Ernie Ball 2834 Super Slinky Roundwound Bass Guitar Strings


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Ernie Ball 2834 Super Slinky Roundwound Bass Guitar String Set

Gearank Recommendation

The 2834 Super 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, a professional musician and entrepreneur, first launched his guitar strings in the 1960s.

Guitar strings used to be much thicker on average than they are today, and Ball noticed that many beginners had problems fretting the strings (especially the wound G string on the electric guitar). So, he launched a line of strings that were thinner, eventually gaining the patronage of musicians like the Beach Boys, Merle Travis, and The Ventures.

As time went on, Ernie Ball’s endorsers list became a who’s-who of rock and roll excellency.

The Ernie Ball 2834 Super Slinky Roundwound set is great for musicians looking for a modern, punchy bass tone.

The brand has always produced really bright sounding strings, and the 2834 is reflective of this.

With that being said, the set is still really versatile. So unless you’re planning on playing straight ahead jazz or early-country you should get really good results.


  • Gauge: Medium (.045 to .100)
  • 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 recommendations at: The Best Bass Guitar Strings.