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Fender 9050L Stainless Flatwound Bass Strings  

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Gauges 45-60-80-95.The first electric basses were made by Fender and those basses used flatwound strings. Made to sound more like an upright bass, th...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get that upright sound without a lot of finger noise.

Gauges 45-60-80-95.

The first electric basses were made by Fender and those basses used flatwound strings. Made to sound more like an upright bass, these stainless steel strings are now used by a wide variety of players to achieve a different tone. For every sound from jazz to country to reggae”expand your tonal palette with Fender 9050s.


String up your axe with a new set and rediscover your instrument.

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4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

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Quality and comfort

I just bought a pair of these to put on the little student model bass that I just purchased here at Musician's Friend. It came with round wounds, and, since I don't like...Read complete review

I just bought a pair of these to put on the little student model bass that I just purchased here at Musician's Friend. It came with round wounds, and, since I don't like or need the high harmonics of rounds, these are ideal. I had a 105 gauge set of Fender flat wound strings on my old Fender P-Bass, and they lasted forever, but combined with the P-Bass neck always gave me a workout. Tension was pretty high, even after being broken in. The .95 gauge light weights do the job just fine, and are much easier on my fret hand. Plus, they make my new little bass sound great. Eventually, I'm going to string these on almost all of my basses. You can't go wrong for the money. As other's have mentioned, these are not good for slap/pop playing, but will give your bass a well defined thumping tone for "regular" playing.

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Weak strings

I have gone through 2 sets of the Fender 9050L strings and my E string completely came unwound from the bridge within the first few weeks under normal playing conditions. On a lighter note...Read complete review

I have gone through 2 sets of the Fender 9050L strings and my E string completely came unwound from the bridge within the first few weeks under normal playing conditions. On a lighter note they do sound good and are very easy on the fingers once you break them in. I wouldn?t recommend them for anyone who doesn't use a pick or doesn't play very lightly.

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5.0

Want your bass to sound like a bass? Get these!

By TimB 619

from Cape Cod, MA

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I've used both flats and rounds for years, but decided to switch to flats exclusively. To me, in my humble opinion, these make your bass sound like a bass should-deep, full and fat.After trying many brands over the years, I have settled on Fender 9050L flatwounds. They sound thick and full, while retaining a good note definition. They are higher tension than other brands of similar gauge flats, but don't let that put you off-get your instrument set up, and they are very easy to play! When they break in, they feel even better.If you want a hi fi sizzly bass sound, these are not for you. If you prefer the flatwound sound, get these strings, you won't be sorry!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Quality and comfort

By Rhythm Man

from Arkansas USA

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I just bought a pair of these to put on the little student model bass that I just purchased here at Musician's Friend. It came with round wounds, and, since I don't like or need the high harmonics of rounds, these are ideal. I had a 105 gauge set of Fender flat wound strings on my old Fender P-Bass, and they lasted forever, but combined with the P-Bass neck always gave me a workout. Tension was pretty high, even after being broken in. The .95 gauge light weights do the job just fine, and are much easier on my fret hand. Plus, they make my new little bass sound great. Eventually, I'm going to string these on almost all of my basses. You can't go wrong for the money. As other's have mentioned, these are not good for slap/pop playing, but will give your bass a well defined thumping tone for "regular" playing.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Thumpy!

By Bassman Al

from DC area

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I'll be brief. If you like the bass sounds from the 60's and 70's, or are looking for a more "bass" sound that is less like a piano string and more like a distinct sonic entity, go with these. The gauge is nice for someone like me who had never played flats and preferred the lighter gauge strings like EB Hybrids. And yes, you can still slap and pop. It will not sound like Flea, but it will sound very funky, like Neville Brothers or other funk artists from the 70's. I bought several sets, both used and new, for my P and J and now these are the only strings I use.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE ONE AND ONLY

By Guitardefector

from San Francisco bay area

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Bought these after reading previous reviews. Amazing sound!!! They improve the longer you have them on. What else was I gonna put on my Fender Jazz?? My comments mirror everything that's been said so far. The only thing I didn't like upon opening and putting them on was that dank, oily, railroad train smell on them. What is that?? Other than that, BUY THEM!!!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

smooth sound

By funplaying

from texas

I love these bass strings.if you want good bass sound,then fender 9050L stainless flatwound bass strings are for you.tired of dead sound,here`s your answer.those strings won`t go dead.i`v been playing for 15 years.out of all the bass strings i`v had,these top the charts..

 
5.0

GREAT STRINGS!

By memphisthumper-oaHj8

from Memphis, TN

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These are really great strings, especially for flatwounds. Being stainless steel gives them long life and a nice bright sound and not dull and thumpy. For the price, they are a good value. Easy on the frets and the fingers.

 
5.0

Awesome...

By Derek Smalls

from Texas

I love these strings. They are all I string my P-bass with now. They sound so natural and you can even get an upright sound if you play with your amp a bit. They also pretty much make fingernoise dissapear and are excellent for slides. Bottom line... great strings.

 
4.0

Nothing to complain about...

By SpectorBassMan

from MA

I bought these strings at a local guitar shop for my fretless spectorcore about three months ago. So far I have no complaints, the tone has remained full and even, and they are very easy to clean and maintain. A side note- DO NOT buy these strings if you plan on slapping. I know its obvious to a lot of people- but those of you who dont know- they have a very mellow tone. When they are used without a pick they sound a lot like an upright. If they are used with a pick they will sound like a fender p-bass on steroids..

 
3.0

Weak strings

By tkybndqtip

from Mississippi

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I have gone through 2 sets of the Fender 9050L strings and my E string completely came unwound from the bridge within the first few weeks under normal playing conditions. On a lighter note they do sound good and are very easy on the fingers once you break them in. I wouldn?t recommend them for anyone who doesn't use a pick or doesn't play very lightly.

 
5.0

give them a try, great for riffy play

By Rhakiath

from Lake Grove, NY

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I loved these, since they have such a clean tone and take months to wear. The finger noise is nonexistent, and the comfort of a thinner E string makes them very playable. However, if using a non fender bass {especially one which has a headstock with 2 knobs on each side rather than 4 on one} or a short scale, they are hellishly tough to install, and do not have the bright, harmonic tone of fresh flatwounds even when new. I recommend trying them out at least once.

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