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Musician's Gear Electric 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings   

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Manufactured from the finest nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around a platinum hexagon steel core to produce higher magnetic response for greater br...Read More

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Manufactured from the finest nickel-plated steel wire wrapped around a platinum hexagon steel core to produce higher magnetic response for greater brilliance, volume, sustain, and strength.


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Musician's GearElectric 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings
 
4.1

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (25)
  • Consistent (22)
  • Well built / quality (19)
  • Long life (13)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (26)
  • Back-up (15)
  • Concerts (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (22), Professional musician (14), Novice (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Musician's Gear 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings

I have a new student who's bass guitar had horrible strings on it. You know, the rusted, pitted this guitar has been sitting in a closet a few years strings? He has limited...Read complete review

I have a new student who's bass guitar had horrible strings on it. You know, the rusted, pitted this guitar has been sitting in a closet a few years strings? He has limited funds, so I pointed him to Musician's Friend, and these strings. I put them on at his next lesson, and I was fairly impressed. They are packaged very nicely, went on well and came to tune easily. After playing his guitar with these on, I was impressed with them. They are very bright however, so if you are looking for that flat wound sound, these probably are not for you, but, for modern rock, pop, and country, and even electric blues, they are fine.

They are so bright sounding I had a thought... I would buy a set and try them on my acoustic electric bass instead of phosphore bronze. They sound great! I actually ordered four sets to get the free shipping, thinking I could always use them up on student's guitars. Instead I'll be putting them on my acoustic for my own use.

These are such a bargain for what they cost it is unbelieveable! Try a set...

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

These will make your Bass sound Cheap!!

Please do yourself a favor spend a little extra and buy a decent set of bass strings. The gauges on this set match exactly with Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky Bass strings. These strings are...Read complete review

Please do yourself a favor spend a little extra and buy a decent set of bass strings. The gauges on this set match exactly with Ernie Ball Hybrid Slinky Bass strings. These strings are very cheap and poor quality and the pickups on your Bass will really reflect this. I found them to be a waste of money.. after replacing a Fender Jag Bass With the Ernie Ball string's what a difference in the sound quality. The Bass pickups wont respond well to these cheap strings... please you wont regret passing these up for better strings they will make a Huge difference in the sound quality and the way the pickups respond to the strings.

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2.0

Hit or Miss

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from SW Iowa

About Me Experienced

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Pros

  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • Not Consistent
  • Poor Tone Quality

Best Uses

    Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

    I have been a bass player for 30+ years and have gone through many sets over the years. I purchased a few sets of these because of their price, it was a cheap investment. They lose their brightness very quickly and there was two of three sets that had a dead string. I will not be trusting these in the future.

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    5.0

    Good Strings For A Fraction Of The Cost

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    from Portland, OR

    About Me Novice

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

      I have been playing for a year, so it isn't like I'm a pro or anything, but, for the price, these are one of the best sets I've put on my bass.

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      5.0

      Great strings great price

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      from Ocala Fl

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

        These strings are comparable to any of the other higher priced ones. I use these exclusively for all of my basses. Never a problem with these.

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        5.0

        These are great strings.

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        from Satan's Armpit, KY

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

          Don't be afraid of the name -- these Musician's Gear bass strings are excellent value for the money. They're reliable, well-made, and make my Fender Deluxe Precision Bass Special with Seymour Duncan Basslines pickups a punchy monster. For just about half the price of the next best name brand strings, do yourself a favor and buy two sets of these -- I challenge you to find a meaningful difference.

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          4.0

          I will buy this product again.

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          from Providence, R.I.

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Practicing

            Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

            They play and sound great.And at that price I can afford to change them as often as I like.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            The best kept secret for bass players...

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            from Tennessee

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

              Over the years I have used just about every brand of string that you could imagine. I have used no brand that's any better than these. These strings are a steal. Now I can change strings frequently without breaking the bank.

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              5.0

              great bass strings

              By 

              from Jackson Ms

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Feel Great
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • ANY USE

              Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

              only problem i had they are so much in demand the was on back order other than the everything was and is great

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              5.0

              Well Worth the Price

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              from Portage, WI

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Main Bass
                • Practicing

                Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

                This is my 2nd set of these. Let me tell you about the 1st set.

                When I put them on they stayed bright, round, and punchy with a hint of growling drive which diminished little by little over the course of 2 weeks. This was after being used for 3 live hour-long sets and 2 studio dates. Toward the end of that second week they kinda lost the sound I like to here and feel.

                Higher priced name brands do the same thing. Sometimes they're worse. But these won't engage in taking the money out of your wallet by force. You can afford to change that often.

                Next, I want to see if (a) set 2 will have the same characteristics and (b) set 1 can come back after a good boil and freezing.

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                1.0

                You deserve better.

                By 

                from SW Iowa

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Not Consistent
                  • Poor Tone Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

                  Bassist for 34 years..tried them all. These are poor quality in their tonal presence. The set I got had a dead G string. No bright ring or snap to it. Try playing some slap and your G string has no bite..Disappointment sets in. Over the years, my fav sets have been Rotosound swing bass66, Dean Markley Blue steels, DR, and good old Fender stainless.

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                  4.0

                  IF YOU PLAN ON GIGGING A LOT!!!

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                  from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

                    I now use these strings for the same reason that I have used Ernie Balls for years. Price, quality and consistency. I have been gigging 5-7 gigs a week (2-3 sets a gig) for quite sometime (10 yrs). I find that no matter what strings I use, they are dead within 2 weeks. I enjoy the sound of fresh strings personally and being able to change them every 2-4 weeks without breaking my wallet is very nice. It's also great having a bunch of packs stocked up as well. Musicians Gear strings work great for me and sound/feel as well, if not better than EB, D'Ads, GHS... If you are like me and cringe at the whole 'I've had this same set of strings on here for years' bit, then give these strings a try... At this great price, they are worth a shot!

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