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Ernie Ball 3836 Coated Bass Strings - 5-String Bass Strings  

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Ernie Ball Slinky bass strings featuring an enamel coating that prevents decay, increases the life of the strings, and offers a slightly warmer sound than non-coated strings.

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Coated Ernie Ball Slinky Bass Strings offer extended life and great playability. An ultra-thin layer of Ernie Ball's exclusive enamel coating protects these replacement strings for your 5-string bass and preserves their bright sound, while retaining the natural feel of uncoated strings.

This micro-thin layer of exclusive enamel coating prevents decay and corrosion up to five times longer than an uncoated set of strings. Ed Friedland, the "Bass Whisperer," had a chance to take a sneak peak at a few of their coated bass sets and had this to say: "The coated string sounds virtually identical to the non-coated; it's not until I move back to the bridge and dig in that you can hear the slightly warmer character. The string has the detailed mids and full bottom you want from nickel, and an upper midrange presence that will get you heard amidst thrashing guitars and crashing cymbals. Bottom line: if you already dig Ernie Ball Slinkys, you'll dig the coated version—and you'll dig them for longer. If you prefer the sound of nickel strings after they've broken in, these coated bass strings will give you that sound straight out of the pack."

Replace your bass strings and get the enhanced sound of strings that last five times longer than uncoated strings. Grab a bunch and save!

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Awesome strings, my favorite of the EB lineup


from Dominican Republic

Comments about Ernie Ball 3836 Coated Bass Strings - 5-String Bass Strings:

Not much to say, theyre bass strings and pretty comfortable as well. They're my go to strings.
Not much to say, theyre bass strings, fairly long and acommodate my long scale 35 scale basses as well as 34s.
I play fingerstyle and these seem to last forever and have punch and sound for a good 6 months and I've used some even for close to a year, year and a half.
A bit expensive in my opinion, but considering the fact that they last me a long while I'm fine with it.

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Strong Tone!

By Steve-twnbY

from Florida

Comments about Ernie Ball 3836 Coated Bass Strings - 5-String Bass Strings:

I couldn't believe how killer these sounded on my fretted Wal bass, so I'm putting on a set on my fretless as well. The B is extremely solid sounding! No complaints at all--they feel good too. I've used many brands, and this is the best so far--now we will see how long they last.

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