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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
 
4.1

(based on 60 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (26)
  • Consistent (24)
  • Well built / quality (21)
  • Long life (15)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Practicing (29)
  • Back-up (16)
  • Concerts (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (25), 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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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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5.0

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

By Mark

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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.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

USED THEM LAST PRACTICE HAD A GOOD FILL

By NAPPERRON

from CHATTANOOGA TN.

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Pros

  • Strong

Cons

  • ROUGH FILL

Best Uses

  • Concerts
  • Practicing

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

IN PLAYING IN DROP "D" AND TUNE BACK AND FORTH TO STANDER TUNE THE STINGS SEEM TO HAVE GOOD TONE BUT ROUGH IN FILL.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic would buy again.

By Zigmister

from Oak hill Wv

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

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.

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    (1 of 1 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.

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      (0 of 1 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.

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        (1 of 1 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

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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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          (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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          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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            (3 of 3 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.

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              4.0

              I will buy this product again.

              By Dracula

              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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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                The best kept secret for bass players...

                By Bassman

                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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