Product Description


Artist BST45130 5 String Bass Nickel Roundwound Strings

These are budget quality Nickel Wound Bass Strings to suit 5 string Bass's, for the player who has lots of gigs and needs to keep costs down. They are perfect for 1-2 gigs.

They are also perfect for that Bass Player who is beginning and needs to stay under a budget as other more known Bass Strings are $30 or above per set.

The Tech Features

Model: BST45130

Type: Nickel round wound

Gauge: Medium 45-130


Reviews (11)

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Good value.

By: on 29 May 2023
I can't really hear much difference when I record these vs much more expensive Ernie Ball's. I've compared them, they sound pretty much identical in recordings. Stop getting ripped off, buy Artist.

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Just what I needed

By: on 15 March 2023
Good, 'No frills' strings for a 5 string bass that do the job

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Artist Bass Strings

By: on 28 November 2020
I recently fitted my first set of the 5 string Artist bass strings, and after over 40 years of using the same name brand of strings, I was not expecting much for the price. Admittedly it did take me a few days to become accustomed to the "harder" feel of the strings, and I did have to totally change the set-up as a result, but they are far better than I had imagined. It has only been a few weeks since I put them on, and have only played 1 show, and several rehearsals, but they still sound great, which is more than I was expecting. I have since bought more of them. Great stuff!

Best value strings on the market

By: on 12 October 2020
I've become a huge fan of Artist Guitars, I have several of their instruments in my collection and have recently decided to start using Artist strings across the board. I've used most of the main brands of string over the years on both guitars and basses. They're all great, slight differences in tone of course, but no one brand ever stood out. Bass strings though, at an average of $50 a set were causing me real financial grief, as I tend to wear strings out fast and I like the bright clangy tone of fresh bass strings. Well my grief is over, at this price I can afford to change my strings more often and buy the bulk packs. They sound great, not inferior in any way to the other brands. Hard for me to say whether they deteriorate faster, as I wreck them so fast its impossible to tell. The only con I can notice is they are slightly less 'soft' feeling. That is, after jamming like a madman for many hours my fingers would hurt slightly more than usual. But after a couple of weeks, my callouses just got tougher and now they feel fine. Bottom line, the other brands cost at least 4× more, they certainly aren't 4x better in any way. I use the 45-100 for std E/drop D tuning, although I have gone as low as drop C# and it works, but that's my personal limit. I use the 50-105 for std D/drop C and again, half step lower to drop B is possible. The 45-130 5 string set drop to drop A no problem, never tried lower as physics gets weird at that point. Highly recommend these strings, especially if like me, you wear strings out fast or aren't a millionaire.

5 string bass strings

By: on 25 July 2019
I used the thickest 4 strings from this 5 string set to turn transform a cheap 4 string bass. Now I have a low B to match my Ibanez Universe. Haha. These are some smooth strings too. A world of difference over the rough and nasty stock strings.

Bass strings

By: on 28 January 2019
Great strings been buying them for over a year used in recordings and at gigs for the price it’s worth trying them for yourself

Bass Strings

By: on 19 September 2018
I have been using Artist strings for awhile now, with gigging most weekends, they haven't lost any freshness, and sound great.

Sweet Strings

By: on 16 August 2017
Strings seem good so far, have not had any problems. I think they are just as good as any other brand. The price is fantastic and fast delivery.What more could you ask for.

Steer Clear of these ones

By: on 16 February 2017
I knew these were budget strings when I bought them but I did not expect to snap a B string tuning it for the first time ! That's the big heavy B string. The other 4 do sound fine. But now I have to order another set. My advice is spend a little more get a better set of strings.


By: on 8 October 2015
I have used these strings on four occassions now simply to freshen the sound of my bass and add that "sparkle" we all love. They are fine - no problems with them at all. They don't last like the "brand name" cousins but they do a great job if you replace them regularily. At less than $10 per set in the six pack buy I can keep pace with the guitarists and not bust my bank.

Worst Strings ever

By: on 13 June 2015
<p>I bought these strings a few months ago before one of my gigs, I went to string my bass the day before my gig and the strings didn't properly reach the machine heads! Once all strung, I realised that the strings were completely taught and flat against the neck of the guitar making it impossible to play. Bad strings, do not buy how do I rate 0/5 lmao</p> <p><em><strong>Artist Reply: </strong>Sorry for the trouble with the strings Brock! &nbsp;This sounds like a factory fault - They should reach the machine heads with plenty to spare. We'll happily&nbsp;replace or refund these for you, but can't find your order details. &nbsp;Just call or email us and we'll fix it up for you.</em></p>

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