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Ernie Ball 2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings  

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Ernie Ball is the pioneer of rock and roll guitar strings. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Slash are among the long list of Slinky players....Read More

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Ernie Ball is the pioneer of rock and roll guitar strings. Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Steve Vai, and Slash are among the long list of Slinky players.


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2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings

  • 40-60-75-95-125
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Ernie Ball2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings
 
3.5

(based on 10 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great strings

With that said, Super Slinky's are my string of choice for my 5-string. I play a Traben Chaos Obsession neck-thru with soapbars and active 3-band (see Traben's website), and these...Read complete review

With that said, Super Slinky's are my string of choice for my 5-string. I play a Traben Chaos Obsession neck-thru with soapbars and active 3-band (see Traben's website), and these strings sing particularly well with this bass! I've used GHS, Roto's, Fender's, and a few other brands of string, and they all sounded good in different ways. However, I prefer these strings over the others on this bass. I get rich, thick, bright sound at the beginning of the tonal process with these strings, which allows me to shape my tone and modify my technique appropriately for the artist I'm recording with per session. I also like the feel of these strings under my fingers, and they have a pretty decent life expectancy as far as uncoated strings go.Just remember that tone begins with you technique, then your bass, then your strings and everything else. A good bassist can get good tone out of almost any strings unless the cores are dead. Even then, we can fake it and make it work if need be.

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Timbre inconsistency

From pack to pack and string to string, I have found these string to be consistently inconsistent. three sets in a row have had dead (muddy) E and low B strings - right...Read complete review

From pack to pack and string to string, I have found these string to be consistently inconsistent. three sets in a row have had dead (muddy) E and low B strings - right out of the pack. I have gone back to my old fav - DR Longneckers. I guessyou get what you pay for.

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5.0

SLINKY SLINK ;o

By MattyMatt

from st pete, FL

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Sounds wayyyy bright
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Shoe Laces

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

    I'm glad I broke my old strings. These sound so much better. Really good for slap bass.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Review

    By Jake-584bH

    from oklahoma

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

    In short, these strings rock. They absolutely do everything I ask of them. To all of those who say they have no tone or dont produce low end get a 35" scale bass. I play a passive bass and these produce every tone i need by just changing my playing style. check these out!

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    1.0

    Don't use on Fenders!!

    By funkflex

    from Daytona Beach, Florida

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

    These strings are definetely not designed for Fender Jazz Standard Basses. I agree with most of the writers here that these strings have absolutely no tone, no bottom end or brilliance. They just sound well....empty for a lack of a better word. Perhaps on an active bass there is hope. But on a jazz?? forget about it. If you have a Jazz, stick with the steel core nickel plated fender strings that come standard. You won't get any better than that.

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    5.0

    Good Sounding Strings

    By CrashClint

    from Raleigh, NC

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

    I play bass in a Classic Rock cover band Social Disconnect and on Sunday mornings I play bass with the Worship team at Raleigh Vineyard. I use Ernie Ball 125-95-75-60-40 strings on my Roscoe SKB3005, Demeter preamp and Nord DC pickups. These strings produce a nice tight low end with a nice touch of highs. I play through an Epifani Quest II preamp with a Stewart 1.6 through a UL210 and UL410 Epifani cabinets. I get a nice modern tone and I can easily dial in some growl if I ever need to cut through the loudest guitarist and drummer. These strings feel really good under my fingers and when I need to add a little slap, they respond.I used to play DR Black Beauties but on my bass the Ernie Balls sound better and on top of that I can get two packs of Ernie Ball strings for the same price as one pack of the Black Beauties. Stop throwing your money away and try Ernie Bass strings!

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    5.0

    Great strings

    By groovydaddy

    from Greensboro, NC

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

    With that said, Super Slinky's are my string of choice for my 5-string. I play a Traben Chaos Obsession neck-thru with soapbars and active 3-band (see Traben's website), and these strings sing particularly well with this bass! I've used GHS, Roto's, Fender's, and a few other brands of string, and they all sounded good in different ways. However, I prefer these strings over the others on this bass. I get rich, thick, bright sound at the beginning of the tonal process with these strings, which allows me to shape my tone and modify my technique appropriately for the artist I'm recording with per session. I also like the feel of these strings under my fingers, and they have a pretty decent life expectancy as far as uncoated strings go.Just remember that tone begins with you technique, then your bass, then your strings and everything else. A good bassist can get good tone out of almost any strings unless the cores are dead. Even then, we can fake it and make it work if need be.

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    5.0

    Pretty Good

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

    I just got these for my Fender Squier Jazz Bass and these strings made my bass sound really good. Really good on the high G string and D string. If you're looking for strings for a low model bass. These are the ones.

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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    god

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

    these strings really pissed me off. i realize that these are rediculusly skinny but they could not produce a single deep tone that would sustain. the e and b strings were muddy and made nearly no sound half the time. buy thicker strings!!!!!!

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    5.0

    The Best

    By Adam Wilson

    from Indianapolis, IN

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

    These Are the strings I am using right now, and I have to try to get a bad sound out of them. I use them for rock blues jazz, I have even used them at church. They where easy to break in, and I have been using them for going on a year and a half now with near to no wear, and I play alot. Its Definatly worth the money!

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    1.0

    good lord

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

    These strings are by far the flattest, dullest strings i have ever played. If ever there was a round wound that sounded like a flat wound this is it.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Timbre inconsistency

    By sullivgr

    from Bala Cynwyd, PA

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

    From pack to pack and string to string, I have found these string to be consistently inconsistent. three sets in a row have had dead (muddy) E and low B strings - right out of the pack. I have gone back to my old fav - DR Longneckers. I guessyou get what you pay for.

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