Ernie Ball Adds Short Scale Gauges to Slinky Flatwound Strings
This year, Ernie Ball announced two new sets to their Slinky Flatwound Bass lineup at the NAMM Show. The series now has new string gauge combinations designed for short-scale basses in Regular Slinky Short Scale (45-105) and Power Slinky Short Scale (50-110) gauges.
The company says the strings are wound with a patented cobalt alloy ribbon for a “round sound with a flat feel.” You can hear the strings in action with this demo by Taika Tsuyama.
The Ernie Ball Slinky Flatwound Cobalt Bass Strings will be shipping with a TBA price point this summer.
Ernie Ball Slinky Flatwound Cobalt Bass Strings Features:
|Precision wound with cobalt alloy ribbon wire|
|Flexible construction with low finger noise|
|Round sound and flat feel|
|Regular Slinky Short Scale (45-105)|
|Power Slinky Short Scale (50-100)|
That demo tells me NOTHING about how these BASS strings sound! Playing them like a bass might help instead of like a guitar! I wanted to hear how the strings sound, not watch some flashy bassist show off…. ~Sheeeesh!!!