Ernie Ball 2832 Regular Slinky Roundwound Bass Guitar Strings

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Gearank Recommendation

The 2832 Regular Slinky Roundwound appeared on our recommended list for Bass Guitar Strings from October 2017 until February 2020 when our eligibility criteria changed to exclude custom gauge sets.


Ernie Ball is the string of choice for musicians all over the world because of the company’s consistency and affordability.

The price to quality ratio that this company manages to maintain is really impressive, and has cemented them as one of the top guitar and bass guitar string brands in the country.

The Ernie Ball 2832 set is a very versatile set, so it’s great for anyone looking to cover a lot of ground.

Because the strings are nickel-plated steel they have a warm yet articulate sound. The set’s gauge works towards this as well, because it’s thin enough to have great punch and playability, yet thick enough to create a beefy tone.

Outside of a few niche genres and applications there’s nothing that these strings can’t do.

There are a few complaints that they don’t have a very lone lifespan but, while that’s something worth considering, seems to be more conjecture than anything.


  • Gauge: Medium (.050 to .105)
  • Material: Nickel-Plated Steel
  • Coated: No
These were previously on our main recommended list and only came off due to us changing our guide to focus on standard gauges. You can see our current recommended list here: The Best Bass Guitar Strings.

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