Ernie Ball Introduces the Pick Buddy and the Polylock Strap

Ernie Ball has unveiled a new way to keep your picks handy on your bass and a simple strap-locking system to keep your bass in place.
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Adhesive-free compact thermoplastic holder that keeps your pick close at hand! Great for musicians who combine various finger-style / plectrum techniques on bass or guitar. Using our innovative self-adhesive suction technology simply press Pick Buddy onto your pickguard or nearly any surface of your guitar for instant access to your pick.


  • Adhesive free lightweight thermoplastic leaving no residue
  • Instant access to your pick
  • Perfect for various finger / plectrum performance techniques
  • Adheres to instrument in seconds
  • Never lose your pick again
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Locking Strap for Electric Guitar and Bass. Patent-pending design makes it easy to securely attach the strap to your electric guitar or bass, without the need for modification or bulky hardware. Simply fasten your Ernie Ball PolyLock Strap to the existing strap buttons on virtually any electric guitar or bass and you’re set!


  • Locking Strap for Electric Guitars and Basses
  • 2” Polyweb Strap
  • Adjustable Length from 38 - 67”
  • Patent Pending Design
  • No Need for Instrument Modification
  • May not be compatible w/ certain models including Danelectro and newer SG style guitars

For more information and to order your own: Ernie Ball



Ernie Ball Coated Slinky Strings

WHEN ROLAND “ERNIE” BALL FIRST UNVEILED his custom-gauge Slinky strings in 1962—so named because their light gauge made the strings feel a whole lot easier on the fingers—he revolutionized an industry.