Ernie Ball Slinky bass strings featuring an enamel coating that prevents decay, increases the life of the strings, and offers a slightly warmer sound than non-coated strings.
Coated Ernie Ball Slinky Bass Strings offer extended life and great playability. An ultra-thin layer of Ernie Ball's exclusive enamel coating protects these replacement strings for your 5-string bass and preserves their bright sound, while retaining the natural feel of uncoated strings.
This micro-thin layer of exclusive enamel coating prevents decay and corrosion up to five times longer than an uncoated set of strings. Ed Friedland, the "Bass Whisperer," had a chance to take a sneak peak at a few of their coated bass sets and had this to say: "The coated string sounds virtually identical to the non-coated; it's not until I move back to the bridge and dig in that you can hear the slightly warmer character. The string has the detailed mids and full bottom you want from nickel, and an upper midrange presence that will get you heard amidst thrashing guitars and crashing cymbals. Bottom line: if you already dig Ernie Ball Slinkys, you'll dig the coated version—and you'll dig them for longer. If you prefer the sound of nickel strings after they've broken in, these coated bass strings will give you that sound straight out of the pack."
Replace your bass strings and get the enhanced sound of strings that last five times longer than uncoated strings. Grab a bunch and save!
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Comments about Ernie Ball 3836 Coated Bass Strings - 5-String Bass Strings:
I purchased a set of these strings about 4 months ago. I thought if they are like the regular slinky 5's and they last longer, that would be awesome!!! So, i slapped these on my 2008 LE sterling musicman and i am happy to say that they still sound fresh, 4 months into them. Coated strings work great people who sweat on stage alot. In comparison to DR black beauties and elixir strings, these strings just sound fantastic after heavy use. I would give the black beauties a 3 out of 5, the elixir's a 2 out of 5(mostly because the low b sounds stale right out of the box). However, these ernie ball coated slinky's get a 5 out of 5 for every aspect imaginable pertaining to strings. If there was any con to these, i guess it would be the lack in optional gauge sizing.