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Musician's Gear Electric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings  

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Musician's Gear Electric Guitar Strings deliver great tone, durability, and accurate intonation. They are made from American nickel-plated steel wire...Read More

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Musician's Gear Electric Guitar Strings deliver great tone, durability, and accurate intonation. They are made from American nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around a platinum hexagon steel core and are manufactured to the highest tolerance standards to enhance your musical enjoyment and performance.


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Electric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings

  • Gauges 10-46
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Musician's GearElectric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings
 
3.9

(based on 79 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (41)
  • Consistent (30)
  • Well built / quality (25)
  • Long life (20)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (4)
  • Not consistent (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (34)
  • Back-up (27)
  • Concerts (22)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (26), Professional musician (23), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The Real Truth about these strings

I've been using these strings exclusively for over 10 years. I buy 30 sets when I make a purchase. I use them when I perform and record and change them before hand so they...Read complete review

I've been using these strings exclusively for over 10 years. I buy 30 sets when I make a purchase. I use them when I perform and record and change them before hand so they are fresh. They sound like they are brand new every time I use them because they are. Whoever heard of trying to make a set of strings last a month and expect them to be all bright and shiny at the end of it. I know that's never worked for me and I'm no hack. I'm a banging, strumming, plucking feedback hound. What's the best way to get a good full tonal feedback and not some scratchy garbage? New strings! You can't get that kind of effect from a rope. Give someone 2 guitars with 2 different brand of strings of the same gauge and they'll be hard pressed to tell you one from the other. These are good strings. They sound good. They don't break. You can change them often and the price is absolutely right. One recommendation: I would like to see them available in 11's because if you set up your Floyd Rose correctly it will stay in tune better, sound better with 11's and you won't be able to tell the difference in the tension.
1. First of all, nickel is considered corrosion-resistant which is why it was originally used for plating metals such as iron and brass and is used in certain alloys so that they will retain a high silvery polish; and, it is still used for corrosion-resistant pure-nickel plating. What does this mean? Clean your guitars and wipe down your strings when you've finished playing or your finger will turn colors no matter what brand of strings you use.

2. No string just breaks! If it does and or keeps on breaking then you need to put a file on your machine head, run some graphite in your bone or get a new one because it's cut too deep already and or, run a small buffer wheel from a Dremel over the saddles and get the kinks out so they won't cut.
Good and constant quality. If your strings are sounding flat, try placing your thumb in the middle of the back of the neck and adjust your strap so your guitar isn't around your knees like your underwear.
The reviews I've read only prove that we can complain about anything regardless of the fact. As for value, they cannot be beat. I give them an overall value of 9 because I'm sure there are viable reasons why some strings are better than others and or these in particular.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

If you're OK with factory strings...

A while back, I needed a quick, cheap pair of guitar strings to replace the ones I'd been using, I believe a set of light D'addarios. I was pretty short on funds,...Read complete review

A while back, I needed a quick, cheap pair of guitar strings to replace the ones I'd been using, I believe a set of light D'addarios. I was pretty short on funds, so I hadn't replaced them in months, and opted for these as a way of saving a bit of money, but still improving my tone. No matter how cheap these strings were, absolutely anything should sound better than the time-worn pair, right?

Sadly, the second I put these on, I felt an instant sense of regret. They were a bit brighter, sure, but in a cheap, noticeably tinny way--really more dull and high than anything. To me, they sound pretty close (maybe worse) than the factory strings on most guitars.

And just like factory strings, that isn't to say they're useless. After a fair amount of adjusting to amp and pickup settings, they can definitely approach par, and in a pinch, I'm sure they'd do fine. Just don't kid yourself into thinking you won't notice the drop in quality. They seem more meant to get you by than anything.

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5.0

Works for me!

By reverbnation/tommycole

from Texas

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Duh Guitar Strings People
    • Practicing

    Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings:

    I use any strings, and can hardly tell much difference(when cranked up)between them all. So why not save a small fortune. I don't use any brand for long because they all seem dead after a couple of shows. Fresh is Best, Brand means Nothing!

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    1.0

    I will never purchase a guitar online.

    By JoeAngel1

    from Cincinnati, Ohio

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings:

      I was sent these because upon recieving my guitar it had a broken string. Also had not been set up so now I have to pay for a neck adjust, action adjust, and intonation. This was my first mail order of a guitar and I will never do it again.

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      5.0

      Worth the buy

      By toxicevil13

      from York, SC

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings:

        These strings are pretty nice for the money. Obviously, they're a heavier gauge, so your guitar sounds a little more full.
        I put the strings on my Epiphone Les Paul Junior and they sound fantastic, especially for heavier music where palm muting is needed. They're definitely worth it.

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        5.0

        Best bang for your buck....

        By Annie9r

        from Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Always Use These Strings
        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings:

          Change your strings whenever you want...Quality and Price....What else is there????

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          4.0

          great for a backup just in case

          By Freebird

          from Ohio

          About Me Professional Musician

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Cheap 2 Have Around

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

            Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings:

            Bought a cheap combo axe and amp for grandson and in trying to tune bridge and strings in I found that the strings that came on guitar were really hard on fingers. I know that even with the best of us, it's great to have extras around to get thru session or practice and that's what these were bought for cause I figured little feller would have his share of breaks but ended up putting them on and saving others for backups. Not the greatest tone but got them even cheaper cause of Labor Day sale so for the price, and for backups or for someone just starting then they'll be fine.

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            4.0

            Perfectly Fine

            By none

            from NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Cheap
            • Good Tone
            • Solid

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • All
            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings:

            These are perfectly fine strings. Once strung
            onto my Epiphone ES-339, they hold their tunings, after settling-in a bit, just as all strings do.

            Other 'purists' forget that Hendrix played guitar
            upside down, and out of tune. He made that work.

            Rock is not about nitpicking, it is about Emotion.
            Adjust your EQ rather than criticize ridiculously.

            I'll take into account the warning on Bigsbys.

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            5.0

            Nice Strings Great Price

            By J3R3MY502

            from Louisville, KY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Price
            • Strong

            Cons

            • String Life

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

            Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings:

            25 years playing, 22 in a band, 16 years Pro in a band/Studio. I use DR's for live and studio use but for backups real fast, i go to these. All of my other guitars i keep at home for general practice and recording at home....you cannot beat these for the sheer price alone. 6 of my guitars and 2 basses are all wired with these strings. The only reason i listed string life as a CON is i wouldent recommend using them Live and expect them to take a stern beating. Otherwise they last as long as other brands under normal wear and tear.

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            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Poor quality strings

            By frets

            from Atlanta,GA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • No Pros

            Cons

            • Can Cause Buzzing
            • Corrosion
            • Dead
            • Intonation Problems
            • Poor Vibrational Pattern

            Best Uses

            • Repairs
            • Testing Refrets

            Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings:

            I run a repair shop and primarily do stainless steel refrets. These strings have caused problems more than once with intonation and buzzing. I still use them for diagnosis and during repairs. Then they go in the trash can and I put quality strings on. They are just low end poorly made strings. I would not perform with them unless that is all I had. And never leave them on a customers guitar.

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            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good strings

            By Bones

            from North East Ohio

            About Me Professional Musician

            Ask me a question

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good As The
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing
              • Recording

              Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings:

              Been playing pro for 50 years, I have played all the name brands, including a few that don't exist any more. All strings have a feel of there own, Roto Sound or DR's for example seem to have more tension. I.E. 10's feel more like an 11 when compared to Ernie Ball, Fender, SIT, D'adario, Etc. These particular strings seem to have a lighter feel, which I personally like. The tone is very well balanced as far as I can tell. You can't beat the price, I have not bought strings for this kind of money since the late 60's-early 70's.. Just switched over to these strings on my Les Paul and Tele. I only have about 4 to 5 hrs. playing time on both guitars, so as far as longevity it's to early to tell.. I'll be happy to get 20 hrs. out of them. That's usually the average between changes for me. If they make it that far without breaking or going dead I'll be very well pleased.. I'm hoping they make it that far, and I'm going to assume they will so I'm giving them 5 stars right off the bat.. I hope they don't let me down!!

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              3.0

              Not long enough for Bigsby

              By boogieboo

              from Texas

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings:

                    Don't buy these for a Bigsby equipped guitar. The D and G strings aren't long enough. Otherwise they don't seem too bad.

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