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Musician's Gear Electric 5-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 5-String Nickel Plated Steel Bass Strings
 
4.2

(based on 30 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (14)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (13)
  • Back-up (10)
  • Concerts (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (6)

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".........

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

lower price does not equal better deal

i tried this set and the low B was considerably less bright then the previous D'Addario that that been on for 4 months. less bright to the point all it did was thump. the...Read complete review

i tried this set and the low B was considerably less bright then the previous D'Addario that that been on for 4 months. less bright to the point all it did was thump. the other strings had a fair amount of high end sheen to them but as i use my low b alot, this was a real let down. if you are a frequent low b user i would suggest using these as a a practice set then switching to a different set for a gig or a recording session, or barring that using them as a last minute i have no other option its either this or a length of hay bale wire type back up string thing.

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5.0

Awesome

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from Aspen, CO

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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 

      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

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      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

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        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 

          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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            4.0

            great deal

            By 

            from Twin falls idaho

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup

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

              Just put them on my ltd sm-206 because the g string broke. Looks about the same as the cleartone strings maybe better. Sounds the same too.

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              4.0

              pretty good

              By 

              from springfield, mo

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Piano-like Clear

              Cons

              • Hard On Fingers
              • Not Consistent

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              what can you say. for ten smackers they do the job and good quality at this price. i have played a service and practiced at home and they have not gotten dull yet. each string in its own sealed package so they seem fresh. to me they are not best quality but very acceptable for the price. kinda remind me of diaddarios.

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              4.0

              Great price for decent quality strings.

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              from Greenville, SC

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Brightness
              • Good Tone
              • Value

              Cons

              • Short Life Span

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              Great value for some pretty good strings. Nice and bright tone & shipped quickly.

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              4.0

              Cheap in money!!, Not in Quality!!!

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              from Norfolk NE

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

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

                Hey these are Great!!! for what your paying? these are so good!!... quality wise? same as the earnie ball "i think"...

                again for buck these are great to have. if you are on a budget i recommend them , I like them very much!!! try them out!!!

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                5.0

                Great Value

                By 

                from Wake Forest NC

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Price

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gigs
                  • Practicing

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

                  Couldn't be happier with these strings. So much cheaper than what I have been paying over the years. Tone is good, they last as long as anything else I have used. very happy.

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