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Ernie Ball Electric Bass Guitar Strings

(Ernie Ball Strings are only available for shipment to addresses in the United States, U.S. Territories & Possessions, and APO FPO destinations)

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Ernie Ball Electric Bass Guitar strings are precision manufactured to the highest standards and most exacting specifications to assure consistency, optimum performance, and long life. Choose from Slinky nickel plated steel or stainless steel, coated Slinky, flat wound (traditional or Cobalt) and Cobalt Slinky. 4, 5 and 6-string sets are available. Noteworthy bassists who use Ernie Ball strings include Tony Levin, Mark Hoppus, Mike Herrera, Johnny Christ, Dave La Rue, John Myung, and Juan Alderete. You can find single Ernie Ball bass guitar strings on our website at Click here for Ernie Ball Electric Bass Guitar Single Strings.

Ernie Ball Nickel Slinky Bass guitar strings have nickel plated steel wound over a tinned steel hexagonal core. They will impress you with their tone, clarity and serious punch.

Ernie Ball Slinky Stainless Steel Bass guitar strings have a round stainless steel wrap wound around tinned steel hexagonal cores. These Ernie Ball electric bass strings produce a very bright, powerful sound, and generally last longer than nickel plated steel strings.

Ernie Ball Cobalt Slinky Bass guitar strings are designed for maximum output and clarity. Their patented, round wound Cobalt alloy wrap enables a stronger magnetic response by the strings with the pickup than was ever possible before. These strings have a soft and silky feel making string bending much easier. Their incredible harmonic response, increased low end, and crisp, clear highs will amaze you. Ernie Ball calls the Cobalt Slinky strings a “new voice” for bassists.

Coated Ernie Ball Electric Bass guitar strings feature a thin layer of Ernie Ball’s proprietary nanotechnology enamel that repels unwanted moisture and oils that negatively impact your tone. This super thin coating protects the strings and helps preserve their brightness, while keeping the feel of regular, uncoated strings with their great playability. Ernie Ball coated bass strings last significantly longer than uncoated strings, letting you buy and change strings less often.

Ernie Ball Flat Wound Bass guitar strings are available in both the traditional flat chrome plated steel or the newer Cobalt Slinky flat wounds. The Ernie Ball traditional bass guitar strings provide a mellow sound with a smooth, silky feel. These flat wounds are the original type of electric bass string. If you want the vintage tone of the 1950s and 60s, the traditional flat wound strings are the way to go. The Cobalt Slinky flat wounds feature a super bright cobalt ribbon wrap and cobalt underwraps on a hexagonal steel core. Together with a core to wrap ratio that has been optimized, these strings will have the feel of a flat wound with the sound of a round wound. They have a brighter tone than the traditionals due to the stronger magnetic relationship between the pickup and strings giving your instrument higher output.
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