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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 47 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (18)
  • Consistent (15)
  • Well built / quality (13)
  • Long life (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (19)
    • Back-up (13)
    • Concerts (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (21), Professional musician (8), Novice (3)

    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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    4.0

    IF YOU PLAN ON GIGGING A LOT!!!

    By Robert Muntz

    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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      5.0

      Great Buy

      By Bassist for the Lord

      from Sidney, OH

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          have on 3 different kinds of bass guitars active and passive pick ups love these strings all around

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          5.0

          As good as name brands I have used...

          By mv

          from Moore, OK

          About Me Experienced

          Ask me a question

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

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

            I have been using these strings for a few years.
            Never had any real issues. Some of the sets are a little dirty, but I always put string cleaner/conditioner on when I change strings for longer life.

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            5.0

            Good Basic Strings

            By Bassist for the Lord

            from Sidney, OH

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                some good strings for what you pay for. Not the best strings that i have ever had but then again i didn't have to pay 30 for. there is nothing wrong with these strings, I put them on and have been playing them like crazy. Have NOT had any problems with them and they have a great sound.

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                1.0

                Brass end won't go through ferrule.

                By bassdude238634

                from San Fransisco, CA

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Good Tone

                Cons

                • Not Consistent

                Best Uses

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

                  The brass end on 2 strings were too big to fit through the string ferrules. Was able to force 1 through. Now, it's stuck. The other two strings were fine. The Muscian's Gear 5 string set had no problems at all. These strings can be a good value, but can't even be used as backup if they don't fit :(

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                  3.0

                  Good strings for backup bass.

                  By STEL

                  from Fargo ND

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

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

                    Nice bright strings. For the price I can keep fresh strings on all the time. They may be a bit bright and clanky though, and will not be used for tracking sessions and the like. Hard to beat for the money though.

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                    5.0

                    Very Pleased!

                    By NeutralPerspective

                    from Michigan

                    About Me Professional Musician

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Metallic-sounding
                    • Strong
                    • Very bright

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Metal
                      • Pep Band
                      • Practicing
                      • Punk

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

                      I tried them out on a cheap-ish bass I had sitting around and love how it sounds. I really love the tone of these strings: very bright, very metallic-sounding. The coating on the strings feels a bit odd but it is nothing too significant. I have used them mainly in practicing but I want to try them out at the pep band I am a part of and do some recordings to see how well they sound there. They are just the sound I am looking for in my metal band and they have retained their metallic, bring sound for months! Considering how little I paid for a pack, it was very worth it!

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                      5.0

                      Great price for practice strings

                      By Josh

                      from Sunbury, PA

                      About Me Experienced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Great price

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Practicing

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

                      Great price for strings to practice with. Don't recommend these to play out, but for practicing... heck yes!

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                      4.0

                      It works...

                      By Steve B.

                      from Crossville, Tennessee

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Tone
                      • Individually Packed

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      The strings I got were just fine. build quality of the strings are an incredible value for 5 bones. I found no inconsistency in strings in this package and the strings sound pretty good. All strings are individually wrapped and labeled. I was expecting a dud pack of strings, but these are just as good as strings 3x the price. I will definitely buy again!

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                      5.0

                      how many nickels does it take to make a

                      By bigai

                      from Lamar Colorado

                      About Me Novice

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                        Cons

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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

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