Ernie Ball 2834 Super Slinky Nickel Round Wound Bass String Set

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Gearank Recommendation

The 2833 Hybrid Slinky Roundwound appeared on our recommended list for Bass Guitar Strings from October 2017 until February 2020 when we changed the eligibility criteria to exclude custom gauge sets.


Dave La Rue (Dixie Dregs), John Myung (Dream Theater), Mark Hoppus (Blink 182) and Paul McCartney are just a few of the many pro bassists who have used Ernie Ball strings.

The 2834 in particular is a medium gauge roundwound set that features a hex shaped steel core wire and nickel plated steel windings.

The round windings give this string a more balanced tonality that works well with many different musical styles.

With Ernie Ball’s reputation for quality bass strings, it’s hard to go wrong with this medium gauge set.


  • Gauges: .045 .065 .080 .100
  • Material: Nickel-Plated Steel
  • Coated: No
If you’re interested in the alternatives, take a look at our guide to The Best Bass Guitar Strings.

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