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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.


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  • 40-60-75-95-125
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Ernie Ball2824 Super Slinky 5-String Bass Strings
 
3.7

(based on 12 reviews)

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    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

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    (3)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

You will not be disappointing with this great set of strings

I have played bass since 1964, worked as a professional musician until the 80's and am still enjoying playing with amazingly talented musicians. The average bassist may purchase a new set of strings...Read complete review

I have played bass since 1964, worked as a professional musician until the 80's and am still enjoying playing with amazingly talented musicians. The average bassist may purchase a new set of strings every six months or so. That ain't me. I have been on a quest for the perfect string and in this effort have spent a lot of money on bass strings. Honestly, I tried Ernie Ball's several years ago and was not pleased. It was only through trying their Cobalt Flats (because they were recommended by Pino Palladino) that I realized that something has changed in Ernie Ball's manufacturing process for the better. So, I decided to try a set of the roundwounds, the 2824 Super Slinky set. I'm here to say this is the best and most versatile bass string I have ever used. Right now I have them on my American Fender Jazz, my Pedulla Rapture and my Squier Vintage Jazz. One of the things I like best about the 2824 set is that it is extremely consistent from string to string in tone and volume and is easily colored with the instrument's tone controls. This makes it excellent for any style of music, rock, funk, jazz, blues, progressive and more. And the bonus is that this set will cost you less than other manufacturers' sets. I cannot recommend them more highly. You will not regret trying them.

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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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1.0

Timbre inconsistency

By sullivgr

from Bala Cynwyd, PA

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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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You will not be disappointing with this great set of strings

By Flacy

from Spartanburg, SC

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  • Consistent
  • Good Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      I have played bass since 1964, worked as a professional musician until the 80's and am still enjoying playing with amazingly talented musicians. The average bassist may purchase a new set of strings every six months or so. That ain't me. I have been on a quest for the perfect string and in this effort have spent a lot of money on bass strings. Honestly, I tried Ernie Ball's several years ago and was not pleased. It was only through trying their Cobalt Flats (because they were recommended by Pino Palladino) that I realized that something has changed in Ernie Ball's manufacturing process for the better. So, I decided to try a set of the roundwounds, the 2824 Super Slinky set. I'm here to say this is the best and most versatile bass string I have ever used. Right now I have them on my American Fender Jazz, my Pedulla Rapture and my Squier Vintage Jazz. One of the things I like best about the 2824 set is that it is extremely consistent from string to string in tone and volume and is easily colored with the instrument's tone controls. This makes it excellent for any style of music, rock, funk, jazz, blues, progressive and more. And the bonus is that this set will cost you less than other manufacturers' sets. I cannot recommend them more highly. You will not regret trying them.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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.

        (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!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Sounding Strings

        By CrashClint

        from Raleigh, NC

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        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!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't use on Fenders!!

        By funkflex

        from Daytona Beach, Florida

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        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.

         
        4.0

        I buy this product when I can't afford better strings.

        By Utter butter

        from Monett mo

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

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

          These are good strings for the price. Not the best but are worth it when your on a budget.

           
          5.0

          Great strings

          By Josh The Bassist

          from Greensboro, NC

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          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.

          (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!!!!!!

           
          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.

           
          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!

           
          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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