[linux-audio-user] Hello List

Michael T D Nelson m_nels at gmx.net
Fri Nov 25 09:35:50 EST 2005

Sean Edwards wrote:
> I use Ernie Ball strings exclusively but not only
> because they sound great.  Put this into your favorite
> search engine to find out why: linux "ernie ball"

It's a good story, that, isn't it? Pretty much on-topic for this list, too.

I just read an interview on CNET with Sterling Ball. He comes across as 
a fairly level-headed guy. It even sounds as though their licensing 
transgression was more-or-less accidental. It certainly cost them a lot 
of money.

Ernie Ball sounds like one of those companies you'd quite like to work 
for, doesn't it? Although I realise that can be an illusion.

It's a shame, because I've become quite attached to (very heavy gauge) 
Elixir strings (electric and acoustic guitars). They're pricy, but they 
sound good, and last a lot longer (even with my ultra-corrosive fingers).

Maybe I should try to persuade Elixir to migrate too... :o)


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