A cardiac lead having ring electrodes positioned at predetermined locations along the length of the lead either for stimulating the heart at various selected locations, or for sensing electrical signals generated at various selected locations within the heart. The cardiac lead includes an insulative tubing having a plurality of pairs of apertures positioned at selected locations along the length of the tubing. A plurality of conductors are positioned within the tubing and extend through respective ones of the pairs of apertures. A plurality of ring electrodes are each positioned to cover a pair of apertures. The ring electrodes are mechanically bonded to the insulative tubing and are electrically connected to the conductors.