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The world's #1 electric bass strings. For over 50 years, Ernie Ball Slinky electric guitar strings have been the favorite of musicians across the globe, Ernie Ball's signature recipe consists of specific gauges and core to wrap ratios for balanced rich harmonics and that signature Slinky feel. Using the finest and freshest raw materials every string is manufactured in the dry Southern California climate using state of the art winding technology and undergoing strict quality control standards. Nickel wound Slinky bass strings consist of nickel plated steel wrapped around a tin plated high carbon steel core for a balanced tone that compliments all electric bass types and playing styles. Each set is packaged in an ultra low humidity environment with Ernie Ball's Element Shield packaging to ensure every set is as fresh as the day it was made. Gauges .050, .070, .085, .105. Part number 2832.
I use Super Slinky’s on my electric guitars, so I figured some for my low end Ibanez bass would be a good idea.
these things are awesome! Not only do they produce a bright
I recently dusted off my old Ibanez EDB 600 and decided to restring it and clean it up a bit. I’ve primarily played with either Elixer or Dean Markley Blue Steels on my basses and after reading that Justin Chancellor plays Ernie Ball I decided to go with the Hybrid Slinks. Holy Christ on a graham cracker crutch, these things are awesome! Not only do they produce a bright, crisp sound on the highs but they also have excellent punch on the mid-range and clear, distinct tones on the low end. Even my 25+ year old Fender amp picks up every note with shocking clarity. Seriously, don’t waste anymore money on pricey Elixers or Boomers that promise to “stay bright” a little longer. What you get in marginally increased longevity with these strings you give up in sound and nearly instant improvement to the sound of your bass. Don’t be a dope, buy these strings and keep on keeping on.
Strings brands are mostly a personal preference but I have always found EB’s to be a good string and relatively inexpensive
Arrived promptly and is OEM product as described. Strings brands are mostly a personal preference but I have always found EB’s to be a good string and relatively inexpensive.
I’ve tried everything from D’Addario to GHS, and even Elixir; nothing compares to the purple pack of Ernie Ball’s. These strings are seriously heavy, and will help you achieve a really fat tone. Like the name implies, the Power Slinkies are -thick-, and all that extra meat makes it easy to pop and slap, or even throw in a couple power chords. If you wish your sound could be just a little heavier, these are the strings to get.
Good for classic rock
The E string broke while restringing my bass the first time, so I contacted the seller and they INSTANTLY got back to me, and sent me out a new set within 2-3 days. So props to them for that!
I bought my first bass from a friend, and quickly realized how dull it sounded and I asked all of my other friends how to fix that, to which they replied it must be the bridge. I decided to try and replace the strings anyway, and these strings were all I needed to fix the dull sound, so they worked perfectly. I also appreciate the packaging, mine seemed to be almost vacuum sealed or something just to keep out as much moisture as possible, but it may not have been
Tried and True
I like Nickel strings because the nickel takes the licking rather than the frets, whereas stainless steel strings are like tiny files that saw at your fret wire and the fretboard wood causing premature wear and tear which will usually expensive to remedy. Another real factor in my recommendation is that nickel sounds better than Stainless Steel and Ernie Ball manufactures a quality string. Plus (and this is big) my bass is set up for this particular gauge and came from the factory with these strings on it… you guessed it – an Ernie Ball Bass.
Versatile Bass Strings
These strings are excellent. They have a punchy, full tone and retain their brightness even after extended time of playing them. They’re great for slapping and popping, both in tone and responsiveness. I play them for several hours every day and haven’t notice any major shifts in tonality or brightness. With an overdive pedal, you can bring out a deep growl while still retaining the low-end warmth. With a pick, you can get a clear, metallic and responsive tone. They can provide a very versatile range of sounds, from a jazzy thump to a metal growl. And for the price, it’s hard to find better.
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I was awful at bass before I had these strings, as soon as they were in tune I gained the ability to play every single slayer, metallica, alice in chains and clutch song. 11/10 would shred again
I’ve used these strings my entire life. I own both 4-string and 5-string bass guitars, and these guys give me the perfect tone. I love that punk rock-harsh steel sound that you hear from bands like Rancid, Guns and Roses and Foo Fighters; a sound that I get from playing with these strings.