Ernie Ball Slinky Bass Strings



Ernie Ball Slinky

Ernie Ball Slinky

A popular set of strings from Ernie Ball that are very affordably priced, slinky are rather smooth nickel roundwounds with a tempered core. The various names such as "regular" and "hybrid" slinky refer only to string gauge.

 

NameWindingMaterialCoreOther InfoModel #
SlinkyRoundwoundNickelTempered


Slinky strings are very bright out of the box with lots of high end treble- very metallic, and the word “brittle” has shown up in several reviews. These strings mellow out rather quickly. I have personally used these strings on tour, but always in more of a jazz context so the darker sound worked well for me for quite a long lifespan- but many users are disappointed in this aspect of it. Users who play very aggressively, particularly with slap/pop, say that slinkys have a higher risk of breaking and do not recommend them.

These strings are very well priced. They feel rather smooth for a roundwound string, and do not have any silk wrapping.


Regular Slinky Bass: 50-70-85-105 

Hybrid Slinky Bass: 45-65-85-105 

Super Slinky Bass: 45-65-80-100 

Extra Slinky: 40 60 70 95 

Power Slinky: 55 75 90 110

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**Be sure to check out the Bass String guide if you are unsure about the material, gauge (the numbers you see like .105 .45 etc,) or scale length.**

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