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Ernie Ball 2734 Cobalt Super Slinky Electric Bass Strings  

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Ernie Ball

Try the new and improved super slinky feel and fat tone.

Ernie Ball 2734 Cobalt Super Slinky Electric Bass Strings are round-wound for maximum clarity and serious punch. The Cobalt Series is clearly an improvement on its classic nickel-wound counterpart giving the player increased sustain, clarity and output. In addition, they resist sweat and moisture better and have unmatched flexibility when compared to other nickel wound strings.

"Ernie Ball Cobalt Bass Strings are the new standard! Bigger, better tone, sustain and volume. Finally a real innovation with strings." - Randy Jackson
"I can't believe how much low end I get out of Ernie Ball Cobalt Bass Strings. Also, the high end is super crisp, seemingly with more definition. Unbelievable." - Dave Larue

All Ernie Ball strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and the most exacting specs to assure consistency, optimum performance and long life. Made in the USA.

Gauges 45-65-80-100.

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Start hearing and feeling the Cobalt difference today. Order now!

 
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Ernie Ball2734 Cobalt Super Slinky Electric Bass Strings
 
3.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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40%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (4)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (3)

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    5.0

    Excellent customer service!

    By kmh2476

    from Pittsburgh, Pa

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2734 Cobalt Super Slinky Electric Bass Strings:

      Great price and free shipping! I will be returning to this online shop for more purchases!

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Not blown away.

      By Werlybrd

      from Long Island

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2734 Cobalt Super Slinky Electric Bass Strings:

            I am not going to be overly harsh on these strings because they do have a somewhat unique tonal quality that has its charms, nearly everything else is a fail.

            The strings are a dull silver color rather than shiny, who cares, but they also make your fingers smell like you were digging deep into a jar of pennies. I smell it while playing, then have to wash my hands afterwards. With nickel strings I don't.

            They are also much harsher on the fingers than traditional ernie ball strings.

            And these strings are also 50% more money. To me, whatever these strings bring to the table in terms of tone is overshadowed by its flaws. I prefer the original ernie ball super slinky.

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            2.0

            1 hour and 1 broken strings

            By BurtRussell

            from Austin Texas

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Breaks Easy

            Best Uses

            • Teasing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2734 Cobalt Super Slinky Electric Bass Strings:

            I really can't believe I just spent this amount of money for less than an hour of play time before my E string BROKE. The feel of these strings was very very nice. The sound was also quite nice, but I don't know how it develops over time as they are now in the trash.

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            5.0

            Works for me, find what works for you.

            By RodgerCodger

            from Earths moon

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Great sound

            Cons

            • Haven't Broken Yet

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • For Stringing A Bass
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2734 Cobalt Super Slinky Electric Bass Strings:

            I bought these while I was waiting on an order of custom gauge SS strings from EB. I was impatient and decided to try these since I could find them in a local store. ( would have prefered to tried .45 .65 .85 and .105) but this is all they had.

            I recently replaced the electronics in my schecter Raiden-special-4 with a 3 band parametric EQ, some pre-built thing from korea. Been satisfied with the tone control from that, but when I put these strings on I didn't notice volume, but it seems to be meshing nicely with my electronics and pickups to create a serious bite / growl that I can tame with my mid/mid frequency control. It is exactly what I have been looking for. Some people may find them too bright (ex. hand slide noise) but it seems to me any bass's controlls could tame that. To each his own. These are bright and in my particular setup happen to have finally achieved an amazing growl without seeming like distortion. Like others say it feels like a mix between nickel and SS, it will take some getting used to over the nickel hybrid slinky custom gauge but the gauges and playability and sound seemed to work out perfectly.

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            2.0

            Just broke two of four strings

            By Flip

            from Minneapolis, MN

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Breaks Easy

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2734 Cobalt Super Slinky Electric Bass Strings:

              I just purchased these and broke both the E and the D string upon stringing. The E was sounding at an A below E when it broke while the D broke when sounding at a B. To be fair the remaining strings sounded nice when I plucked them but I think i'll go back to what I know works.

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              1.0

              These strings suck!!!!!!

              By DrThunder43

              from Phoenix Arizona

              About Me Professional Musician

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                Cons

                • Breaks Easy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2734 Cobalt Super Slinky Electric Bass Strings:

                  I normally do not use Ernie Ball strings at all. For some reason the company always came across as low quality. Turns out I was right. I normally use Daddario, Fender, or Dean Markley strings. However, the Cobalt strings intrigued me so I put away my misgivings and forked over the funds for a set. Within five minutes of having them on the A string broke! I was not even playing that hard so I was really disgusted that my first set of Ernie Ball strings didn't last past the initial stringing. I will never buy another set of overpriced low quality Ernie Ball strings ever again!!!

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                  5.0

                  Got Admit.....

                  By MTE PocketMan

                  from Northern Va

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2734 Cobalt Super Slinky Electric Bass Strings:

                  My only complaint is the metallic oder they give off. I guess understandable considering the Alloy itself
                  This New Alloy, has really great Sonic propertys!! The allow the strings to pull out all the Tonal Spectrums in each string!!!!
                  Excellent quality. I've had them for 3 months with an average of 2-4 hours of play every day.
                  Considering how low these strings hold their "sonic capabilities", they are at a good Price Point

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                  (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Not a Fan!

                  By Michael Ward

                  from Bloomington, MN

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2734 Cobalt Super Slinky Electric Bass Strings:

                  I picked up a set of these at the local shop a couple days ago. They're not very fingerpick friendly similar to steel strings that chew up the fingers. They have a flat grey look to them and a unique smelling metallic residue to them that I felt like I had to wash my hands afterwards, but that might be temporary and possibly normal for a new fresh pack of cobalt strings. I tried them out on my practice amp the first night and they seemed very strong in the mid-range and bright like steel strings. The next day I tried them at practice on my bigger rig and they had a very unique but strong mid-range and a muffled sound to them similar to a warm flatwound. They didn't "cut through" like nickel strings would. I wasn't liking the feel, smell, or sound at all. It was a very odd experience. I wouldn't say they're "bad", just "different". Give them a shot if you're looking for something different on the warmer end of the mid-range spectrum. They just didn't work for me. I realized that I'm a HUGE fan of nickel strings after trying these out. I'm not a fan of the cobalt at all.

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