Fender has been an instrument of choice for many of the greatest musicians since 1946. Fender's popularity through the generations is a result of their design innovati... Read More
Fender has been an instrument of choice for many of the greatest musicians since 1946. Fender's popularity through the generations is a result of their design innovations and commitment to quality. These long scale electric bass strings reflect this legacy and are worthy of the Fender name. Attention to detail and the finest materials ensure that you will get the best feeling and greatest sounding replacement strings, set after set.
Fender Stainless 9050M bass strings are flatwound for a warm, rich tone.
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Okay, I am a new player and this is my first set of flat wounds. I was wanting to try flat wound strings for a while.I was curious about how they would sound and play. I know professional players who have shared their recommendations with me, and read review from other players on sites such as "Talk Bass". The price was right so I took a shot. I play a Squier Jazz 4 string, and an Ibanez 305 5 string in our band Soylent Dream. When I got my flats I had to wait a couple of days to put them on my Squier. I was too busy playing to change and break 'em in. What I liked when I took them out was that the ends had different colors on them to make them fool proof to put on. The green silk ends were in pretty good shape. When I put them on my 4 string Squier, I was instantly blown away. If you've never played flats before, it's different. The string feel like silk thread under your fingers. The tone and shape of the sound is warmer and richer. Some round wounds feel a little too bright and almost pitchy and cold. This is different. There was no deadening or flatting out in the mids and highs that I thought there might be. I found they were still very crisp. The set I ordered was 105 to 50 and they are stiffer then a round wound. But after a little playing and getting them broken in they hold tune and can be bent and hammered pretty hard. When you first play them you have to get used to how easily your fingers slide, and you can hit on the fret wire and miss your notes getting a buzz. They can take a beating. I am a finger style player, not a picker. The style of music I play is heavy psychedelic rock. Though I am influenced by guys like Steve Harris and Geezer Butler, but am also a big fan of 70's soul and reggae so BB Dickerson and "Family Man" Barret are huge influences too. For me these flats are amazing. The sound fits my style of playing and I have to say, I want to try these on my 5 string.
I switched to these from Markley flat wounds and immediately was impressed. These really are smooth and easy on my fingers with a crisp clear sound. Fender quality is tops, and on my P-Bass special these really make it sound better. No slide sounds, no buzz, just clear "oomph" as a bass should sound. You will not be disappointed with these strings, on a Fender or any other brand bass.
I'm 63, still playing and have been for 50 years. Now I play for me. I have 5 basses, two are fretless. For me, it is about feel and touch and getting you fingers to get what your head is thinking. Flats get you there. If you care for your "Pets" and keep them in a controlled environment and they are not sitting in the backseat of the car, the strings should last a long time. All you are doing is poking and rubbing them with you fingers. These are great strings and get a fresh set when you go to the recording studio. At these prices, replace them when you are bored with the old ones. These strings have a great feel and last as long as you want them to live, and affordable. pay attention to the correct length and gage and be happy. I love it when a plans comes together. This set hits the mark!.
Got these for my Frettless and hadn't played flats for years, it's amazing how long I can play without sore fingers. I had been playing a real tight round wound, but these are so quiet when I change chords and run up and down the neck.
I play a Fender MIM fretless Jazz, so I play flatwounds, and decent ones are usually quite an investment. So when I broke a string I decided to take a chance and go with these. The price point was too good to pass up. Well consider me impressed! Other strings I've tried have turned really dead sounding really quick, but to my surprise these packed a punch out of the box and have kept it for quite a while now. They sound really bright for flatwounds, and sustain surprisingly well. Great price for a great product!
If you're looking for some flats and you don't want to dig deep into your pockets, buy these now! I've used DR's and Elixer's and honestly, you really can't tell the difference... I play a Benevente 4 string and we tune down a full step (i.e. "E" to "D"). So I use these Fender Flats 55 to 105 and they always stay in tune. You just can't go wrong with these!
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