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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...Read More

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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 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Good tone (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)

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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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

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5.0

I prefer these aka have preferred these for years now.

By Lucas

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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.

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5.0

Ernie ball bass strings are the best.

By Bert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Ernie Ball bass string are the best.

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3.0

They're alright

By MichaelJarrae

from New York

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • They are not Bad

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Studio

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

    These strings play okay. They're a little rough on the fingers but not too bad. They sound Okay. I guess the search for a perfect string continues.

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    4.0

    These strings are awesome on my Stingray 5.

    By Stingray Steve

    from Pella, IA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

    • tarnish somewhat easily

    Best Uses

    • All the time

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

    I've tried different strings and always come back to Ernie Ball Regular Slinky's. They have great tone and sustain. Makes my Music Man Stingray 5 sound like it's supposed to.

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    5.0

    Good sounding strings

    By Eric

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      Recommended to me by one of the greatest bassists I know. I figured if he uses them, they must be really good strings. I was not disappointed with the sound. I used Rotosounds before, and these compare with those. Maybe a tiny bit less bright than Rotosounds, if anything.

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      5.0

      Snap Crackle Pop

      By NormBass

      from Brooklyn, NY

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

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

      These Strings come stock on the Musicman StringRay 5.
      There is a reason for that. The Stingray is an amazing instrument to begin with, these strings work great with it. Love these strings.

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      (0 of 1 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

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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

      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.

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      (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.

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