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