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Introducing Ernie Ball FretWraps by Gruv Gear. Ernie Ball is proud to partner with premium lifestyle accessory brand Gruv Gear to offer all-new string dampers to its growing line of guitar accessories.

What an honor to team up with our friends at Ernie Ball! When we first invented FretWraps well over 10 years ago, I didn’t realize it would become such an indispensable tool for guitarists and bassists worldwide. Having the stellar Ernie Ball badge on this wildly popular product marks another great milestone for both companies. We’re all very excited! - Jay Baldemor

The Ernie Ball FretWraps by Gruv Gear are a professional string dampener/muting accessory that every studio, session player, and tapping aficionado should have. Slide on the FretWrap to effectively cut overtones and sympathetic resonance during recording, live performance, two-hand tapping, or any situation that requires unwanted string noise or ringing. The adjustable strap lets you fine-tune the pressure and dampening of the strings. You can quickly slide the dampener over the headstock when not in use.

Available in 3 sizes:

● SM - Fits 4-string basses, 6-string electric and acoustic guitars, and ukeleles

● MD - Fits 5-string basses & 6-string classical guitars

● LG - Fits 6-string basses, 7 & 8-string electric guitars


In 1962, veteran player and guitar teacher Ernie Ball created Slinkys®, the innovative light gauge electric guitar strings widely revered by thousands of iconic players including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Paul McCartney, Metallica, Brad Paisley, Slash, John Petrucci, Angus Young, and John Mayer. The strings are all crafted in Coachella, CA. Ernie Ball also offers state-of-the-art instrument accessories that are carried in more than 6,000 stores in the U.S. and 120 countries worldwide. Officially purchasing the Music Man® company in 1984, Sterling, joined later by his sons Scott and Brian, has built a team of dedicated professionals based in San Luis Obispo, CA who collectively share a common goal: crafting the highest level of hand-crafted instruments available. Originally founded by Tom Walker, Forrest White and Leo Fender in 1974, Music Man built its name leading an industry revolution, introducing active electronics on its production instruments. As part of the team during the ’70s, Sterling Ball played an important role in the design and development of the iconic StingRay basses. The family-run company maintains its founder's dedication to preserving the musician's playing experience and delivering superior sound quality through the development of new products, such as Cobalt Slinkys, M-Steel, Earthwood, and the revolutionary Element Shield Packaging, keeping each set as fresh as the day they were made. The company also fosters artist development through musician-focused programs such as the world's largest and longest-running unsigned artist programs, where bands compete each year for the chance to play live on national tours, festivals, and events. Visit them online at and


Gruv Gear is a premium lifestyle accessory brand originally rooted in the creative community. Distributed in over 60 countries, it aims to revolutionize the musician and jetsetter's lifestyle with its innovative backpacks, cases and innovative accessories. Over 250 world-class performers, producers, photographers, and million-mile travelers endorse and trust Gruv Gear with their everyday carry and tech essentials.