As guitarists, we all know how fussy we can be. Some of us spend hours compiling different strings from different sets all in the pursuit of the tone we seek, an often tiresome and costly journey to articulate the sounds we here in our minds. In 2019, in the spirit of embracing our idiosyncrasies and perpetual search to find the perfect gauge combination, Ernie Ball introduced the Mammoth, Mega, and Primo string sets to its world-famous Slinky line of electric guitar strings. This year they welcomed four additional gauge combinations: Mighty, Turbo, Mondo, and Skinny Top Beefy Bottom Slinky guitar sets, designed, of course, to make our lives a little easier!
The Mighty, Turbo, Mondo, and Skinny Top Beefy Bottom Slinky guitar sets feature the same bright and balanced tone that Slinkys are known for, now in never-before-offered combinations. All sets feature nickel-plated steel wrap wire around a tin-plated hex core for that iconic Slinky feel and tone that players have relied on for decades.
When 8 is not enough but 9 is too much. Mighty Slinkys sit between the popular Super Slinky and Extra Slinky strings while providing a fast, light tension across all six strings.
Gauge combinations: 8.5, 11, 15, 22w, 30, 40
Turbo Slinkys sit neatly between the popular Regular Slinky and Hybrid Slinky strings while providing a balanced, comfortable feel across all six strings. This combination is ideal for players who are looking for added playability with minimal differences in tone and tension.
combination: 9.5, 12, 16, 26, 36, 46
Mondo Slinky sets include half-guage strings and are ideal for players who prefer a heavier low end with only a slight difference in tension on the plain strings.
Gauge combination: 10.5, 13.5, 17.5, 30, 42, 52
Skinny Top Beefy Bottom
Skinny Top Beefy Bottom Slinkys combine the lighter playability of the Regular Slinky set with slightly heavier wound strings than the popular Beefy Slinky set. This combination is perfect for lead players who love to bend for solo work coupled with an even beefier bottom end for rhythm and chords.
Gauge combination: 10, 13, 17, 32, 44, 5