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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)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

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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)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • 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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Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      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 @LuckyLucOnBass

      from Central Texas

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      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.

       
      5.0

      Ernie ball bass strings are the best.

      By Bert

      from undisclosed

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      Verified Buyer

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

      Ernie Ball bass string are the best.

       
      3.0

      They're alright

      By Michaeljarrae

      from New york

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      See all my reviews

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      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.

         
        4.0

        These strings are awesome on my Stingray 5.

        By Stingray Steve

        from Pella, IA

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        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.

         
        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.

           
          5.0

          Snap Crackle Pop

          By left bassist

          from Brooklyn NY

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          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.

           
          5.0

          Simply awesome

          By Vivian Falkner

          from Michigan

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

          The last time I used Ernie Ball strings was before I realized that all strings sounded pretty bad on my beginner bass, so I was left with a bad impression and never used them for some time. I just got a new 5 string Yamaha and bought a set of these to replace the bum strings it came with, and wow! There's a good amount of growl and ample punch to the sound. The low B is outstanding in clarity and tension, and all of the strings are well balanced. I think I've finally found my sound in these strings.

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Rick-FRq-W

          from Tucson, Az.

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

          These are the best strings I have ever used. They will make any bass sound punchy.I am hooked on these strings!

           
          5.0

          Review

          By mike-nfjXa

          from USAF Everywere

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

          I have heard the best. Erine Ball has got my string forever. These strings sound great and gave my bass new life. Great tone and punch.

           
          5.0

          Got strings?

          By angelvegajr

          from Aguadilla, PR

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

          I've been using Ernie Ball strings for 2-3 years now, and I will continue using them. The sound, the quality, and most of all the price! What more can you ask for!

           
          5.0

          BEST STRINGS FOR EVERY STYLE

          By Bassmanstooge

          from Mount Vernon, IL

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

          I have played bass for over 15 years and I have used all of the major brands. I now use Ernie Ball regular slinky strings exclusively. I play alot of different styles. These strings have all the goods. Great tone and feel for all styles. I can get any tone I want with these. I also use Carvin basses and amps exclusively. I just put a set of these on my new Carvin Icon 5-string and again I get the perfect sound and feel. These strings also last long. I keep them clean and they just keep going. The best sound, tone, feel, life, look, and price.

           
          5.0

          Awesome classic tone...

          By Subfreq

          from Boynton Beach, FL

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

          Still the tops after all these years...Ernie Ball bass strings give that signature sound you're looking for. Forget about those "boutique" strings with the exotic names, go for what works, sounds, and feels the best.

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