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Ernie Ball 2835 Extra Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings  

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

Gauges 40-60-70-95.

Ernie Ball 2835 Extra Slinky bass 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.


Your axe will sound so much better you'll wonder why you waited so long. Order now. Order lots!

 
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Ernie Ball2835 Extra Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings
 
4.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (5)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Very Linear and Wear Well

    If this bass were stolen I would take out an add in the newspapers and say "keep the bass---just give me the strings back". ( I stole that...Read complete review

    If this bass were stolen I would take out an add in the newspapers and say "keep the bass---just give me the strings back". ( I stole that line from Joe Osborn )
    I put these on an Ibanez EDC 700 Ergodyne circa 2002 (Ibanez recommends putting the same guage strings on these basses which I guess is due to the thin necks and to avoid warping).
    I own several other basses but this is the only one I have this guage strings on and I mut say that after nine years of playing them all the strings still have the same presence as when I put them on.
    I only play finger style so they have not been slapped to death and to this day all the strings still ring as true as the day I put them on this bass. On my other basses ( Fenders' and Music Mans') I have tried other brands but the E string always goes dead before the others. Not so with Ernie Ball. With others I was always changing the E after a few gigs and I am yet to do that with any Ernies I have put on.
    Nine years and still sound great! What would you say?
    I have bought others for more than twice the price and these kill the competition.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    just 3 star

    i try 3 diff set of ernie ball just did not like them on my fender jazz ,i an using right now r ernie ball coated bass 45.65.85.105 these r the hybrid slinky so...Read complete review

    i try 3 diff set of ernie ball just did not like them on my fender jazz ,i an using right now r ernie ball coated bass 45.65.85.105 these r the hybrid slinky so far love them 5 star on these.

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    5.0

    I like 'em.

    By Thunderchicken

    from Tallahassee, FL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2835 Extra Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings:

      I've used Ernie Ball strings on my guitars for over 40 years. I started playing bass and enjoy it. These strings give me a little more bite in the highs. I'm hoping they're as durable as the guitar strings.

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      5.0

      Best on the Market!

      By Starasylum

      from WI

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2835 Extra Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings:

          Great strings for everyday use, and pro stage! You can not go wrong with these time tested strings that have been used by all types of Musicians for years and years!

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          5.0

          I like them.

          By Yoshi

          from Virginia

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2835 Extra Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings:

            These have a nice sound.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            just 3 star

            By Dave

            from Trenton ohio

            About Me Novice

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

            • Not Consistent

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Ernie Ball 2835 Extra Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings:

            i try 3 diff set of ernie ball just did not like them on my fender jazz ,i an using right now r ernie ball coated bass 45.65.85.105 these r the hybrid slinky so far love them 5 star on these.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Ernie Ball says it all!

            By The Clapper

            from Pittsburgh, PA

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2835 Extra Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings:

                I never used slinky bass strings before, and I have not opened the package yet; but, I always expect the BEST from Ernie Ball!

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                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Very Linear and Wear Well

                By Duke

                from Athens, Texas

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2835 Extra Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings:

                If this bass were stolen I would take out an add in the newspapers and say "keep the bass---just give me the strings back". ( I stole that line from Joe Osborn )
                I put these on an Ibanez EDC 700 Ergodyne circa 2002 (Ibanez recommends putting the same guage strings on these basses which I guess is due to the thin necks and to avoid warping).
                I own several other basses but this is the only one I have this guage strings on and I mut say that after nine years of playing them all the strings still have the same presence as when I put them on.
                I only play finger style so they have not been slapped to death and to this day all the strings still ring as true as the day I put them on this bass. On my other basses ( Fenders' and Music Mans') I have tried other brands but the E string always goes dead before the others. Not so with Ernie Ball. With others I was always changing the E after a few gigs and I am yet to do that with any Ernies I have put on.
                Nine years and still sound great! What would you say?
                I have bought others for more than twice the price and these kill the competition.

                Comment on this review

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Ernie Ball Extra Slinky Bass Strings

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2835 Extra Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings:

                I've been using these strings on all of my basses for close to 40 years now and I'm not about to change. Why? They're consistent in quality, price and value. And they sound sooooo good!

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                good 4 slap

                By Ibanez6060

                from Jakarta, INA

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2835 Extra Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings:

                This Strings are the BEST. at first, my ibanez gsr 180 still uses the normal string (the 1st) and when i learned slap, my index and thumb got really panfull even the skin was like, red and i cant play for 3 days. When i changed to this string. Its so light even a kid like me can slap my way. Buy it man, you'll never regret it

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                WOW!!!

                By GinGeeXD

                from Wales, UK

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2835 Extra Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings:

                I haven't been playing bass for very long, but i broke a string on my carlsbro knock-off precision. i decided 2 change the whole lot because the rest of the strings seemed a bit past their prime time..... so i slapped on some of these and WOW! bright, sparkling sound that brings life and a whole new dimention into your world....All in all, their AMAZING!!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Ernie Ball = Awesome tone

                By whitecloud

                from idaho

                Comments about Ernie Ball 2835 Extra Slinky Round Wound Bass Strings:

                I slapped a set of these light gauge strings on my Washburn Bantam and I love them. I double as a guitar player and these strings are just as silky as the Ernie Balls on my strat-o-copy.

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