Whether you rock a Bigsby, Floyd Rose, or any other trem system, you needn't fear pulling up when you've got Ernie Ball Paradigm strings. They're built to withstand every dive-bomb return and pinch-harmonic squeal you put them through. This is a Skinny Top Heavy Bottom Slinky set with 0.010–0.052-gauge strings. Put them on your favorite guitar, then enjoy the fact that you won't need to replace them for a very long time.
For more than 50 years our family has been committed to crafting guitar strings in Southern California that shape the sound of rock and roll. From the introduction of Slinkys in 1962 to PARADIGM, the world’s most advanced guitar strings ever created, experience the story and passion behind our family’s uncompromising commitment to innovation and tone.
Ernie Ball Slinky Paradigm Electric guitar strings provide unprecedented strength and longer life while retaining 100% Slinky tone and feel. Ernie Ball's industry leading ultra-high strength steel is included in both the wound and plain strings along with a patented reinforcement at the ball end twist of each plain string to provide superior tensile and fatigue strength for strings that lock into tune fast and hold up under the most stressful playing styles and conditions. The coupling of Ernie Ball's Everlast nanotreatment with breakthrough plasma enhanced wrap wire provides added corrosion resistance and reduced accumulation of tone-robbing buildup and debris. Experience the first set of longer lasting strings that are worth playing with all benefits and no compromises.
Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Keith Richards, Paul McCartney, Pete Townshend, Slash and thousands of other guitarists have relied on Ernie Ball to deliver the iconic tone they are known for. PARADIGM continues our legacy of tone by pushing the boundaries of what a guitar string can be - stronger, more durable and longer lasting, without compromising the sound or feel.
Our new state-of-the-art wire drawing process coupled with our patented RPS (reinforced plain string) technology dramatically increases tensile strength by up to 35% and provides up to 70% more fatigue strength than traditional strings.
PARADIGM wrap wire uses an exclusive plasma enhanced process to remove defects and greatly improve corrosion resistance. Our patented Everlast nanotechnology is applied once the strings are wound, changing the way they react to moisture and oils. Get strings that last longer and sound fresher - without the tone-killing side effects of a coated string.
Our exclusive plasma process enhances all PARADIGM wrap wire before it is drawn down to specific gauges. The high heat of the plasma removes contaminants and smooths out defects for a consistent finish. Ensuring that the wire has a more stable microstructure before it is wrapped means the string will last longer.
Don’t let anything get between your strings and your fingers. Developed at Princeton University, Everlast is a groundbreaking nanotechnology just nanometers thin that coats the entirety of the wound string, allowing it to repel moisture and oils that would lead to tone-killing buildup.
Longer lasting strings have always come with a catch; coatings dampen the highs, the way the strings respond, and sometimes even the way they feel. Paradigm leapfrogs these issues with 21st century technology. No coatings, no flaking, zero impact on the legendary Ernie Ball tone you love.