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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...Click To Read More About This Product

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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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Musician's GearElectric 10 Nickel Plated Steel Guitar Strings
 
4.2

(based on 145 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (84)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (33)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (12)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (90)
  • Consistent (78)
  • Well built / quality (54)
  • Long life (46)
  • Cheap (3)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (75)
  • Back-up (57)
  • Concerts (43)
  • Recording (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (64), Professional musician (39), Novice (9)

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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(11 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Real Truth about these strings

By John Franco

from San Antonio, TX.

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

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Cheap and they work

By JB-MBkV6

from Undisclosed

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Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      If you're looking for a cheap set of strings, these are the way to go especially if you change your strings often. I wouldn't use them on a professional studio recording, but for playing out live or in your bedroom they are perfect.

      (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Probably the same factory as brand name strings for 2x the price!

      By Funktacular

      from Toledo, OH

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

      When a single string is this price at the local music store, you've got to be an idiot not to have a few sets of Musicians Gear on hand!
      Great strings? No. Great Price? Yes. As a music teacher, I always keep plenty of Musicians Gear strings on hand for students. It's a nice perk to change a students old rusted strings for free unexpectedly.
      So, as a gift, or just as a cheap string, they are well worth it. Put on your expensive Les Paul? Of course not. Keep the strings on your entry level Squier fresh every 3-6 months? Yes!
      You don't buy these for quality. However, for the price you get more than you pay for.

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good strings at a good price...

      By Speak-tor the Horrible...

      from Florida

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

      • Not Consistent

      Best Uses

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

        These are descent strings for the money. I've used them for years. Once in a while I get a set, or string, that seems to have slipped by quality control. But, I don't think I have used any brand strings, short of D'addario, that are any different. I personally use Muscian Gear, Slinky's, or D'addario and pretty much rank them from bottom to top in that order. But, again, I have no issues using Musicians Gear strings recording and/or playing out...

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Years of Use

        By EdgetoneSam

        from Raleigh,NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I've played professionally for almost forty years. I find the best way to get reliability in strings is to change them regularly. These strings have been totally reliable and I don't have to be concerned about changing out more expensive strings every couple of shows. I highly recommend these.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great strings at a fabulous price

          By David Broughhton

          from Stixville, Bamma

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

          Best I've tried so far. Contrary to what some might say, they do not break easily if you pick the right weight for you, and know a little bit about installing strings. If you're having problems with these strings, it's not the strings, but how you're installing them. One little trick that helps more than you can imagine is to sharpen a number two pencil, and rub some of the graphite in the nut slot. This tiny bit of lubrication will keep your strings from breaking during tuning.
          Well, they're strings, so there's not a lot of features. They tune up nicely, play well, and are a bit slinky, without being so soft they break easily.
          I didn't expect a lot at that price, but I got strings that are as good or better than higher priced brands. I tend to break the high E so often, that I bought a batch of E strings separately, before I tried these strings. So far, so good, the strings tune up, and don't break, even under heavy rock n roll use.
          As good as any I've tried, and I've tried most of the major brands. Buy the right weight for you, your guitar and your style, and you'll be in heaven. I really can't say enough about the incredible value these strings are. Musican's Friend has the best string prices in the first place, but these are far above anything else I've tried so far. Maybe there are better strings for a given instrument and player, but you'll be hard pressed to find any better value anywhere.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for the price!

          By Billsguitar

          from Jersey Shore

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

          There are a lot of players who believe their choice is the best choice... I can take a low priced guitar with rusty strings & make it sound great. I am a "tone junkie"... but, sacrificing a set of strings each time I gig could get very expensive & I'd rather invest the money where it counts (great guitars).
          I own several guitars... I gig on a regular basis (at least once a week during the winter & 4 times a week in the summer)... these are the "no-frills" guitar strings that I use because I change my strings before every gig.
          Summer exposes my guitars to weather elements beyond control... sweat, salt air from the ocean & general use. They easily hold up to a 4 hour gig & I can even squeeze another gig out of them if I needed to... these conditions will kill ANY guitar string!
          I can easily throw away 5 or 6 sets of srtings a week & at this price a set, I do not care!

          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Use them a lot!

          By been there, done that

          from Mt. Vernon, WA

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            I've been using these Musician's Gear strings for several years on my Carvin electrics and my Guild dreadnaught that I bought new in 1975. Sure, they're not the finest sounding strings ever made, and I don't use them for recording, but they sound good. And c'mon. You're playing in a noisy bar, or even a mellow coffeehouse. Find one person in an audience, ever in your lifetime, who's going to hear the difference between one set of strings and another. On that stage, are YOU really gonna hear a difference? I don't. They don't break, they hold tune, they sound good enough for about any live situation.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Just as good!

            By Billsguitar

            from Jersey Shore

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            Pros

            • Best Deal
            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              Summer brings a lot of outdoor gigs & I have tried every brand of guitar string with one outcome... strings do not hold up well between sweat & salt air (Jersey Shore area). I change my strings after every outdoor gig & just about every other or 3rd indoor gig... I get good tone & these strings stand up to the big names. There are some players that will use only ONE BRAND of guitar strings but, with my 45 years of playing guitar it is not below me to save money!
              These strings are used on the guitars I gig with all the time... I do have "special" guitars that get "special treatment" but, that is only due to the fact that they sit in their case 95% of the time. I can bur through 4 - 5 sets of strings in a week of summer gigging & if I can save some money... I WILL !!!!

              (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great strings for the money!!!

              By Carvin06

              from New York

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Feel Good
              • Good Tone
              • Last
              • Long Life
              • Nice Price
              • Sound Good
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                Get a set of these strings today. You can change every day for the price.

                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Just Fine!!

                By WillyGee

                from HB, CA

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

                Inexpensive just fine

                (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                these strings rock

                By mobra27

                from mobile ala

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                Pros

                • A Good Value
                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                • They Dont Have Any

                Best Uses

                • Practicing

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

                i am satisfied

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Best value strings available.

                By Thom

                from Georgetown, DE

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    Use thede strigs on all my new builds.at Outta the Box Guitars

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great strings!!!

                    By pocketknife

                    from Oklahoma

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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:

                      You can't beat these for the price. Buy several at a time.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      These strings are very good.

                      By Joey Gravins

                      from Monroe county Kentucky.

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong
                      • Worth 2 Xs As Much

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Rythemand Lead

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

                      Although these strings have a small price, they deffinately have a big sound.a set of these strings will last almost 7 months.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Top notch for your fav electric guitar

                      By Rocky Nemo

                      from Utica

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Any Style Of Playing
                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      Give them a try. You might find that you've been spending way to much for strings.

                      My best suggestion is to buy these in at least 10 to 12 sets at a time and re-order them when you're down to your last 2 or 3 sets.

                      You'll be very glad that you did. :)

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Good strings???

                      By elbastardo1

                      from Puerto Rico

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

                      I bought 10 sets. I've used like 5 so far and I just wanna throw the others away.
                      Okay so...they aren't real expensive. That's about it.
                      This strings don't even shine. They look dull and like old strings, right out of the packet.
                      Upon 3 weeks of use these strings were BROWN, not black, nor dirty, they were BROWN because of rust.

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Wouldn't Recommend

                      By Michael Planker

                      from KC MO

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

                      Wouldn't recommend
                      The strings played well and sounded decent but I did have an issue with the high E string. The string ended up breaking at the ball end. At first I feared it was my tuner that was slipping and causing the string to lose it's tuning but when it broke at the bridge end I knew it was losing it's tuning due to the string compromising. I might have had an isolated incident but figured I should offer my experience
                      Five of the strings show no problems with quality but the high E string was the reason I have issue with this set.
                      The value would be better if I didn't have to worry about the quality of the strings.

                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good strings

                      By Wooooooo

                      from South Dakota

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

                      I'm pretty picky about the strings I use and I've settled on being primarily a DR user, but once upon a time I decided to try these strings and I have absolutely no complaints. They stay in tune and hold their brilliance longer than many other "major" manufacturers and have a high tolerance rate before they break. They are simply good strings, not just good cheap strings, but good strings. If I don't have a pack of DR's laying around, I would grab one of these. Great value, recommended.

                      (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      String Solution for my Guitar Harem? Musicians Gear Strings!

                      By Attilla D'

                      from 'Vegas, baby!

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Great value
                      • Won't kill your wallet

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup
                        • Practicing
                        • Re-stringing Many at once
                        • Spending less

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

                        My Guitar Harem is kinda big, at 65 Pcs+/- ,and they all get played, so they need me to keep a bunch of string sets on hand. I buy these 10 to 20 packs at a time for my Guitar Harem. They are a good string that is easy on my wallet, and that is important on both counts. If you have a Harem of Guitars, I highly recommend these, and you should get them in bundles of 10 packs at a time,

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