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Ernie Ball 5-String Regular Slinky Nickel Wound Bass Set, .045 – .130 Review

Ernie Ball 5-String Regular Slinky Nickel Wound Bass Set, .045 – .130 Review

 
 

Model: P02836

ASIN: B000P5ZQ54

Features:

    • Most popular bass string alloy
    • Well balanced
    • Good all around sound

 

 


P02836 Reviews

“These Things Are Awesome! Not Only Do They Produce A Bright”

I recently dusted off my old Ibanez EDB 600 and chose to restring it and clean it up a little. Ive primarily played 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 audio on the highs but they also have exceptional punch on the mid-range and clear, different tones around the low end. My 25+ year old Fender amp picks up each note with shocking clarity. Seriously, dont waste anymore money on expensive Elixers or even Boomers that promise to stay bright somewhat longer. Everything you get in marginally increased longevity with these strings you provide up in audio and almost instant progress to the sound of your bass guitar. Dont be a dope, purchase these strings keep on keeping on.

Ernie Ball 5-String Regular Slinky Nickel Wound Bass Set, .045 – .130 Review | P02836 Review

 

“Tried And True”

I enjoy Nickel strings since the nickel takes the licking instead of the frets, whereas stainless steel strings are similar to tiny files which saw at your fret cable along with the fretboard wood causing premature wear and tear which will typically expensive to cure. Another real factor in my recommendation is that nickel sounds better than Stainless Steel and Ernie Ball produces a quality string. And (and this is big) my bass is set up for this particular gauge and came from the factory with those strings on it… you guessed it – an Ernie Ball Bass.So all that I want to be an official member of the Ernie Ball Fan Club is the hat. But please remember I have a whole lot of years playing stringed instruments and have used a lot of unique strings and’ve seen the evolution of series manufacturing procedures and string choice develop from infancy to what we have now; Ernie Ball holds up and has not only stood the test of time, but has been there during the process development as part of the string-evolution. It is that quality, that experience, and the affordability of the products that keeps me in their own fold.

Ernie Ball 5-String Regular Slinky Nickel Wound Bass Set, .045 – .130 Review | P02836 Review

 

“Versatile Bass Strings”

These strings are all excellent. They have a punchy, full tone and keep their brightness after extended time of enjoying them. Theyre great for slapping and popping, both in tone and responsiveness. I play them for several hours every day and havent detect any significant shifts in tonality or brightness. With an overdive pedal, it is possible to bring a deep growl while still keeping the low-end warmth. With a pick, you can find a clear, vertical and responsive tone. They can provide an extremely flexible range of sounds, from a jazzy thump into a metallic growl. And because of the price, its hard to find better.

Ernie Ball 5-String Regular Slinky Nickel Wound Bass Set, .045 – .130 Review | P02836 Review