Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Roundwound Bass Guitar Strings (Medium)


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Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky Roundwound Bass Guitar Strings

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Our rating of 94/100 is based on analysis of 2250+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Ernie Ball 2833 Hybrid Slinky is a roundwound bass string set that features the company's hex shape core wrapped in nickel plated steel.

The distinct shape of the core is designed to improve the string's overall durability and longevity.

It works with the nickel plated wrap wire to give the string a more balanced tone along with good intonation and tuning stability.

Each string has ball ends crafted from brass wire rod.


  • Gauge: Medium (.045 to .105)
  • Material: Tin Plated Carbon Steel Core with Nickel Plated Steel Wrap
  • Coated: No

Many users describe this set as bright sounding, which is ideal for slap, funk and other similar bass playing styles. On the flipside, there are also plenty who appreciate its low-end, which gives this bass more of a V-shape EQ like voicing. These are also appreciated for their affordable price.

Ironically, while most users are happy with its bright tonality, there are those who feel that it's too bright sounding for their personal preference.

If you are into playing rock, funk and related musical styles, then this may just be what you're looking for.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Bass Guitar Strings.

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