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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...Read More

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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
 
4.4

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (8)
  • Good tone (8)
  • Long life (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (7)
  • Practicing (6)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (6)

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

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.

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    5.0

    Consistently good

    By 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.

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      3.0

      Certainly not the best

      By b

      from ny,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.

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      5.0

      Consistently good

      By 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.

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        5.0

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        By Bob

        from undisclosed

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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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          (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

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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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              WHY SPEND MORE

              By Thump 54

              from Waukegan,IL

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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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