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Ernie Ball 2836 Slinky 5-String Bass Strings  

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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
 
4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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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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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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5.0

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 Norm

    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

    Comment on this review

    (4 of 4 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.

    Comment on this review

    (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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    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Lose Brightness Fast

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

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

    I put these on my esp b-105. By the end of the day, the e string had lost brightness. The other strings kept it, but lost the brigtness within a week. The strings need a heavier coating.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good strings

    By Pocket Grooves

    from Greensboro, NC

    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.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    well-built strings!

    By schneider

    from Iowa

    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.

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    5.0

    THESE STRINGS ARE AMAZING!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

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

    I've used Earnie Ball strings for a while now and I'm really happy with my choice. I'm using Boomers right now, just to see what strings I'll like better. The Boomers are holding their own, but the Earnie Ball Regular Slinky Custom Gauge Bass Strings are amazing!They give a great punchy sound and last a long time. They way I play, I need to change my strings every month, but when I don't get the money for new strings at the time, these babies hold their own! I highly recomend these strings, you won't be dissopointed.

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    5.0

    BEST STRINGS FOR EVERY STYLE

    By Bassmanstooge

    from Mount Vernon, IL

    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.

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