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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 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 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (7)
  • Good tone (7)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (6)
  • Practicing (5)
  • Back-up (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

WHY SPEND MORE

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...Read complete review

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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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

Consistently good

By 

from King of Prussia, PA

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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 

    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 

    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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      from Dead Dog Lake, MT

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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 

        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 

        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 

            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

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            from Waukegan,IL

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            Ask me a question

            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:

              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 

              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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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              You Can Never Go Wrong With Fender

              By 

              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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