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Interview: Dream Theater’s John Petrucci

At Sweetwater, we try to get to know every one of our customers personally. It turns out some of them are a pretty big deal in the music industry. They're also some of the coolest we know. Do you want to meet some... Read more »

Ernie Ball Paradigm Guitar Strings Review

Don Carr presents next-generation guitar strings from Ernie Ball — Paradigm guitar strings. Ernie Ball Paradigm acoustic guitar strings are amazingly resistant to rust and breakage — and whether you earn a living... Read more »

Ernie Ball Paradigm Guitar Strings Review

Don Carr presents next-generation guitar strings from Ernie Ball — Paradigm guitar strings. Ernie Ball Paradigm acoustic guitar strings are amazingly resistant to rust and breakage — and whether you earn a living... Read more »

Ernie Ball Paradigm Strings

Paradigm Strings Last Longer, with Classic Ernie Ball Tone Ernie Ball has been crafting popular guitar strings for over 50 years, and the Ernie Ball Paradigm series represents their most advanced string technology... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017: Ernie Ball Paradigm Strings

Ernie Ball continues their tradition of innovation with the Paradigm series of strings. Boasting some of the world's most advanced string technology, Paradigm sets deliver up to 37% more tensile strength and up to... Read more »

Ernie Ball Expression Series Ambient Delay Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yulh_GBSLwU Don Carr presents the Ernie Ball Ambient Delay, part of their Expression Series of effects pedals. It offers delay and reverb that are completely variable via the pedal's... Read more »

Ernie Ball Offers Beta Test of Upcoming New Strings

Ernie Ball has combined everything they have learned over the past five decades of making guitar strings and put it to work to create the new Paradigm electric and acoustic guitar strings. And now, for a limited... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Ernie Ball Pick Buddy

The Ernie Ball Pick Buddy pick holder places your guitar pick right on the top of your guitar for quick switching from fingerstyle to flatpicking. It's non-adhesive design is a Sweetwater favorite, and is based... Read more »

Andy McKee Interview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRjB6_1dPrg Mitch Gallagher sits down with guitar virtuoso Andy McKee for this episode of Guitars and Gear. Andy visited Sweetwater to showcase Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze strings and... Read more »

Gig Bag Essentials

A gig bag can be the most convenient way to carry your instrument. Whether you're going to a friend's house for an impromptu jam, taking your axe on vacation, playing a club gig across town or doing a world tour... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Ernie Ball Slinky Flatwounds

Joining the ever-growing lineup of string designs, the Ernie Ball Slinky Flatwound electric bass strings bring a twist to the common flatwound string. Slinky Flatwounds are the first flatwound bass string to use... Read more »

Tuner on a Sidechain

For electric guitarists and bassists, one way to help tidy up and disaster proof your signal flow is to put your tuner on a sidechain. A sidechain is a separate signal path that feeds from your main signal path, in... Read more »

Strap Locks – The Best Insurance

Strap locks are the easiest and most inexpensive way to protect your guitar. For most guitarists, this is an after-thought or not even considered, but in any situation that inolves standing and playing the guitar... Read more »

Steve Morse and Dave LaRue Rock Sweetwater

Guitar hero Steve Morse and bass virtuoso Dave LaRue visited Sweetwater yesterday for an incredible workshop sponsored by Ernie Ball/Music Man. The dynamic duo rocked on several of their songs, discussed their Music... Read more »

Experience Morse

You could win a private guitar lesson with legendary virtuoso Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs, Kansas, The Steve Morse Band)! Ernie Ball/Music Man have partnered with Sweetwater to bring you the contest of a... Read more »

Live from NAMM: Ernie Ball John Petrucci “Majesty” Signature

Ernie Ball was showing the newest signature model from Dream Theater's John Petrucci. Six- and seven-string models were on display, with special tremolo bridges with piezo pickups for acoustic tones as well as... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2014: Ernie Ball Aluminum Bronze Acoustic Strings

Ernie Ball unleashes a major innovation in acoustic strings: Aluminum Bronze. Compared to phosphor bronze, Aluminum Bronze delivers a more powerful bass and crisper highs, along with increased clarity and... Read more »

M.I.P.A. Winners Announced

Each year, at the Musikmesse trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, the world's journalists get together and present awards to the best products in a wide range of categories — the Musikmesse International Press... Read more »

Volume Pedal Placement on a Pedalboard

Q: I have a guitar pedalboard question for you guys: I play passive electric guitars and use a Ernie Ball VP JR volume pedal on the front end of my pedalboard as a general volume control pot. Should I go from my... Read more »

Cool Tool Alert

Who wants to waste time changing strings? All that tedious cranking of tuners...if you've got better things to do with you time, check out this little beauty from Ernie Ball: the PowerPeg, a motorized peg winder... Read more »