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Fender 250XS Super 250 Nickel-Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Extra Super Light 

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Super 250's Nickel-Plated Steel (NPS) electric guitar strings combine the high output and dynamic sound of steel with the smooth feel of nickel; perf...Click To Read More About This Product

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Super 250's Nickel-Plated Steel (NPS) electric guitar strings combine the high output and dynamic sound of steel with the smooth feel of nickel; perfect for rock and other styles of music where the guitar needs to cut through.

Gauges: 08-10-15-21w-30-38.

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 steel 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 guitar strings, set after set.


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Fender250XS Super 250 Nickel-Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Extra Super Light
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (5)
  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

Best 8 Gauge Strings

By S Mack

from Philadelphia

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender 250XS Super 250 Nickel-Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Extra Super Light:

    Because of one especially physically bothersome joint in my left hand I have been exploring various brands of 8 gauge sets of strings and I have found these to be the best. They are not insufferably wimpy like the other brands in this gauge. They offer a bit more resistance that let's me play with a decent sense of authority while giving me the advantages of super light strings: easy bending and overall less tension. And they sound better than the other brands in the super light category. I am getting a good, clean Tele sound for country and I am not crippling my fingers. I highly recommend these strings for all guitarists who need tor want to play with a light setup.

     
    5.0

    best strings for whaling lead players. Thumbs up!

    By J

    from Williamsburg,Kentucky

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts

      Comments about Fender 250XS Super 250 Nickel-Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Extra Super Light:

      all my guitars have these strings,nothing but

       
      5.0

      Long time choice

      By Guitarman22322

      from Upper Michigan

      About Me Experienced

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts

        Comments about Fender 250XS Super 250 Nickel-Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Extra Super Light:

        I've used sets with an .008 first string for years. Easy on the fingers for chording and so much better for bending on leads so you can make your notes more expressive. I've used Ernie Balls, D'Addario and others but on my Stratocaster, Fenders are the best. I change before every gig as any strings for me lose their brightness and are worn by the frets from bending which makes them OK for practice after a gig, but I put on fresh ones before the next gig. Despite the size, it's a very rare occurrence to break a string during a performance. I've used the bullets, but I can't find them any more so now I use these. They are probably not a good choice for a heavy handed rhythm player, but if you want great tone that can be played with finesse, these are great.

         
        5.0

        Easier to play

        By Batavia Jim

        from Buffalo NY

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easier On The Fingers
        • Helps with barre chords

        Cons

        • Probably less sturdy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender 250XS Super 250 Nickel-Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Extra Super Light:

          I've been struggling to play barre chords - I usually get a clean sound from 4 or five strings but a buzz or deadening from the other 1 or 2. The lighter weight strings make a big difference. Now I can usually get a clean note from all 6 strings because they're easier to hold down. Also seems like I can play longer too for the same reason.

          They do have a brighter tone than the heavier weight strings. That's easily adjusted with the tone controls on my Strat or EQ on the amp.

           
          5.0

          Fender 250XS

          By joey

          from Louisiana Bayous!

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender 250XS Super 250 Nickel-Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Extra Super Light:

            Excellent light strings, good action for rock n roll and top 40. Will buy more of them

             
            5.0

            250XS Super NickeElectric Guiytar Strin

            By Asa

            from New York, NY

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender 250XS Super 250 Nickel-Plated Steel Electric Guitar Strings - Extra Super Light:

              As you get older it pays to cut down
              on the pressure you put on your fingers.
              These strings help. Clapton plays a
              short scale acoustic for this reason and BB King recommended to Dusty to give his fingers
              a break and he did.
              Listen Up.

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