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Ernie Ball 2837 Slinky Silhouette Short-Scale 6-String Bass Strings  

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Ernie Ball

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

Gauges 20w-30-42-54-74-90.

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 Ball2837 Slinky Silhouette Short-Scale 6-String Bass Strings
 
4.3

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (3)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    Great for 4 to 6 string short scale bass

    By vmprklr

    from Wauconda, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong
    • Super Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • 30
      • 30" And Under Scale Bas
      • 30" Scale Under Bass
      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Ernie Ball 2837 Slinky Silhouette Short-Scale 6-String Bass Strings:

      These are a great product I use on a 24" & a 27"
      short scale bass guitar. The extra 2 strings I use on my Electric Guitar.

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      5.0

      Baritone to bass

      By Lou

      from Connecticut

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Ernie Ball 2837 Slinky Silhouette Short-Scale 6-String Bass Strings:

        I put them on a Dano
        baritone turning it into a six string bass the strings fit no worries they are plenty long enough they are made for thirty inch scale. They fit thru the tuner holes without having to enlarge the holes. Got them for a great price with free shipping.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Strings too short for Fender BassVI

        By Hotston

        from Winchester

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • None

        Cons

        • Don't Fit A Bass
        • Too Short To Fit

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2837 Slinky Silhouette Short-Scale 6-String Bass Strings:

          I like ernie ball strings - they are my string of choice on all my guitars. So seeing a pack called 6StringBass Guitar you'd think they would fit the most common 30" scale 6 string bass around - the Fender BassVi. They don't. the 90 and the 74 fit ok and you don't have to trim the strings but the 54 and smaller either don't reach or don't have enough string to grip. Seriously bad product - it does not do what it says on the packet.

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          4.0

          Slinky Bass Strings

          By Crow

          from New England

          About Me Novice

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Ernie Ball 1 Strings
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Hard To Find Short Scale
          • Practicing

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2837 Slinky Silhouette Short-Scale 6-String Bass Strings:

          I put on my 6 string short scale bass, they sound great.

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          (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Still retaining tone but MUCH more deep and moody

          By Travis Lucas

          from Indiana

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2837 Slinky Silhouette Short-Scale 6-String Bass Strings:

          If you own a Fender Bass VI or custom shop version I suppose the price of your strings is no big deal, but these are seriously THE best option.
          Now I'm going to go play my 1963 Dano VI, which would also be a great purchase with these awesome strings for anyone reading.
          I am so pleased with this company and these strings. They will make your fingers feel so manly.
          I own a Danelectro 63 baritone and was afraid the tuning pegs wouldn't accept the low A and E gauges. To my suprise, Ernie ball had the brilliant idea to slim down the winding at the place where you insert the string into the peg.
          This makes it easy to install on any size tuning peg hole, even your child's mini strat guitar if you wanted!
          It's Ernie Ball, the tone on these things are great. Great feel too, I find it easy to still play fast runs without my fingers getting uncomfortable from the monster gauges (then again, maybe that's my Dick Dale 11-63 gauge on a 25.5' Strat mindset talking).
          The tone of these low strings combined with the lipsticks on my Dano makes the lowest, moodiest, darkest yet still twangiest tone I have ever heard.

          You want bass VI tones, tic tac bass, Duane Eddy, moody Mogwai, or spaghetti western gunfight music? But still playability? Here you go!
          These were suprisingly cheap. I was afraid that turning my Dano into a bass VI instrument was going to not only be hard due to tuning peg hole size, but also not finding the right gauges to not be too floppy or too tight to be able to be comfortable. Also if I messed up trying to get the right set I could either be out:
          $30 for bass strings and buying a whole pack of guitar strings just for the high B and E.
          $35 for Da'Darrio XL bass VI strings
          or $45 for LaBella VI strings.

          Nope! Under ten dollars for the perfect fitting strings.
          Ernie Ball knows their stuff when it comes to gauges and fit.

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          (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          NOT made for 4-string basses

          By Dusty Murphy

          from Lawrence,KS

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2837 Slinky Silhouette Short-Scale 6-String Bass Strings:

          These are great. They are NOT made for short scale 4-strings like the Mustang/Bronco etc. They are made for the Fender Bass VI, Fender Sub-Sonic, and the like. If you use them for this purpose, they'll be great. Otherwise, you'll be disappointed like the other reviewers. I use them on my Sub-Sonic, and I have wonderful luck and tone with them. I repeat, these are NOT made for a regular bass, but for a baritone guitar to be used as a 6-string bass.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Review

          By Anonymous

          from Undisclosed

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2837 Slinky Silhouette Short-Scale 6-String Bass Strings:

          These are great strings. I did have problems with my G string not being long enough for my Squier Bronco, but that was expected as these strings were made for a certain model of guitar. I just used the first three gauges for my EDG (I left my Fender short scale string on for my G) and they sound great. They have a great tone and compliment the high output single coil.

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          (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Probably okay strings but too short

          By NoRemorse73

          from Culbertson, MT

          Comments about Ernie Ball 2837 Slinky Silhouette Short-Scale 6-String Bass Strings:

          I bought these strings to replace the ones that were on my Fender Mustang bass that I got from my uncle. I had done all the measurements to make sure it was a short-scale bass. But when I got the strings the thinner strings were too short and they didn't fit my bass. I'm sure these strings would be fine if they fit, but it iritates me that they didn't take into consideration that some bass's headstocks are longer than others and therefore didn't make the strings long enough.

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