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Ernie Ball 2821 5-String Power Slinky Nickel Wound Bass Set, .050 - .135

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5 string
  • Most popular bass string alloy
  • Well balanced
  • Good all around sound
  • Made from nickel plated steel wire wrapped around tin plated hex shaped steel core wire.
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Ernie Ball 2821 5-String Power Slinky Nickel Wound Bass Set, .050 - .135 + Ernie Ball 2221 Regular Slinky Nickel Wound Set, .010 - .046 + Planet Waves Pro Winder String Winder and Cutter
Price for all three: $33.57

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Product Description

Size: Power | Style: 5 string

The World's # 1 Electric Bass String line, Ernie Ball Slinky Bass Strings are made from nickel plated steel wire wrapped around tin plated hex shaped steel core wire. By far the most popular bass guitar string alloy. Produces well balanced all around good sound. Gauges .050, .070, .085, .105, .135

Product Details

Size: Power | Style Name: 5 string
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.5 x 6.6 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • International Shipping: This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
  • ASIN: B0002E1J5O
  • Item model number: 2821
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (246 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,090 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 26, 2006

From the Manufacturer


Slinky Bass Strings
  • Precision wound with nickel plated steel.
  • High carbon steel hex core
  • Rich balanced tone
  • Signature Slinky feel
  • Compliments all bass guitar types and playing styles.
  • Element shield packaging prolongs string life and keeps strings as fresh as the day they were made.
  • Crafted in Southern California, USA. featuring the finest and freshest materials.

Slinky Bass Strings

One of the global leaders in 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.

Mark Hoppus

Blink 182's Mark Hoppus plays Super Slinky Bass 45 - 100.

Justin Chancellor

Tool's Justin Chancellor plays Hybrid Slinky Bass 45 - 105.

Mickey Madden

Maroon 5's Mickey Madden plays Hybrid Slinky Bass 45 - 105.

Dave LaRue

The Dixie Dregs' Dave LaRue Plays Extra Slinky Bass 40 - 95.

Tone Bright Classic, Balanced Clear with Strong Lows Punchy Lows/Clear Highs
Output Moderate/Normal Moderate/Normal High Moderate/Normal
Wrap Wire Stainless Steel Nickel-Plated Steel Cobalt Alloy Cobalt Alloy
Core Wire High-carbon steel, hex core High-carbon steel, hex core High-carbon steel, hex core High-carbon steel, hex core
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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By RoyStereo on July 7, 2010
Style Name: 4 stringSize: Hybrid
As i titled my review, this string set is as good as the expensive ones, plus it has that particular punchy, fat, clear sound that everyone loves. I am not only a bass player but also a string dealer. Because of this I had the opportunity to test a wide range of brands, materials, gauges, etc. Ernie ball have something that the other ones don't. Give you the opportunity to check it!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By metalupyourass on December 27, 2012
Style Name: 5 stringSize: Power Verified Purchase
First off, I want to say that I am a finger player, I play in tunings from E standard to B standard but D standard mostly. I do not use a pick (may matter to the pick players considering these strings) and I have been playing bass for about 8 or 9 years and have tried a great variety of strings out there. D'addarios, GHS, DR, Rotosound, Dean Markley, so on and so forth. When I first started playing bass I wanted to try out a lot of strings just to find the perfect sound for me. I am a metal bass player mainly. I also play classic rock, blues, whatever. ANYWAYS, I recently bought a Schecter Stilleto Studio 5 bass. It came loaded with regular slinkys and I was super impressed. Before then I was a DR guy. They had awesome tone but didn't last as long as I needed. So I bought another pair of regular slinkys. Then I was starting to realize I wasn't getting a punchy high end on the regs. Also the "E" string was just a tad too.. I guess loose would be the word. You would think that the regulars would have a 105 on the "E" string but they have a 100.. weird. So I upped to these strings and wow did it make a huge bit of difference. Nice punch through crisp high strings and a nice fat warm crisp on the low. Not too bright, not too dull. They are incredibly cheap and they last a long time. I don't need to pop them in and out every month or 2. They sound good to me with any type of music. Hope this helps. Thanks for reading.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By The Penguin on August 29, 2009
Style Name: 4 stringSize: Super
I put a set of these on a cheap Chinese bass. Wow, what a difference over the factory strings! These are great! The same Ernie Ball quality I expected after using Super Slinky guitar strings for over 30 years. These Rock! Made in USA too!!!
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Peter W. Torrente on January 14, 2008
Style Name: 4 stringSize: Power Verified Purchase
These are awesome strings! Put em on and crank up your amp and prepare to go deaf!! Blow away your guitar player. Erine ballz power slinky means POWERFUL, punchy lowz! and great mids to cut through the bands mix. Good highs too!!! Buy it if you want POWER for your bass!!!! Erine=BALLZ + POWER!
Good life to em too!! Need to break em in for awhile like all strings but over all high quality product!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By R. Frawley on November 22, 2005
Style Name: 4 stringSize: Super
These strings add a wonderfully bright tone to any bass, both cheap and expensive. They can do wonders for the tone and clarety of one's bass.

Also, these strings feel great compared to competetors; they allow for easier bending and sliding.

Recommended.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 14, 2011
Style Name: 4 stringSize: Hybrid Verified Purchase
Used these for my Epiphone EB-0 which is a short scale bass and I was afraid that the strings may not fit but they DID fit and fit great. Sounds very good and nice action on the strings.

I play rock/Metal. I think these strings are the best balance between quality and price. Highly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By EmanM3 on July 12, 2010
Style Name: 4 stringSize: Super Verified Purchase
I really like the way these Ernie Ball Super Slinky strings sound and feel. The only negative is that they don't hold their tone very long. I found that I needed to replace them after a few months.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on October 17, 2010
Style Name: 4 stringSize: Power Verified Purchase
The first thing I'd like to say about the strings to any potential buyer is to note the 4 numbers on the front. Basically, Ernie Ball took 4 strings from a 5-string bass and left out the G string. They take some getting used to if you've never played with strings of this size, but I will say I will never play with any other strings again other than trying out basses in shop. I love these strings. They sound great and if you like a loud, ear bleeding bass, look no further.
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