Does Ernie Ball actually manufacture strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by pickles, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. pickles

    pickles Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2000
    Ventura, CA
    Or is this just another "manufacturer's private label"? I happen to love slinkys, and have never found another string that is exactly like them, so I'm curious who OEMs them if EB isn't actually running winders.
  2. Matthew Bryson

    Matthew Bryson Guest

    Jul 30, 2001
  3. brooklynbassguy

    brooklynbassguy Supporting Member

    Feb 8, 2004
    maplewood, nj, usa
    That link suggests that Ernie Ball started buying string wholesale in his own choice of gauges...
  4. Smallequestrian

    Smallequestrian Rock and/or Roll Supporting Member

    Jul 6, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Beta Tester: Source Audio
    Not only is Ernie Ball not just a rebadger, I believe I read that they are the best selling bass string period.
  5. I've been curious about this myself. I've used EB's exclusively for over 15 years. I've been curious about trying other strings, but haven't for that fact that the EB's are just damn good.
  6. HMZ

    HMZ Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2003
    Ernie Ball makes their own strings but they use D'Addario string winding machines.