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Musicians Gear Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Hutzbordello, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. SpamBot


    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    They're alright. Certainly not good, but well worth what you pay for them. I have a set on my OLP currently
  2. are they worth buying or should i just get some ernie balls?
  3. SpamBot


    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    Wouldn't hurt to try out a set since they're so cheap.
  4. SquierBender


    Oct 22, 2009
    I tried those once. They were good other than a dead string, which I scraped against the bridge to fix.
  5. mellowgerman


    Jan 23, 2008
    Orlando, FL
    +1 maybe you'll like 'em. who cares what other people think if you dig them:bassist:

    EDIT: only if you're already planning on placing an order... because those $8 strings will turn into $16 strings real quick once you add shipping. then you might as well go to your local shop and just get a normal set
  6. I have a couple of sets of these. They're not bad and will do in a pinch.
  7. I put a set on my Peavey Cirrus USA one time, they sounded great.

    Then again, I am not all that picky about strings, aside from material, gauge, and winding. I think alot of it is packaging, marketing, PR, endorsements, hype, word of mouth, etc.
    BaltoNealio likes this.
  8. ttasselm

    ttasselm Supporting Member

    Nov 4, 2009
    Philadelphia, PA
    Bingo. I think it's all about playing what gives you the sound you want to have; whatever brand is on the box is irrelevant. Being happy with your sound is key.

    I had a set on my Jazz for quite a while. I bought them on a whim and was using them as a "filler" set, waiting for a new shipment of Ernie Balls to come in after my previous ones went dead. I ended up keeping them on. They felt good and sounded, to my ear, as good as what I typically use. Also, let's be honest - who in the audience, other than maybe a couple of experienced bass players, is really going to be able to discern between different brands of roundwound string in a live setting?

    As someone else mentioned, just be sure that you're using them to supplement another purchase - shipping expenses can make them just as expensive as anything else.
    BaltoNealio likes this.

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