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Ernie Ball 2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String Electric Bass Strings   

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Ernie Ball 2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky Bass Strings for 5-string bass are round-wound for maximum clarity and serious punch. The Cobalt Regular Slinky...Read More

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Ernie Ball 2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky Bass Strings for 5-string bass are round-wound for maximum clarity and serious punch. The Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String set 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. Cobalt is the most magnetically active string alloy on the planet and attracts the magnets in your pickups more than any other string.

"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: 45-65-80-100-130.

Try the new and improved slinky feel and fat tone.


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

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Ernie Ball2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String Electric Bass Strings
 
4.2

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Great feel (3)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (3)

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

These Ernie Ball Cobalt Bass Strings are GREAT!

I thought I'd give these Ernie Ball Cobalt strings a try on this new 5-string bass i picked up, and man was i pleasantly surprised! Up until now the only bass strings i...Read complete review

I thought I'd give these Ernie Ball Cobalt strings a try on this new 5-string bass i picked up, and man was i pleasantly surprised! Up until now the only bass strings i liked for fretted bass were Rotosound RB45s - to MY ear, all others i had tried lacked a vibrancy and beautiful ringing presence that the Rotosounds gave me ..until i tried these Cobalts. Now I haven't done an A/B comparison between the Rotos and the Cobalts to see how they compare to each other. But i CAN say that i am VERY pleased with the Cobalts.
Features? They're bass strings, a core of metal with wire windings. How many features are possible? These do have nice clarity and low end as well, a very vibrant and LIVE sound.
Quality seems top notch as always with Ernie Ball. I've never had a bad Ernie Ball string.Then again, i've never gotten a defective string from any manufacturer. The cobalt plating or whatever they do, does seem to make for a REALLY nice sound, I've only had them on a few weeks, so i can't tell you if they'll go dead and lose that great sound in 3/4/5/... weeks. Time will tell. But so far they still have that 'new string' sound. They didn't require much stretching at ALL, it was an UNUSUALLY small amount of stretching required. So that's very handy, instead of having to mess around retuning cuz it went flat yet again. These just settled into place an were ready to go. I suppose this fact should have gone under features.
Since i haven't compared them side by side with the Rotosounds i usually use on fretted bass, I can't say. The Rotosounds are 2/3 the price of the Cobalts. But the cobalts do also seem to have a smoother feel. I think the Cobalts are a fine value though. They're not overpriced for what you get.

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Not That Great

I first got these in a Sam Ash store when I saw that they were made of cobalt. I've had these strings for less than a month and have really liked them. They have...Read complete review

I first got these in a Sam Ash store when I saw that they were made of cobalt. I've had these strings for less than a month and have really liked them. They have a great punchy tone which sounds great to me. But, while tuning DOWN to C standard from E standard(only tuning the E,A,D, and G strings) to practice with my band, the D string broke. I was so surprised I thought I accidentally tuned up, but I would never do that. I had to replace it with regular Nickel strings from my 4-string. Not a week later, I was tuning down once again and the G string broke. For such a price and so little life, these strings were a bust.

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1.0

I will not be buying these again

By 

from Wisconsin

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Breaks Easy

Best Uses

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String Electric Bass Strings:

    I tried 2 sets of these strings, with the first set,my D string broke near the machine head while down tuning. This was less than 2 weeks after I got them. I wrote to ernie ball and explained what happened and they were good about it and sent me a new set. Those did the same thing, same string but they lasted about 1 month this time....

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    5.0

    The best

    By 

    from Bowling Green

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String Electric Bass Strings:

      Great product as always I use only Cobalt strings on all my string instrutments

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      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      back to nickel

      By 

      from CT

      About Me Novice

      Pros

        Cons

        • Breaks Easy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String Electric Bass Strings:

          in less than a week my d-string broke while tuning to standard.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Strings

          By 

          from Salt Lake City, UT

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Great Feel
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String Electric Bass Strings:

            I use these on my Music Man Stingray 5. I go back and forth between these and the nickel strings occasionally, and the Cobalts are definitely the better pick. The output is significantly better than any string I've used. Lots of clarity and the highs ring through without any weird overtones like some strings have. I noticed no one has really reviewed the actual feel of the string yet, which is weird. Compared to the nickel strings, these feel a little more rigid. Not a bad thing, honestly. I prefer it over the nickel feel. The price is definitely more than worth what EB have made here.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Expectations were high!

            By 

            from Georgia

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Great Feel
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Price

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String Electric Bass Strings:

            I've been playing bass professionally for about 9 years now. I have used many different brands of strings, but I always come back to Ernie Ball strings. I figured I'd give these a shot because one of my heroes RANDY JACKSON endorses them and uses them himself. I was immediately impressed when I played on them on my Fender 5 string Standard Jazz. There's no need to break these in like other strings, these babies are ready to go! Will purchase again.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            nothing compares 2 this

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            from monterrey, MX

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String Electric Bass Strings:

                Best sounding strings i ever purchased. strong tone, sparkle crispy sound. and they last forever(figurative speaking)

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not That Great

                By 

                from New Jersey

                About Me Novice

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Breaks Easy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String Electric Bass Strings:

                  I first got these in a Sam Ash store when I saw that they were made of cobalt. I've had these strings for less than a month and have really liked them. They have a great punchy tone which sounds great to me. But, while tuning DOWN to C standard from E standard(only tuning the E,A,D, and G strings) to practice with my band, the D string broke. I was so surprised I thought I accidentally tuned up, but I would never do that. I had to replace it with regular Nickel strings from my 4-string. Not a week later, I was tuning down once again and the G string broke. For such a price and so little life, these strings were a bust.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  awesome

                  By 

                  from haysi, VA

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                  • Price

                  Best Uses

                  • All
                  • Music

                  Comments about Ernie Ball 2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String Electric Bass Strings:

                  honestly, i have tried close to every brand of strings. while the cobalts have longer life than other Ernie Ball Bass Strings, i dont think that they stay alive longer than say an elixer. but still wonderful feel, wonderful tone, wonderful string.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  more bang for the buck

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                  from Chesapeake VA

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Great Feel
                  • Longer life
                  • Long Life
                  • More responsive
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                  • Nearly twice

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ernie Ball 2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String Electric Bass Strings:

                    The EBMM Cobalts 5 are the real deal. Yes, they're close to twice the price compared to the Nickel Slinkys but you're getting so much more in clarity, punch and life. Putting these on my Bongo5 has required tweaking in my amp settings as well as adjustments to my compressor. Not a bad thing by any means. If you prefer a punchy, ballsy bass sound, I highly recommend these strings. I believe you'll get your moneys worth.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    best strings I have ever played

                    By 

                    from sc

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life

                    Cons

                    • No cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ernie Ball 2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String Electric Bass Strings:

                      All the comments are spot on! Harmonicalky rich, pure tone, noticeably louder, just an overall great tone and feel!

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