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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
 
4.0

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Well built / quality (11)
  • Long life (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (17)
    • Back-up (11)
    • Concerts (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (19), Professional musician (7), 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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    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

          About Me Experienced

          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

            Verified Buyer

            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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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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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                    3.0

                    Flawed, yet functional.

                    By reduke

                    from north bay ca

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Low Price

                    Cons

                    • Quality Issues

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

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

                    I bought a set of these when they were on sale for a fiver. At that price, you can't complain too much. The one issue I had when installing these on a P-style bass was that the winding on the ball end of the E string was sloppy and didn't initially fit through the hole in the bridge plate. However, adding tension to the string was enough to suck it through, and now it sits normally. I've been using these for a week now, and have experienced no further issues. The tone is nothing special, but hey, at five clams it'll do.

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                    5.0

                    A nice alternative

                    By TonyBass

                    from Old Bridge,NJ

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Great price

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Gigs
                      • Practicing

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

                      I use these from time to time and I have never had a problem with them.I stock up on a few sets when I need to change strings when I can't get my regular set.Plus a nice price for a nice alternative !!!

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                      (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 !

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