Save up to 15% off with code: STRETCH Shop Now
Looking for Coupons?Call us 800-449-9128 Hablamos Español  
MF MD HG Call & Save
Top Rated
Ernie Ball Logo
SKU 
100612 000000000

Ernie Ball 2808 Flat Wound Group IV Electric Bass Strings 

  • Write a Review

Gauges 40-60-70-95.Ernie Ball 2808 tin-plated steel strings offer smooth high notes, clear lows, and an overall lively tone. Smooth surface makes the...Click To Read More About This Product

In Stock & Ready To Ship

  • Shipping (48 Contiguous U.S. States)
    FREE
  • Your Price :
    $3499.00
  Add to Cart
Add to Wish List

Earn up to 280 reward points.

See All Ernie Ball .040 Gauge Electric Bass Guitar Strings
OVERVIEW

Full toned; easy on the fingers.

Gauges 40-60-70-95.

Ernie Ball 2808 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.


You'll definitely feel and hear the difference. Order today.

Reviews
Loading....

Review Snapshot

by PowerReviews
Ernie Ball2808 Flat Wound Group IV Electric Bass Strings
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

Reviewed by 7 customers

Displaying reviews 1-7

Back to top

 
5.0

Great Flat Wounds!

By Thump54

from Chicago

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Ask me a question

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2808 Flat Wound Group IV Electric Bass Strings:

    I started using these for recording a few months ago. I was looking for a string that was punchy and articulate and to eliminate the finger slide noise a round wound produces. These strings took care of 90% of all that. The bass lines are actually more punchy in the mix and produce a nice clear and not muddy sound as I have found with other flat wound sets. This gauge works very well on my jazz basses and the tension isn't a problem as with other flat wound sets I have tried. I can go between these and round wounds in the same gauge without doing a complete set up every time. This is the only set of flat wounds that I have found in this gauge and I like these very much. I will be staying with these from now on as my flat wound go to strings.

     
    5.0

    Smooth, responsive quality strings

    By John Catfang

    from New Jersey USA

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Ask me a question

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Smooth
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2808 Flat Wound Group IV Electric Bass Strings:

      Excellent quality flatwounds deliver great tone, responsiveness similar to regular gauge guitar strings without any "squeak". I'm using these on an Eastwood Classic 4 semi-hollow bass and they sound awesome. Very smooth so slides are clear. Very glad I put these on my bass. Will be sticking with Ernie Ball for a long while.

       
      5.0

      If you want warm and mellow, these are the strings for you

      By JT from KC

      from Kansas City, MO

      About Me Experienced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2808 Flat Wound Group IV Electric Bass Strings:

          I haven't had to buy very many sets of bass strings over the years. These are the first flat wounds and, boy, do I like them. The tone is much more warm and mellow than round wounds. Virtually no sound if you slide up or down on a dead string. The lighter gauge is a bit easier for me to play and the flat wounds are easier on the fingers and frets. Balls are best!

           
          5.0

          For smooth thumpin'

          By Rusty but practicing

          from Sierra Vista, AZ

          About Me Experienced

          See all my reviews

          Ask me a question

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2808 Flat Wound Group IV Electric Bass Strings:

            These strings allow you to slide up and down the fretboard as quickly as you like due to the their being flatwound and light gauge. Also, there is no string noise between notes. As for tone, it is deep and full, not metallic and ringing. They are perfect in my estimation.

             
            5.0

            I'm Impressed.

            By Duke

            from Athens, Texas

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2808 Flat Wound Group IV Electric Bass Strings:

            45 years of bass playing and I'm sure I've tried them all and when I say I'm Impressed I mean it .
            Good job Ernie!
            They're Flatwound Bass Strings. They don't have many "Features". You buy the guage you need and put them on your bass. Hopefully when you do you will like them as mauch as I do.
            As a long time user of D'Addario Chromes on my fretless basses I decided to give these a try due to all the good reviews of all the "Group" strings. (Thank You To All Those Who Submit Reviews).
            I recently put these on my backup fretless ( Ibanez SR 300 ) and was duly impressed.
            They are Brighter than the Daddy Chromes I've used for years and they will put you somewhere between the Jaco tone and the Pino tone. ( Bright But Not Brittle).
            They also feel slightly smoother than the Daddies
            I like these strings so much that I just ordered a set of Group III to put on my "77 Musicman Stingray fretted bass that has only been strung with roundwounds or halfrounds for over 30 years.
            In a few words: Bass Strings Ain't Cheap !!! ----Read the reviews before you buy and hopefully you will find the best bang for the buck.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Warm and Pleasant

            By EADG4life-UABXm

            from Wilmore, KY

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2808 Flat Wound Group IV Electric Bass Strings:

            Wow, a big change for all you roundwounders out there... I slaped these babies on and fell in love with them. they have great clarity with nice big low end, but overall produce a very mellow sweet sound. They are VERY easy on the fingers, unless you play long or hard and you sweat... then these strings turn into sandpaper!

             
            5.0

            Amazing!

            By BassManFreddyG

            from Greenville, NC

            See all my reviews

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2808 Flat Wound Group IV Electric Bass Strings:

            These strings are smooth and I really dig the mellow tone. I just switched out from power slinky's, so I like the lower gauge (and action). Plays like butter.

            Displaying reviews 1-7

            Back to top

            You are changing the Ship-To country.

            Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.