Ernie Ball " Electric Bass Strings "

Ernie Ball Electric Bass Strings (flatwound)

Ernie Ball Electric Bass Strings (flatwound)

The generic title "Electric Bass Strings" from Ernie Ball refers to their flatwound strings. The different "groups" of this string only mean different gauges.

 

NameWindingMaterialCoreOther InfoModel #
"Electric Bass Strings"FlatwoundSteelHex  


Ernie Ball Flatwound strings are a good choice for those who like the deep, thumpy, “old school” flatwound bass sound. One nice feature about these flats is the variety of gauge available- not all companies offer thinner flatwounds like the Group IV (the different group numbers refer only to gauge, I being the thickest, IV the thinnest.) Naturally the different gauges will allow you to have different levels of tension on your strings as well, but in general these strings have a nice middle-ground in their feel: not super tight, not floppy loose.

 

These flatwounds can be rather inexpensive compared to other brands, without being of lower quality, which is an excellent selling point.


Groups and Gauges


Group I:   55 75 90 110

Group II:  50 70 85 105

Group III: 45 65 90 100

Group IV:  40 60 70 95



Ernie Ball 2804 Flat Wound Group II Electric Bass Strings
Ernie Ball 2804 Flat Wound Group II Electric Bass Strings Price: $34.99
Ernie Ball 2815 Extra Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Strings - .040-.095
Ernie Ball 2815 Extra Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Strings - .040-.095 Price: $34.99
Ernie Ball 2813 Hybrid Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Strings - .045-.105
Ernie Ball 2813 Hybrid Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Strings - .045-.105 Price: $34.99
Ernie Ball 2816 Regular Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Strings - .045-.130 5-str
Ernie Ball 2816 Regular Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Strings - .045-.130 5-str Price: $36.99
Ernie Ball 2814 Super Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Strings - .045-.100
Ernie Ball 2814 Super Slinky Flatwound Electric Bass Strings - .045-.100 Price: $34.99



**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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