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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

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Musician's GearElectric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings
 
4.1

(based on 110 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (65)
  • Consistent (53)
  • Well built / quality (37)
  • Long life (31)
  • Cheap (3)

Cons

  • Poor tone quality (5)
  • Not consistent (4)
  • Breaks easy (3)

Best Uses

  • Practicing (53)
  • Back-up (40)
  • Concerts (31)
  • Recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (46), Professional musician (31), Novice (6)

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.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

they doesn't measure up

I'm not that picky about strings, I've tried so many brands over the years and while they do vary a bit most everything I've tried has been more or less ok. so I figured...Read complete review

I'm not that picky about strings, I've tried so many brands over the years and while they do vary a bit most everything I've tried has been more or less ok. so I figured I would give these a shot. at the price i couldn't go wrong, right? WOW - i'm a little picky about strings now. these are crrrap! even at 50% off the already low price, still crrap.

First impressions was the 4th/D string has A LOT of friction. A LOT. Like the wire wound around the string is sharper that usual. Very noticeable and off-putting. has a sand paper feel to it when you slide up and down the string.

The tension on many of the strings felt "off" too. It felt wrong enough to my fingers that I actually measured the strings with a digital caliper and found that only the 2nd/B and 3rd/G strings were the correct gauge. 4 out of 6 strings didn't measure up! i.e. the strings are not the size specified on the packaging. uutf??

so, yeah, you save a tiny bit of dough. but for what? i was swayed by all the positive reviews on here but i will not be buying them again. If you were on the fence about getting a set of Ernie Balls or two sets of these I hope this rant saves you the trouble :)

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5.0

good strings, good tone, great price.

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from lone star state

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    good s trings, good t one, great p rice.

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    4.0

    Good Value

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    from Bright Sunny South

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    Pros

    • Consistent

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

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

      Great strings for my practice and pre session guitars... Surprisingly high quality.

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      5.0

      They're strings. Come on.

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      from Erie, PA

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

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

        I've tried a variety of guitar strings, and no one in an audience is ever going to hear the difference between brands. However, they will notice the difference between, say, 3 day old strings and 3 month old strings. With this brand, you can afford to change strings more or less as often as you need to.

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        4.0

        Decent

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        from Death Valley

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        Pros

        • Good Tone
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

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

          Have used on 2 guitars & so far so good. They work well & price is nice.

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          4.0

          Good buy, I would do it again.

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          from Apache Junction, AZ

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

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

            These sound as good as Slinky's.

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            5.0

            I've used these strings for years . Never a problem

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            from North Richland Hills, TX

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts

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

              Dance, Jam sessions,itc

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              5.0

              I have been using these strings for a long time, great buy.

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              from Yuma Az

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  I use them all the time.

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                  5.0

                  GREAT STRINGS - GREAT PRICE - GREAT SOUND

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                  from Lawrence KS

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                      Great sounding strings. Unreal low price for them. Not completely sure, but the strings may add a hint of growl or grit to your sound which to me is fine. If I played routinely, these strings would be "part of doing business" or consumables if you will.

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                      4.0

                      You might be Surprised! I was.

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                      from Central Oregon Coast

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Good for everyday use and for giging to!

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

                        I find myself using more and more guitars all the time; one standard tuning ,one a half step down, open E for slide work and the occasional g or d tunings, so I have a real need for reliable and inexpensive strings! So I thought I would give these a try. And so far so good! No complaints. I will recommend you at least try them. You might be surprised!

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                        5.0

                        Good Basic Strings

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                        from Huntsville Al

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                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone
                        • Long Life
                        • Strong

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Practicing

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

                          I've used these strings for quite a while now, And find they are as good or better than name brand, For one thing "Nickel Plated Strings" are what they say they are. A brand name doesn't make a bit of difference. Try a few set's (no pun intended) and see for yourself.

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