy Pick (Standard) and Prodigy Pick Mini, both offered in two thicknesses: 1.5mm (Black) and 2.0mm (white).

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Upgraded Cutlass and StingRay Guitars

Ernie Ball has upgraded its Cutlass and StingRay guitars with new premium neck configurations and two new colors: Firemist Silver and Stealth Black.

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The Ernie Ball Music Man StingRay guitar pays homage to the vintage styling and cosmetic appeal of 1970’s Music Man designs. The 2018 StingRay premium neck wood configurations include figured roasted maple neck with ebony, rosewood or roasted maple fingerboard. The StingRay features vintage spec humbucking pickups, a super-smooth modern tremolo system and off-set lightweight African Mahogany body. A three-way switch accesses versatile coil combinations, while the oversized 4-over-2 headstock with straight string pull provides superior tuning stability. The StingRay HH is now available in Firemist Silver, Stealth Black, Gloss Black, Coral Red, Charcoal Frost, Ivory White, and Vintage Tabacco.

Cutlass HSS guitar:
The 2018 Cutlass HSS features premium neck wood configurations including figured roasted maple neck with ebony, rosewood or roasted maple fingerboard.TheHSS model features an alder body, super-smooth modern tremolo and oversized 4-over-2 headstock. The bridge pickup is a custom-wound Ernie Ball Music Man ceramic humbucker with a vintage sound that complements the single coils. The Cutlass HSS is now available in Firemist Silver, Stealth Black, Gloss Black, Coral Red, Vintage Turquoise, Ivory White, Charcoal Frost, and Vintage Sunburst.

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The 2018 Cutlass features premium neck wood configurations including figured roasted maple neck with ebony, rosewood or roasted maple fingerboard. The Cutlass features vintage spec electronics, a modern tremolo system and lightweight alder body. An oversized 4-over-2 headstock with straight string pull provides superior tuning stability. The Cutlass SSS is available in Firemist Silver, Coral Red, Gloss Black, Ivory White, Vintage Turquoise, Charcoal Frost, and Vintage Sunburst.

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St. Vincent Guitars

Envisioned and designed by St. Vincent with support from the award-winning engineering team at Ernie Ball Music Man, this unique electric guitar was crafted to perfectly fit her form, playing technique and personal style.

New for 2018, the St. Vincent signature model will also be offered with Ernie Ball Music Man designed dual humbucking pickups. The new St Vincent HH package will feature a lightweight African Mahogany body, custom-voiced humbucking pickups, Ernie Ball Music Man modern tremolo, Schaller locking tuners, five-way switch and roasted maple neck. Additional appointments include chrome or black hardware, matching pickup covers and optional ebony or rosewood fingerboard standard (depending on body color). The St. Vincent signature is available in four new colors: Charcoal Sparkle, Blue Dawn, Stealth Black, and Seabreeze.

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Signature “Valentine” Model Guitars

Ernie Ball has expanded its line of James Valentine “Valentine” Signature Series guitars with three new colors and a tremolo option. The new colors include Saturn Gold, Husker Red, and Toluca Lake Blue.

The Ernie Ball Music Man "Valentine" guitar features a slab ash body, two Ernie Ball Music Man-designed pickups (1-humbucker/1-single coil) with 3-way custom wired lever switch, coil tap, modern hardtail bridge or optional Ernie Ball Music Man tremolo with vintage bent steel saddles, 25.5-inch scale, oil- and wax-rubbed roasted maple neck with 10-inch-radius maple fingerboard, 22 stainless-steel frets, oversized 4-over-2 headstock, Schaller locking tuners, and compensated nut, designed for superior tuning stability.

For more information, come to Booth 5220, D5 or online at ernieball.com and music-man.com

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