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Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings 

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Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Bass Guitar Strings are round-wound for maximum clarity and serious punch. The list of endorsers for Ernie Ball Slinky ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Go for the original with the slinky feel and the fat tone.

Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Bass Guitar Strings are round-wound for maximum clarity and serious punch.

The list of endorsers for Ernie Ball Slinky bass strings reads like a who's who of modern rock bass. Made in the USA with specially formulated alloys for long life and maximum vibrancy.

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.

Gauges 45-65-85-105.


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Ernie Ball2833 Hybrid Slinky Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings
 
4.7

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (48)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

WOW!

I have a Fender Mustang, the strings that came on it were too skinny for me and I wanted something bigger. Because bigger strings = better,bigger tone and a much more solid...Read complete review

I have a Fender Mustang, the strings that came on it were too skinny for me and I wanted something bigger. Because bigger strings = better,bigger tone and a much more solid feel. After I had put Hybrid Slinkies on my bass and set it up it sounded ten times better. These strings have a very smooth feel and sound to them. But one that is bold and musical. These are perfect for what I do. I play all styles worship, punk, ska, just to name a few, they fit perfectly in each of those styles. I have always found Ernie Ball to make a very consistent and quality sounding string. Give em a try on your bass, you will be surprized. I certainly was!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

YUCK!

The Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky are one of the worst set of strings you'll ever have the pleasure of spending your cash on. Don't bother with them and do yourself a favor and...Read complete review

The Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky are one of the worst set of strings you'll ever have the pleasure of spending your cash on. Don't bother with them and do yourself a favor and get some expensive strings. Think of it this way, if you buy $40 Elixers, they last for at least 3-4 months or more depending on how heavy and often you play, you're spending $10 a month on strings. These didn't even last me a full month. I bought them on May 19th, official death, June 16th. Not worth it, get something like Elixers, Blue Steels, or try something else just for the experiance. Fair warning though, skip these and push the extra cash out, it'll be worth it.

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5.0

Can always count on them!

By BassicLove

from Miami FL

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings:

    They give me the perfect tone on a my G&L Jazz Bass. From Hip Hop to Metal passing by Funk and Alternative Rock. I've tried them all, I've spent it all but always end up going back to these. Thought I would grow out of them with time and refining my tone, but truth is, most great bands in modern rock use them for a reason...

     
    4.0

    Much improved from years ago...using these more and more.

    By E.V.

    from FL

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    Comments about Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings:

    I switched to EB strings after buying a Stingray classic bass. Before that I had a pretty low opinion of them. I am impressed by the sealed package and freshness of the strings and they retain plenty of life for a long time. I am using them on other basses now as well. I see Rotosound, one of my other fav brands has gone to he sealed pal as well....

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Strings!!!!!!!!

    By BZ

    from NY

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings:

      I'm an ernie Ball player/buyer for both Bass/Guitar. I've tried and used a variety of bass strings over the years and though I like many, the Ernie Ball Hybrid's are my favorite. I love the gauge (used in standard tuning for rock), tone and overall string durability. A warm nickel string that's great for the price. The common EB bass string complaint I've heard is that they have a shorter life span than many others, I find that to be the case from time to time but I change strings regularly as I like the feel and sound of newer strings. I'd recommend these, or any EB Bass strings, to any player. Great price, great company, great strings. Give em a shot.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Would buy again

      By Dad

      from Va

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings:

          Use for practic and playing in Church band

          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Strings!!!

          By Ed-8.eO4

          from Undisclosed

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing
            • Recording

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings:

            These are great strings. If buying a new bass that uses these Gauges such as The Squire vintage Modified Jaguar SS or The Epiphone EBO bass please do your self a favor and order these with your new bass and replace the stock strings. These strings will give you a very noticeable improvement in playability and quality sound that brings out the best for your Bass Pickups.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Really Nice Strings...I love them

            By Evan

            from US

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            Comments about Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings:

            yeah, i love these strings.

            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Amazing

            By TheOneandonlyBassManintheUS

            from US

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings:

            Title says all. Nothing is wrong with them.

            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            WOW!

            By Matt Kniser-MJTmb

            from Oregon

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            Comments about Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings:

            I have a Fender Mustang, the strings that came on it were too skinny for me and I wanted something bigger. Because bigger strings = better,bigger tone and a much more solid feel. After I had put Hybrid Slinkies on my bass and set it up it sounded ten times better. These strings have a very smooth feel and sound to them. But one that is bold and musical. These are perfect for what I do. I play all styles worship, punk, ska, just to name a few, they fit perfectly in each of those styles. I have always found Ernie Ball to make a very consistent and quality sounding string. Give em a try on your bass, you will be surprized. I certainly was!

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            amazing sound, good on the fingers

            By yardbirds346

            from Bismarck, ND

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            Comments about Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings:

            I love these strings to death. they are they only strings I put on my customized fender jazz, to shed some light it has a Kahler bass tremolo on it, and let me tell you, these strings really take a beating, bends, dive bombs, pull ups, squeels (to an extent :p), I practice at least 2 hours a day, have shows once and a while, and give a few lessons here and there, and a set usually lasts 3 or 4 weeks, until the g string breaks, almost always from tremolo work, in the same spot it always does right above the bridge pickup. they feel real slick, but with just enough grip for your fingers to catch properly. I use a 3 finger technique so its important that my fingers dont get caught up. this helps in double thumbing too.these are really bright strings but with a nice fat low end, perfect for funk and rock, allow a good cut, and a good heavy slap with a defined pop, but just a flick of the tone knob they get swoony.I give a 3.5 for value is because I wind up buying a lot of these strings but theres no way I can buy big boxes of them like guitar strings for a small discount and this annoys me.my all time favorite strings, Ill always be a customer!

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            just great

            By Fletcher-qMLD5

            from Idaho Falls, ID

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            Comments about Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Round Wound Bass Guitar Strings:

            I use these strings on my fender p-basses and I think they're fantastic.I used to use super slinky's which if I remember correctly have 80 gauge 'a' and 100 gauge 'e' string. which is an awesome sounding string choice for standard eadg tuning. but I needed something that would give me a little more tonal quality for drop d tuning, which these provide. it's not a huge size difference but I see a little more punch and low end support from my 'e' and 'a', the other two strings are the same size as the supers which I like for the high end ringing tones.sweet strings for drop d.I wouldn't see them as a huge benefit for standard though.as far as longevity goes, these strings will lose their tone after playing them for a while, especially at sweaty gigs, so take your strings off, roll them up and boil them in water for about ten minutes, then wipe them clean until dry. brings that gorgeous tone back for monthshope this helps.

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