Ernie Ball has partnered with longtime endorsee Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) to provide 20 guitarists a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend a private masterclass with Slash in Hollywood, California. Hidden inside select packs of Ernie Ball electric guitar string sets are five different-colored picks — gold, silver, red, black, and white. Each pick has a corresponding prize including:* Gold – Flight, hotel, and ticket to attend a private masterclass with Slash
* Silver - Custom Ernie Ball Music Man instrument
* Red - $500.00 Guitar Center shopping spree
* Black - Signed copies of Slash's solo record.
* White - Free packs of Ernie Ball strings. "I'm honored to partner with Ernie Ball and work with up-and-coming rock and roll musicians, and I'm keen to see what comes from it," said Slash. Available exclusively at Guitar Center, over 1,000 prizes will be available in all Slinkys, Coated Slinkys, Classic Pure Nickel and 7 String Sets. The promotion runs from February 1 - April 30, 2010, and will coincide with the worldwide release of Slash's new solo album. For more information, visit www.ernieball.com/slash. The iconic guitarist's new album is scheduled to hit stores on April 6, 2010 and features an incredible list of guest appearances, including Ozzy Osbourne, M. Shadows, Fergie, Adam Levine, Lemmy Kilmister, and more.