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Ernie Ball P02811 Power Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings

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Ernie Ball Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings combine the smooth feel of traditional flats with the modern power of Cobalt. Featuring a SuperBright Cobalt...Click To Read More About This Product

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Flat feel, round sound.

Ernie Ball Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings combine the smooth feel of traditional flats with the modern power of Cobalt. Featuring a SuperBright Cobalt Ribbon wrap, Cobalt Underwraps and optimal core to wrap ratio, the new Flatwound Bass strings are the first flat that actually feels like a flat but sounds like a round.

FEATURES
Propietary blend of iron and cobalt attracts the magnets in your pickups more than any other alloy available
SuperBright cobalt ribon for a superior sheen and feel
Cobalt underwraps adds clairty and output
Optimal core to wrap ratio for comfortable tension and playability

Freshen up your sound with a resh pack of these Flatwound strings. Order today.

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Ernie BallP02811 Power Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings
 
2.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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  • Good tone (3)

Cons

  • Breaks easy (3)

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4.0

Great strings for down tuning

By Brett

from VT

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Ernie Ball P02811 Power Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings:

    Not sure how some of these other guys are breaking strings unless they are tuning them to an unsafe tension. I use these due to the higher tension; they work better for tuning down for doom/stoner metal. I've filed the nut on my bass to accommodate these higher gauge strings and the tight fit has caused some crimping but the string still haven't broken in several weeks of playing so I'd say they are pretty durable.

    They sound great and are really easy on the fingers. I spent a whole day recording with them and only started to develop a slight blister on one of the fingers of my fretting hand near the end of the night due to a repetitive riff. My plucking hand didn't experience any discomfort. I wish there was another gauge up though. I tune my E string down to B or C and even the 110 gauge string leaves it a little looser than I'd like. 115 would probably suit me perfectly.

    My only complain is the thread near the ball ends is pretty thick and I had to shave a good amount of it off to allow the E and A strings to fit through the bridge on my Rickenbacker 4003. Depending on the model of your bass, you may experience the same problem.

     
    5.0

    You must try these!

    By Paul

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Ernie Ball P02811 Power Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings:

    I love the feel and sound of these on my sterling sub ray4.

     
    1.0

    Great Sound Weak Colbalt Strings.

    By Michael

    from Saugus, Cailforniia

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Breaks Easy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ernie Ball P02811 Power Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings:

      Great sound. Broke second day just like the cobalt guitar strings.

       
      1.0

      Weak...

      By Anthony

      from Michigan

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          Comments about Ernie Ball P02811 Power Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings:

          As the previous reviewer mentioned, my D broke while installing these strings. I emailed Ernie Ball about it and before they even got back to me the G broke while tuning it; both at the headstock. Unbelievable...

          I have used Ernie Ball slinky guitar strings for years and have never had a problem like this with the exception of one single string (a low E that broke in the same way). I'm kind of shocked.

           
          2.0

          Breaks Easy

          By Steve

          from Powdersville,SC.

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          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Breaks Easy

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ernie Ball P02811 Power Slinky Flatwound Bass Strings:

            I am disappointed in these strings.I have bought two sets and the D string has broke both times.The first time was at practice and the second time was when I was replacing the broken string from the first set.Both D strings broke at the tuner while trying to get them to pitch.These strings do sound like roundwounds as they claim.They also have a smell to them when first opened and used.

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