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

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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
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (5)
  • Good tone (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (4)
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    5.0

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    By LowBee

    from Dead Dog Lake, Montana

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    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!

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      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

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      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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          5.0

          String through body bridges.

          By Rick Everly

          from Greensboro North Carolina

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

          • Needs Coated Version

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

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

          I Love the tapered "B" & "E" Strings. It helps to get the action lower when using the 130 guage "B" string. My Fender American Deluxe 5 string requires strings through the body. The taperes strings "taper" are the perfect length to make them fit perfectly. I wish other string companies were smart enough to create these.

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          5.0

          WHY SPEND MORE

          By Thump-8wSq1

          from Wisconsin

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          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:

            Like most bass players I've probably had every set of strings available on my American Jazz Deluxe 5 string basses and I have to say I keep coming back to these. Years ago Rotosounds were the big thing. Those were great at the time but as I started to get sets of those with strings that were already dead I decided that quality control must be a thing of the past at Rotosound. These strings are hard to beat. I like the DR Longhorns but to me they just are not worth the ten bucks extra they cost. These Fenders just seem to work with the Fender basses and they also seem to fit the best. They are made specifically for those basses and it shows. The sets are well balanced. The tone for me is perfect. Not too bright and not muddy although I'd love to see Fender to come out with a 1.28 or 1.25 "B" string. These seem to last as long as anything else if you wipe them down when you're through playing. I wasn't crazy about the new packaging but hey if it keeps the price down I'm all for it. I think these are a good bang for the buck and I play a good thiry hours a week between live shows and recording. You can pay a lot more for strings all saying they're all this and that but if you have a Fender these seem to be truest to that Fender sound without breaking the bank!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good value bass strings

            By Ridingroy

            from New Jersey shore

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

            Nice even response, not quite as bright or high output as Sadowsky or Ken Smith nickel round wounds but some players might prefer that. A little less stiff than the above mentioned strings but good tension(they are hex core ). I strung a 96' American Jazz Bass Deluxe V with these through body and they work well and sound full and even. Price point and availability a big plus.
            Nickel coating a plus for nickel fret equipped basses(less fret wear,nice tone). Taperwound E and B strings fit Fender through body basses well.
            Well made consistent strings.
            Very good value when purchased through Musician's Friend, $10.00-$15.00 less than comparable brands.

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            5.0

            You Can Never Go Wrong With Fender

            By Largo, Maryland

            from Largo,MD

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

            I have a Victor Bailey 5 string I gig at least 3 ntimes a week plus 2 rehearsals. I put a lot of hours in on those strings. After my gigs I always have bass players saying, OMG what strings do you use. I let them know, the brand that came on them, Fender 8250m. You cant go wrong with fender!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Why Change?

            By randomrage33

            from Minnesota

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

            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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