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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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Try the new and improved slinky feel and fat tone.

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.

"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.


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

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Ernie Ball2736 Cobalt Regular Slinky 5-String Electric Bass Strings
 
4.6

(based on 11 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Great feel (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (3), 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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      5.0

      Great Strings

      By H&HMusicMan

      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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        5.0

        Expectations were high!

        By Rombass

        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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        5.0

        nothing compares 2 this

        By warwickthunder

        from monterrey, MX

        About Me Experienced

        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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            2.0

            Not That Great

            By Omega

            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 Tiller

              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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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              more bang for the buck

              By BongoBalls5

              from Chesapeake VA

              About Me Experienced

              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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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                best strings I have ever played

                By deadhead61

                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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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Different, Not Bad, Different

                  By Kingdombass

                  from Louisiana

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

                  The Cobalts have a unique sound and feel much different than any bass string Ive played, and Ive played a Lot of bass strings! They have a very tight feel, the tension is higher than most strings of the same gage Ive played. They still feel comfortable, just a bit stiff. The tone is almost shocking at first, the lows and highs jump out, very lively. The bottom is very full, the top shinny without being harsh. The issue is the lack of mid-range, they have a scooped sound to them with an aggressive edge. Thou I do slap and do cut my mids back at times I dont want that sound all the time! I love their low end but the lack of mids takes all the definition of the bass out of the mix. I liken it to an inexpensive active bass, sounds ok on its own, then you put it in a band situation and cant get it to sit in a mix. That said I do feel they have a place, they might do great in some metal applications, particularly with some overdrive. A solo bass or bass feature where the bass doesnt have to compete with keys, guitars etc might work also. I had to pull them off my main bass, just not working, put them on a another bass with much the same results, they were to expensive to trash.

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                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great strings to fix a loose B

                  By Eric Pratt

                  from Undisclosed

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

                  The Cobalt Slinky 5 set has shortly become one of my favorite of bass strings. As of late I had been using another brand for my boutique basses but recently bought an inexpensive 5 string to tinker and mod. The B string was somewhat loose and floppy feeling. These strings are known for having slightly more tension to them so I decided to try them, I'm glad I did. The B string is now tight and feels as comfortable as the E and A strings.
                  They sound very punchy and articulate on the low end as well. If you've seen the ad videos online with Randy Jackson then you've heard what the company claims this string can do... well it's true. The string is more sensitive and reacts stronger than standard strings and sounds great doing it.
                  I'll be buying more sets for my boutique basses.

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                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Worth more than they cost.

                  By Kyle Stone

                  from Undisclosed

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

                  I was never able to get exactly the sound I wanted out my bass and amp, I put these on, with no adjustments, I got the sound I'd been looking for. They are bit brighter than I'm used to, but I like them a lot. I don't think I'll use a different kind of strings ever again.
                  The quality seems amazing, just like every other product from Ernie Ball, never gotten bad strings from them.
                  Worth WAY more than they cost.

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