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Ernie Ball 2806 Flat Wound Group III Electric Bass Strings   

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Gauges 45-65-80-100.Ernie Ball 2806 tin-plated steel strings offer smooth high notes, clear lows, and an overall lively tone. Smooth surface makes th...Read More

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Full toned; easy on the fingers.

Gauges 45-65-80-100.

Ernie Ball 2806 tin-plated steel strings offer smooth high notes, clear lows, and an overall lively tone. Smooth surface makes these bass strings easier on sensitive fingers.

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


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Ernie Ball2806 Flat Wound Group III Electric Bass Strings
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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  • Consistent (5)
  • Good tone (4)
  • Well built / quality (3)

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5.0

Great flats for my Sterling Ray 24

By Bone

from Beverly Hills florida

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2806 Flat Wound Group III Electric Bass Strings:

      I purchased a Sterling ray 34 b fretless. It came with round wound. I was afraid of damage to the fret board so I contacted Music Man for advise on Flat wound string for it. They suggested these. Great sound, easy sliding. Made a big difference and no wear on the board. I always used flats on my Hofner but for years used a Fender Precision with rounds. Wanted to try a fretless for the Tony Levin sound. I got it now.

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      5.0

      Everything I Was Looking for...

      By Kaona

      from Santa Cruz, CA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2806 Flat Wound Group III Electric Bass Strings:

        I'm a long time guitarist who has played bass guitar on occasions and I recently bought my first bass, a Precision PJ. Though it came with the currently popular round wound strings, I'm not doing a lot of slappin' and poppin' and don't need that extra bright sound. I knew from experience that I wanted the very low finger friction and string noise of flat wounds, and these Ernie B.s delivered. Easy to play, they can deliver a warm melodious tone like Motown soul or nearly a Jazz double bass, as well as Classic Rock sounds among other choices. I use Tone Finger Ease spray and had no problem with initial string stickiness. EBs are reasonably priced considering Flat wounds are known to last for years; I got this medium light set for my semi-newbie fingers as well as bit more tonal brightness, and have only good things to say about these strings.

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        5.0

        Good Product

        By Kaona

        from Santa Cruz, CA

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        • Consistent

        Cons

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            Comments about Ernie Ball 2806 Flat Wound Group III Electric Bass Strings:

            Good Product

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Strings

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            By Raj

            from Los Angeles CA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

            • Breaks Easy

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2806 Flat Wound Group III Electric Bass Strings:

            I'm a long time guitarist who has played bass guitar on occasions and I recently bought my first bass, a Precision PJ. Though it came with the currently popular round wound strings, I'm not doing a lot of slappin' and poppin' and don't need that extra bright sound. I knew from experience that I wanted the very low finger friction and string noise of flat wounds, and these Ernie B.s delivered. Easy to play, they can deliver a warm melodious tone like Motown soul or nearly a Jazz double bass, as well as Classic Rock among other choices. I use Tone Finger Ease spray and had no problem with initial string stickiness. EBs are reasonably priced considering Flat wounds are known to last for years; I got this medium light set for my semi-newbie fingers as well as bit more tonal brightness, and have only good things to say about these strings

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            5.0

            good service

            By pete

            from archer city,tx

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Playing

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2806 Flat Wound Group III Electric Bass Strings:

              have not had them very long to know about long life

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              5.0

              Good Flatwounds

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2806 Flat Wound Group III Electric Bass Strings:

              These strings are great for the money.
              I got a set of these for Christmas and put them on my Squier P-Bass and liked them so much I bought another set for my '68 Jazz bass. They sound great with a nice fat bottom and a little more midrange than other flats I've tried. The tension is not too bad if you like flats.

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              5.0

              Best Flatwond strings period.

              By Precision70

              from Cary, NC

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2806 Flat Wound Group III Electric Bass Strings:

              Deep, thick, clean and clear, round bottom and mid, no krisp. High Output, Great with pick.First I tried the Fender flatwond..yuk. Then the D'Addario Chrome, hmm, not so great but better then the Fender, then I tried the Ernie Ball, Group III. Wow, those are the best. I use it on a US Precision with 62' Pickup. Round solid thick lows, with breating high, and no zing. Most tranaparent vintage tone ever. If you want a krisp edge with overdrive, use other strings. If you look for classic rock sound, this is it.

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              4.0

              Loving the flat wounds

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              By Avocado

              from Republic of Panama & New Jersey

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2806 Flat Wound Group III Electric Bass Strings:

              Just took up the bass 6 months ago. Once I knew I would be sticking with it, I picked up a Jay Turser "Beatle Bass" since the Fender I was using was just too big and heavy for this petite female. I followed the general advice to switch to flat wounds, and am soo glad I did. These Ernie Ball strings are so much easier to work with, and easier on my hands, that I can't even think of going back to round wound strings.One note about them thought... in order to get the ball ends into the tail piece, I had to remove all the strings and hinge the tail piece over to better access the holes. Of course, that meant that the bridge had to be repositioned, as well.

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              5.0

              Ernie Ball Group III Flatwounds

              Comments about Ernie Ball 2806 Flat Wound Group III Electric Bass Strings:

              I just put these on my '85 Aria Pro RSB Special I bass a couple of days ago, I had some EB Extra Slinkys on my bass and liked the sound a lot but was fighting fret noise with the roundwounds. Anyway, the tone of the flatwounds is amazing, of course they are not as bright and piano sounding as the Slinkys, they have a full deep rich tone with good mids and highs. They are a bit sticky when brand new, but after playing on them one night and wiping them down good, they played awesome the second night. If you want strings that are smoother than roundwounds, that have very little fret noise (roundwound clanking on the frets), I would highly recommend these strings.

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