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Musician's Gear Electric 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings   

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Musician's GearElectric 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings
 
4.0

(based on 41 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (20)
  • Consistent (12)
  • Well built / quality (7)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (20)
  • Back-up (15)
  • Concerts (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (15), Professional musician (11)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

good so far...

i have used D'Addarios exl170's for a long time on my 5strings and thought I'd give these a try... Packaged well, labeled clearly, nice!
Slapped em on and had...Read complete review

i have used D'Addarios exl170's for a long time on my 5strings and thought I'd give these a try... Packaged well, labeled clearly, nice!
Slapped em on and had to pull back the hi end a bit! Much brighter tone and snappier than the 170s straight away. I have read many reviews on these strings leaving BLACK STAINS on the hands.... after arming both my ESP 5's with these and seating them in for about 10 min each, NO STAINING! Checked my tuning and it had dropped a half step. Which is acceptable....
Went to practice and warmed em up, had to pull back the highs a bit more, (bright as the sun!) checked tuning and they were all over the place! This had me a bit unsettled, because we dont slow down once we get slammin. So i dialed em in again, and we got to rockin it. After two songs, I ended up tuning as we played because they had dropped over a half step! The EXLs you can set and almost forget, these, NOT NEARLY!
So far thats my only complaint, time will tell if these strings can cut the mustard or if they are just "too cheap".........

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

You Get What You Pay For

These aren't terrible, but I noticed two things right away: 1) They feel rather "dull" to the touch (sorry, I'm not great at describing these things) espeically when picking...Read complete review

These aren't terrible, but I noticed two things right away: 1) They feel rather "dull" to the touch (sorry, I'm not great at describing these things) espeically when picking with fingers and 2) if you have a bass with a neck length on the long side, some of these strings aren't as long as they should be. I strung up my Yamaha BB425X with these, and I didn't have enough string to get two full winds around the tuning peg on the 2nd and 3rd string (I used the entire string - didn't cut off the end), which means my sustain may be somewhat lacking when playing on those strings. There's really no excuse for that. For that reason, I don't plan on buying these again.

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4.0

They work for me

By Cease690

from Long Island New York

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Practicing

    Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

    These are basic strings that sound great for the price of you're not playing an arena these will be fine for practice and small gigs I will definitely buy again....!!!

     
    5.0

    Best Deal Ever

    By StanSki

    from Portage, WI

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

      30+ clams for name brand strings? Not any more fam. These strings do everything they do for 1/3rd the cost. They sound gorgeous, for a long time. Longer than most expensive brands I have used in the past.At first I was skeptical. But after using them over the last year I have no doubts that I was wasting my money buying expensive name-brands instead of these. Now I exclusively use them. I play a 5-string J-bass but my instrument is a P-bass set up with low-B to D strings (original Progressive Doom Metal band) which means I end up with unused G strings (lawdy! lol). I'm not paying premium prices for that either. Do yourselves a favor. Try a set of these.

       
      4.0

      AFORTABLE BASS STRINGS

      By DrD

      from Paterson, NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

        Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

        I purchased these strings to help out a student who had no funds to replace his existing strings. Although I use a wide variety of strings on my basses ranging from DR, FODERA, D'Addario, RotoSound, Ernie Ball, Dunlop etc... These string were easy to tune and had a Mid/bright tone and held the sustain well. If you have a practice bass then these strings can be used to help preserve your inventory of performance strings. These strings will also work as an emergency backup replacement set to replace a broken string if that occurs. I have not tested these strings over a period of time so the life cycle is unknown to me..

         
        3.0

        So far for the money not bad...

        By rick

        from Watson, La.

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Practicing

          Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

          not bad for the price

           
          4.0

          Nicely Priced

          By RandyB Magic

          from Ohio

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

            For the money these strings are very hard to beat, especially if you change your strings as often as you should

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good product very nice !!!!

            By julio

            from El Paso Tx

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            Comments about Electric 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

            good simple but good quality, pleasant to touch and sound good if cunple with the characteristics of product sale !!!!!!

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Not that great

            By Bass Envelope Filter in Church

            from Portsmouth, VA

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            Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

            You get what you pay for.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good "all around" strings

            By ILMSteve

            from Cape Fear NC

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            Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

            A decent quality string. They get the job done. Not as bright as other higher priced rounds, they are more average in my eyes. The price is where they excel.

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            I would NOT buy this brand strings again!!!

            By dgcarbu

            from Northern CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Not Consistent
              • Poor Tone Quality

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

              the 105 gauge "E" string was a "dud" right out of the box - Musician's Friend would exchange them one for one because of how long ago they were purchased. I play every now and then so I only need to change them every 6 months to a year, but if you're like me, I buy in quantity, so I purchase more than a few sets of strings at a time...well, it finally came around to this set of strings and when I got o the 105 gauge E-string, it was flat in tone, like it was a used string. Definitely would NOT recommend these to a friend.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              You Get What You Pay For

              By HappySquirrel

              from Las Vegas, NV

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Long Enough

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Musician's Gear Electric 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings:

                These aren't terrible, but I noticed two things right away: 1) They feel rather "dull" to the touch (sorry, I'm not great at describing these things) espeically when picking with fingers and 2) if you have a bass with a neck length on the long side, some of these strings aren't as long as they should be. I strung up my Yamaha BB425X with these, and I didn't have enough string to get two full winds around the tuning peg on the 2nd and 3rd string (I used the entire string - didn't cut off the end), which means my sustain may be somewhat lacking when playing on those strings. There's really no excuse for that. For that reason, I don't plan on buying these again.

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