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Ernie Ball 2836 Slinky 5-String Bass Strings 

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Ernie Ball 2836 Regular Slinky Strings for 5-string bass offers the popular round-wound strings that deliver maximum clarity and serious punch. The l...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 2836 Regular Slinky Strings for 5-string bass offers the popular round-wound strings that deliver 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.

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.

Ernie Ball Slinky strings are made in the USA with specially formulated alloys for long life and maximum vibrancy.

Gauges: 45-65-80-100-130.


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

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Ernie Ball2836 Slinky 5-String Bass Strings
 
4.6

(based on 23 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

These Strings Continue to Amaze Me...

I've been using Ernie Ball strings for years now, and I don't bother with any other company for round wounds. The lifespan of these are above average, they don't lose brightness to quickly...Read complete review

I've been using Ernie Ball strings for years now, and I don't bother with any other company for round wounds. The lifespan of these are above average, they don't lose brightness to quickly at all and the sounds you can get with them are awesome. Slapping, finger strumming and picking; the sound and sustain are great. These are a great deal too, in fact, the cost to value ratio you get with these strings is pretty ridiculous. You can pay upwords of $40 for a set of strings that don't seem to last as long or sound as good as these and of course that is my opinion. Try 'em and see for yourself. I wasn't disappointed with Ernie Ball strings, and I don't think I ever will be.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

not bad ......for 4 strings

the B string has lost its clarity and punch, while the higher 4 still sound brand new. so overall it makes your 5th string useless in my opinion and turns your bass into a...Read complete review

the B string has lost its clarity and punch, while the higher 4 still sound brand new. so overall it makes your 5th string useless in my opinion and turns your bass into a 4 string. all this within 2 or 3 weeks with minimal play, just using it to record. would recommend the 4 string version but not these

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These Strings Continue to Amaze Me...

By Ryan D.

from Iowa

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2836 Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

I've been using Ernie Ball strings for years now, and I don't bother with any other company for round wounds. The lifespan of these are above average, they don't lose brightness to quickly at all and the sounds you can get with them are awesome. Slapping, finger strumming and picking; the sound and sustain are great. These are a great deal too, in fact, the cost to value ratio you get with these strings is pretty ridiculous. You can pay upwords of $40 for a set of strings that don't seem to last as long or sound as good as these and of course that is my opinion. Try 'em and see for yourself. I wasn't disappointed with Ernie Ball strings, and I don't think I ever will be.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

not bad ......for 4 strings

By metalmullins

from southwest, va

Comments about Ernie Ball 2836 Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

the B string has lost its clarity and punch, while the higher 4 still sound brand new. so overall it makes your 5th string useless in my opinion and turns your bass into a 4 string. all this within 2 or 3 weeks with minimal play, just using it to record. would recommend the 4 string version but not these

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good strings

By Pocket Grooves

from Greensboro, NC

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2836 Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

I'm a studio session bassist in Greensboro, NC. My approach to my equipment is centered around versitility; how many different genres of music can I play with a certain combination of equipment. Understand that the bass provides the tone, but you have to have good strings as the medium for good tone.That said, I really like Ernie Ball Slinkys. I string my Traben Chaos Obsession 5-string with Regular Slinkys because they sound great out of the package (no break-in time required), they sound good as they wear with regular playing, all the way until the cores of the strings are dead. I think these are some of the best roundwound strings you can buy for the price.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

at par with DR

By Thatoneguy-Qdi_O

from central

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2836 Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

I went to a local music store to get my usual set of Dr strings. When I got there they had sold them all so I saw theese babies right there so I decided to give them a try. WOW amazing on what I had been missing out on. They are amazing and I love the punch that they give is epic. I would recomend theese to anyone looking for great tone.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

well-built strings!

By schneider

from Iowa

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Comments about Ernie Ball 2836 Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

I'll admit, I'm no string afficionado, but these just made all the difference for me. Not only do they have the punch and brightness, they feel just right straight from the packaging. I haven't had one break yet. Highly recommend.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very Pleased

By Ryann

from Iowa

Comments about Ernie Ball 2836 Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

These strings are well made. I just put a second set on my alternate bass. I love these things. Good value and they last long too. Buy them. You won't regret it.

 
3.0

B string sucks!!

By Captain Picard

from Quebec

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      Comments about Ernie Ball 2836 Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

      I will never buy a set of slinky 5 strings again. Bought two sets and the first set had the B string snap on me before i could play with it. The second set, the B strings is too loose when in tune. And the tone sucks.

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      I like the product

      By Macklin

      from Florida

      About Me Novice

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent

      Cons

      • Breaks Easy

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2836 Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

      I need directions to use my instrument

       
      5.0

      I prefer these aka have preferred these for years now.

      By Lucas

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Ernie Ball 2836 Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

      I love these for my 5. Super Slinky for the 4. They keep a good tone for a good amount of time.

       
      5.0

      Ernie ball bass strings are the best.

      By Bert

      from undisclosed

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      Comments about Ernie Ball 2836 Slinky 5-String Bass Strings:

      Ernie Ball bass string are the best.

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