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Dean Markley 8801 Misfits Skullbusters Bass Guitar Strings  

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    For a hell of a good sound, try Misfits Skullbusters.

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    "We've survived 25 years now," Jerry Only reflects. "Maybe 50 years from now, people will still be playing our albums . . . because we don't water down what we do. Our goal is to keep perspective on who we are and where we're going.

    "When we started playing out again, we were surprised to see how many fans both young and old, still go nuts for the Misfits. It shows that we have a very strong following and we can still stay true to ourselves and grow as a band.

    "My weapon of choice is a custom Misfits Devastator Bass, strung with the crunchiest strands of steel ever produced -- Markley's. I designed and built my bass personally and it's no mistake that there are no volume or tone controls. You can't shut it off. I keep it hot-wired, up all the way -- all the time. That's my sound. Loud! When I'm there, you'll know it.

    "When it comes to Strings, we use only the best . . . and that's Dean Markley strings! Dean feels the same way about his strings as we do about our music . . . make the very best you can make and people will always come back for more."


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    Dean Markley8801 Misfits Skullbusters Bass Guitar Strings
     
    4.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

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    Expected less, got much more.

    I bought these at a local store in a hurry for a bass I needed for a gig in less than a week. It seemed like a pretty risky gamble but I was quite...Read complete review

    I bought these at a local store in a hurry for a bass I needed for a gig in less than a week. It seemed like a pretty risky gamble but I was quite surprised. I have these on a fender american special jazz bass set in drop e flat running through a marshall MB4210 and a Marshall Mb115 for smaller venues and I have to say they have a lot of crunch to their sound. I play equal parts plucking and slap bass and both sound very clear through these strings. Very lively sound.

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    They just werent for me

    I've liked The Misfits for some time now, and these strings caught my eye for a couple of other reasons. I liked the gauge, figured they'd be sturdy (the e popped while putting...Read complete review

    I've liked The Misfits for some time now, and these strings caught my eye for a couple of other reasons. I liked the gauge, figured they'd be sturdy (the e popped while putting them on.) and I figured they'd produce a Bright enough tone to cut through in my Band's mix. Unfortunatley I found the tone to be flat from my Thunderbird. I switched back to Ernie Ball Slinky's, I like there Tone alot more, and I have'nt broken one in ages.

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    4.0

    Expected less, got much more.

    By IntotheBlackbass

    from Montreal

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Comfortable Thickness
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • Breaks Easy

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dean Markley 8801 Misfits Skullbusters Bass Guitar Strings:

      I bought these at a local store in a hurry for a bass I needed for a gig in less than a week. It seemed like a pretty risky gamble but I was quite surprised. I have these on a fender american special jazz bass set in drop e flat running through a marshall MB4210 and a Marshall Mb115 for smaller venues and I have to say they have a lot of crunch to their sound. I play equal parts plucking and slap bass and both sound very clear through these strings. Very lively sound.

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      5.0

      String Quality

      By Igor Blackrain

      from Seattle, WA

      Comments about Dean Markley 8801 Misfits Skullbusters Bass Guitar Strings:

      I use these strings and really like them. They got a raunchy tone and wear well. I play with a pick and the strings hold up well to the abuse. As the strings get older they still have a great sound. The heavey gauge helps when D tuning also.

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      2.0

      They just werent for me

      By The Glory Gun

      from Jacksonville Fl

      Comments about Dean Markley 8801 Misfits Skullbusters Bass Guitar Strings:

      I've liked The Misfits for some time now, and these strings caught my eye for a couple of other reasons. I liked the gauge, figured they'd be sturdy (the e popped while putting them on.) and I figured they'd produce a Bright enough tone to cut through in my Band's mix. Unfortunatley I found the tone to be flat from my Thunderbird. I switched back to Ernie Ball Slinky's, I like there Tone alot more, and I have'nt broken one in ages.

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      5.0

      amazing

      By zildjian player

      from australia

      Comments about Dean Markley 8801 Misfits Skullbusters Bass Guitar Strings:

      I bought these just to try out, my hopes weren't to high, but when I put them on my bass I was amazed. The sound that comes out of them is like nothing I ever hear before. I play a lot of punk and metal so they are perfect for me. The only problem that I had was when I put on the E string it snapped right in half and it wasn't even tunned yet, but once I got a new one it went on easily and I havent had any problems since.

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      5.0

      Review

      By matt-8Eztd

      from scranton,PA

      Comments about Dean Markley 8801 Misfits Skullbusters Bass Guitar Strings:

      they are really good with a sweet sound over all

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Strings Ever

      By 4 String Mike

      from georgetown texas

      Comments about Dean Markley 8801 Misfits Skullbusters Bass Guitar Strings:

      ive used lots of strings but theres one brand ill use only until the end of time!! and thats the Dean Markley Misfits Skullbusters. Theres nothing better its crunch is perfect for Punk and Heavy Metal. not that fake death metal black metal stuff i mean real Heavy Metal. plus these strings are like chease graders wich is asome for developing tough calisis on your fingers.

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      5.0

      best bass strings i've tried yet!

      By metal4life-e6m8u

      from Illinois

      Comments about Dean Markley 8801 Misfits Skullbusters Bass Guitar Strings:

      ok i've been playin bass for 6 years now, and i've tried, ghs boomers, dr coated strings, and warwick yellow lable strings. these skullbusters are by far the best strings i've ever tried. they got that krunch for slap, and the roar for metal, then the clean sound for rock/blues. they just sound great and i got a dean metal man ML series, behringer 450 watt combo amp, and a digi tech bp80 bass proccessor, and it all sounds good, im stickin w/ dean string from now on, i want to try the blue steel strings. don't get me wrong dr stings r good but in my opinion they don't last long.

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      5.0

      Amazing

      Comments about Dean Markley 8801 Misfits Skullbusters Bass Guitar Strings:

      I bought these strings for my bass a couple of days ago, and I'm loving them. Like the other reviews, the crunchy sound you get out of these is great and they're overall an excellent set of strings.

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      5.0

      Pretty wicked strings

      By LDSBASS

      from Columbus, OH

      Comments about Dean Markley 8801 Misfits Skullbusters Bass Guitar Strings:

      I have been using these strings for some time now, and while they arent the most durable strings, I have yet to find a set of strings that delivers the sound that these do, for the price. They are excelent budget strings, that deliver boat loads of bang for your buck. Just make sure to maintain them and you shouldnt have a problem with them, they usually last me about 3 months before I blow one out ( usually the E string) And I play with a pretty aggresive pick style, and i've tried everything from DR's to GHS Boomers, and I still love these.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Metal Up

      By DemonBassist

      from Coarsegold,CA

      Comments about Dean Markley 8801 Misfits Skullbusters Bass Guitar Strings:

      These strings are completely amazing. When I put them on my custom fretless bass, the tone was as crunchy as I hoped it would be. And they hold up with the extreme finger style thrash playing I am accustomed to.

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