Ernie Ball 2834 Super Slinky Nickel Round Wound Bass String Set
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.
- Gauges: .045 .065 .080 .100
- Material: Nickel-Plated Steel
- Coated: No
Longevity seems to be the main reason why bassists love this set, many report that it maintains its fresh sound far longer than other string sets they tried. Many are also impressed impressed with the tone, described as balanced and versatile, viable for use in various musical styles.
There are some who feel that this set is too trebly, but this maybe more of a preference than an actual issue.
With Ernie Ball's reputation for quality bass strings, it's hard to go wrong with this medium gauge set.
If you're interested in the alternatives, take a look at our guide to The Best Bass Guitar Strings.