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Fender 8250-5M Nickel-Plated Steel Taperwound 5-String Bass Strings - Medium   

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Gauges: 45-65-85-110TW-130TW.Fender Super 8250s Nickel-Plated Steel (NPS) bass strings deliver the high output and dynamic sound of steel with the sm...Click To Read More About This Product

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Gauges: 45-65-85-110TW-130TW.

Fender Super 8250s Nickel-Plated Steel (NPS) bass strings deliver the high output and dynamic sound of steel with the smooth feel of nickel.

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 medium 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.


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Fender8250-5M Nickel-Plated Steel Taperwound 5-String Bass Strings - Medium
 
4.5

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (11)
  • Good tone (11)
  • Long life (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (9)
  • Practicing (8)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (8), Experienced (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Why Change?

I recently switched back to these which came stock on my Vic Bailey Jazz V after using DRs for a few years. After awhile the brightness of the stainless DRs just didn't appeal to...Read complete review

I recently switched back to these which came stock on my Vic Bailey Jazz V after using DRs for a few years. After awhile the brightness of the stainless DRs just didn't appeal to me anymore and since I have a string through body I need taperwound strings. Went back to these when MF was clearing out the old stock before the new ones with the new packaging came in MAN! I could not believe what I had been missing! They are nice and clear with a strong midrange, without being too bright like stainless strings can sometimes be, and boy do they last. I've had my current set on for about of month of heavy playing (20-30 hours a week) and they are just starting to mellow out, not even dead yet! Great buy and value!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Certainly not the best

Problem w/ B and E string being tapered. For the first 2 weeks, the E and B sounded like there was a chorus on it. These are nowhere near as good as the...Read complete review

Problem w/ B and E string being tapered. For the first 2 weeks, the E and B sounded like there was a chorus on it. These are nowhere near as good as the strings they were making in the early 2000's.

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5.0

This is why Fender uses these in the factory

By Capt. Kirk

from King of Prussia, PA

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender 8250-5M Nickel-Plated Steel Taperwound 5-String Bass Strings - Medium:

    Fender wants the best possible sound on their instruments when they leave the factory & this is their choice. I respect that.

     
    5.0

    Great price, great product

    By "Happy" Ray

    from Conway, SC

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender 8250-5M Nickel-Plated Steel Taperwound 5-String Bass Strings - Medium:

        I typically purchase these same strings because I like the sound and feel. I love their lively sound, and these held their tune quickly.

         
        5.0

        yes

        By Noah

        from San Diego

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Fender 8250-5M Nickel-Plated Steel Taperwound 5-String Bass Strings - Medium:

          Direct replacement to factory strings on L-2500 34" G&L bass. I restring frequently and they're nice and zingy when new, which I like; they retain their sharp edgy sound for a couple weeks, then mellow out to a dependable, consistent, and focused tone which many players like. Either way they're good strings.

           
          5.0

          Awesome strings.

          By Dan

          from St. Francis, WI

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Fender 8250-5M Nickel-Plated Steel Taperwound 5-String Bass Strings - Medium:

            I use these strings on both of my fender 5's. The only drawback is promotions. I never see a promotion or sale on these strings and would hope that they are considered for a price reduction or sale in the future.

             
            5.0

            Consistently good

            By Capt. Kirk

            from King of Prussia, PA

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender 8250-5M Nickel-Plated Steel Taperwound 5-String Bass Strings - Medium:

              These are the strings Fender uses in the factory & this says something.

               
              3.0

              Certainly not the best

              By b

              from ny

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Tone
              • Strong

              Cons

              • Not Consistent

              Best Uses

              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender 8250-5M Nickel-Plated Steel Taperwound 5-String Bass Strings - Medium:

              Problem w/ B and E string being tapered. For the first 2 weeks, the E and B sounded like there was a chorus on it. These are nowhere near as good as the strings they were making in the early 2000's.

               
              5.0

              Consistently good

              By Capt. Kirk

              from King of Prussia, PA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Long Life
              • Strong

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender 8250-5M Nickel-Plated Steel Taperwound 5-String Bass Strings - Medium:

                These are the strings Fender puts in their basses in the factory & there's good reason for it. Alive, consistent across & up & down the fretboard.

                 
                5.0

                x cell lant...

                By LowBee

                from Dead Dog Lake, MT

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender 8250-5M Nickel-Plated Steel Taperwound 5-String Bass Strings - Medium:

                  I can not recommend theses strings enough! great balance across all five stings! superior sound and brightness! i will buy again!

                  (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  No where near what I exspected

                  By Tay Diggs

                  from Dallas Georgia

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent

                  Cons

                  • Poor Tone Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Concerts

                  Comments about Fender 8250-5M Nickel-Plated Steel Taperwound 5-String Bass Strings - Medium:

                  Shipping took to long and strings wasn't what I exspected

                   
                  5.0

                  Still a great deal!

                  By Uncle Jibber

                  from Lost Anguhleez, CA.

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender 8250-5M Nickel-Plated Steel Taperwound 5-String Bass Strings - Medium:

                      Fender had the silk ends removed to just plain wire winding. The D & G strings need about 1.5 more inch of length for basses w/all 5 strings pegged from the left side only. Still, a great sounding/lasting set for the money!

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