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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
 
4.1

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

84%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (16)
  • Back-up (12)
  • Concerts (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (7)

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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2.0

Not that great

By James

from undisclosed

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

You get what you pay for.

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4.0

Good "all around" strings

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.

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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.

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    3.0

    You Get What You Pay For

    By HappySquirrel

    from Las Vegas, NV

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    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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      5.0

      Bargin-sounds good

      By Mike

      from Moore, OK

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

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

        These strings sound as good as other name brands I have used over the past 22 years. Only difference is some of the wound strings are a bit dirty-use some string cleaner and back in business.

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        5.0

        Awesome

        By Jonathanaspen

        from Aspen, CO

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            Nice strings. Great value. I would't buy any other

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            4.0

            not bad for the price

            By metalman

            from ohio

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Great price

            Cons

            • Tone Is Just Ok Not Great

            Best Uses

            • Good For Cheap Basses

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

            i like the stings for the price because bass strings are expensive.the musicians gear strings are good but not the best bass strings out there.

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            4.0

            Work nicely

            By Walt

            from Emporium PA

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              I bought these strings for an inexpensive (and experimental) way to lower a Schecter 4 string bass to B,E,A,D tuning. I have 5 string basses, but don't like the thick necks.
              I had to dress the nut slightly to accommodate the thick B string. I am very happy with the result.

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              5.0

              great strings

              By Doug

              from Gadsden, Al.

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              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Sounds great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                A friend of mine let me try his 5 string and the strings on it was bad so i some of these and im gonna get some for mine, great sound!!

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                5.0

                Impressive

                By Hetrickaj

                from Nampa, Idaho

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

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

                  First and foremost, I play guitar, I only got into bass truly about 3 years ago. I have ALOT of respect for the bass now, it's a thunder that you can control, a vibration that can be dangerous, and loving. So I bought my first bass and it was a 5-string. I wanted something i knew i could play, but not be intimidated by.

                  First pack of strings I bought for the five-string, were these to replace the old ones on my five-string and in all the mass of colors, vibrations, and air-moving qualities the bass could bring. These strings help that!

                  Short and simple, they work. They work so well it's scary, I have used the guitar strings as well and I am impressed. Bravo musicians gear. Bravo!

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