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

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Musician's GearElectric 4-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings
 
4.2

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (40)
  • Consistent (34)
  • Well built / quality (29)
  • Long life (16)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (40)
  • Back-up (23)
  • Concerts (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (33), Professional musician (17), Novice (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

SUPER DEAL!!!!

really think the strings are outstanding value,quality is good! Only thing I would like is the maker to add the wrapping at the ends to minimize string slip while tuners are being turned...Read complete review

really think the strings are outstanding value,quality is good! Only thing I would like is the maker to add the wrapping at the ends to minimize string slip while tuners are being turned during tuning,overall great deal

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Hit or Miss

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...Read complete review

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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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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

By Ed Conley, Bass Guitarist

from North Branch, Michigan. 48461

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Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 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 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...

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Strings For A Fraction Of The Cost

By Jerry the Tuba Player

from Portland, OR

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

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.

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    These are great strings.

    By HTSMetal

    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.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      buy these strings!

      By Benson Klemme

      from Wisconsin

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

      Its funny that people with bad things to say about these strings still rate them very high. I am in the studio recording an album right now and my Sound Gear bass guitar has these strings on it. I am confident with the sound of these that I've passed up nicer studio instruments with older strings. I recommend getting a bottle of Fast Fret with any strings you have, but these strings have lasted me a good many studio sessions and live shows in between. This is not the first time I'm using them either. The only problem Ive had with these strings is that I did receive a pack that had 2 of the same gauge, however the value you get is well worth the cost!

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good strings.

      By Pocketknife-lOstw

      from Oklahoma

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

      I've been playing bass with these strings for a long time and never had any problems with them. I've recorded with them and I've gigged with them. You can't beat them for the price. I usually buy 2 sets at a time. Change your strings at least every 3 months and these will rule. Awesome value.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      The only strings I buy these days

      By Debzdoodle

      from Wake Forest, NC

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Playing live
        • Practicing

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

        I came across these a few years ago and decided to take a chance on them. I am so pleased I did... After many years of spending 2 to 3 times as much on a set of strings - this find was huge for me.
        These strings are easliy as good as the Ernie Ball's I have been using for the past few years ( probably made by them or another big name brand anyway).
        I change my strings frequently - I like a nice bright sound - and I am now able to stock up on these whenever they go on sale.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        The best kept secret for bass players...

        By Bassman

        from Tennessee

        About Me Professional Musician

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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.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great quality for half the price!

          By Crash

          from Texting and Driving

          About Me Professional Musician

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

          I've got three basses and I use these strings on all of them. They can be a little rough on the fingers and it seems the consistency can vary somewhat, but that doesn't bother me. I prefer to change strings more frequently to keep that bright attack only new strings have. I don't care who makes the strings, they all lose that spank in a month or so, so why pay double the price? I do fill-in gigs and I play in a drink heavily/jam all night old guys band that never gigs. I've never broken one of these strings. Your mileage may vary.

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Cant Complain about these strings.

          By Tony

          from London Ky.

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

          You cant complain about these strings, they sound good, stay in tune, and cost less than half of almost all bass strings. I will continue to buy these strings. A great Value.
          These strings sound good and stay in tune great.
          Mine are as good as they were when I put them on my bass a couple of months ago.
          A Great Value for such a low price.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          SUPER DEAL!!!!

          By duallydondon

          from Baytown, TX

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

          • wish the ends would be wrapped in some anti-slip

          Best Uses

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

            really think the strings are outstanding value,quality is good! Only thing I would like is the maker to add the wrapping at the ends to minimize string slip while tuners are being turned during tuning,overall great deal

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good quality good price

            By Greg

            from In Michigan

            About Me Experienced

            See all my reviews

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Tone
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Practicing

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

              I've played guitar for years. I've just recently started playing bass. I bought this set to replace the strings on a used Peavey I acquired. I'm impressed with the tone and playability. For the price, they are a good value.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Good strings for any price, but for this price, fantastic!

              By Mark

              from undisclosed

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

              Great strings for the price. They sound and play like new strings should. Minimal stretch. My last couple sets of much more expensive strings needed adjustments in tuning for some time. These were good to go after a couple stretches and have stayed tuned.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fantastic would buy again.

              By Colt

              from Wv

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Long Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

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

                I have had no problem with the strings. I needed a cheep set of strings just to get by but I've found the brand I am sticking with. Over all just great strings.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Hit or Miss

                By D-Day Dave

                from South West Iowa

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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.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great strings great price

                  By Patt

                  from Ocala, Fl.

                  About Me Professional Musician

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                  Verified Buyer

                  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.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    great bass strings

                    By kenny b

                    from mississippi

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    See all my reviews

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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

                    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    how many nickels does it take to make a

                    By Big All

                    from Lamar Colorado

                    About Me Novice

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

                    stringing a bass guitar is a pain in the but I'll make it through it

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Can't beat these for the money

                    By Debzdoodle

                    from Wake Forest, NC

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Price

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gigs
                      • Practicing

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

                      I took a chance on these because bass strings are so expensive to replace on a regular basis. I figured it was worth the risk. What a pleasant surprise ! They play as well and sound as good as my Ernie Ball's that I have used for 20 years. Job done !

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Decent strings for the price

                      By Bass man Dan

                      from Pa

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

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

                      Change strings often and thought I would give these a try. I will definitely use again.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      1.99 per string!

                      By Mr. Man

                      from West (the best) Virginia

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Strong
                      • Stupid Deal - Great Buy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

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

                        Bought these strings for a Squire / Fender bass we use at church. We have (4) different guys who alternate playing the bass and everyone is pleased with the new strings. Good tone, easy to play, and GREAT VALUE.

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