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Ball had already distinguished himself as an excellent steel ernie ball 2220 guitar player. Here was a guy that lived and breathed guitars. When approached by sales representatives of companies that manufactured drums, he would tell them he was not interested in their merchandise. His store only sold guitars and guitar related products.
Ball asked Fender to produce a set of guitar strings that were lighter and featured a plain G string. They refused.
Gibson also rebuffed Mr. Ball’s request. Ball also bought and sold single strings so that musicians could experiment with their individual preferences.
So Ernie went to a string manufacturer and asked them to package strings with a 24 gauge third string, which they did.