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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 brilliance, volume, sustain, and strength.


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

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (6)
  • Well built / quality (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (10)
    • Back-up (8)
    • Concerts (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

    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

     

    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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    4.0

    pretty good

    By rdhbass

    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.

    By wabamsc

    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!!!

    By JGBASS

    from Norfolk NE

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    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 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 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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        2.0

        lower price does not equal better deal

        By LowBee

        from Dead Dog Lake, Montana

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        Pros

        • Low Price

        Cons

        • Poor Tone Quality

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

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

        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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        4.0

        good so far...

        By SKRAPNOID

        from NORCAL

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Bright Sounding
        • Crisp
        • Good Tone

        Cons

        • Goes Out Of Tune Quickly

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Practicing

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

        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".........

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great strings, low price

        By Jabbernow

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Inexpensive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

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

          I love new strings. These strings sound great, and at this price I can change them often without impacting more important budgetary concerns. It's the best musical bargain I've encountered. Thanks!

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          5.0

          These are great strings for the money

          By COOPDOG

          from CLIMAX NC

          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:

            I cant beleave how good the strings sound and play. these strings are so smooth and sound great i will be buying them for now on and save money try them i think you will like them I DID for the money you cant go wrong

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            5.0

            Musicians Friend brand 5-string bass str

            By whyreview

            from Tinley Park, IL

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

                  I recommend these low cost, yet good quality bass strings. I use these to record on my home recording system. I've places the low B, E, A and D on a short scale four (4) string guitar. The strings work fine, sound fine, and perform fine.

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                  5.0

                  great value smooth strings

                  By 97 REB

                  from Charlotte, NC

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                  Verified Buyer

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                    Cons

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

                        I bought this string set to put on a bass I am selling, but actually like their build quality, tone seems pretty good, and they are probably the smoothest feeling round wounds I have ever played.

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