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Fender 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light  

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Warm tone and smooth fingering from a light-gauge, flatwound string.

Gauges: 45-60-80-100.

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 flatwound 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.

Fender Stainless 9050L bass strings are flatwound for a warm, rich tone.


Make history and compelling music with these flatwound bass strings when you depend on Fender.

 
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Fender9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light
 
4.8

(based on 15 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Long life (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (4), Experienced (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Value, Good Sound

    I've changed over from roundwound strings to flatwound on all my basses except one -- that's what this purchase was for. For the posted price, I wasn't sure what to expect with these...Read complete review

    I've changed over from roundwound strings to flatwound on all my basses except one -- that's what this purchase was for. For the posted price, I wasn't sure what to expect with these strings, but so far I've been pleasantly surprised.First, I noticed that the gauges in the "L" set had changed from six months ago: the low E is now a .100 rather than a .95 (making it slightly thicker). Also, Fender is now sourcing these strings from an American manufacturer; they are no longer sourced from Mexico as with the previous sets. The ends also now get lime green silk windings, which is a nice touch.How do these compare with my other strings? Actually, not so bad. One of my other sets come from a British maker (Monel wrap) and the other from another American maker (stainless wrap). One thing I noticed right away is that the Fenders are smooth, but not quite as smooth as the others. They're quiet, but there's a bit of a difference in the feel. It's not a deal-breaker; it's just different. If you've never played flats before, you won't notice. The pull is about the same as the light roundwound set they replaced, as I haven't had to adjust the neck rod.Overall, I'm happy with the strings for the money spent. It's well worth saving my fingers and my frets to make the change, and they do have that big 60s classic bass sound that so many folks are looking for these days: strong bottom and mids with finger attack detail and no fret clatter. This is a good set for someone looking to try flatwound for the first time, or needing a replacement set at a reasonable price.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Don't Fit Fender Toploaders!

    Incredibly, the "voiced length" of the E is about 3/4" too long to fit almost all Fender toploading basses! The full E string diameter goes past the machine post causing...Read complete review

    Incredibly, the "voiced length" of the E is about 3/4" too long to fit almost all Fender toploading basses! The full E string diameter goes past the machine post causing improper winding and in some cases worse problems.These are fine for through-loaders, but could be shorter with no problems.In that the vast majority of FMIC's basses sold are toploaders, this situation amazes me. What were they thinking?

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    5.0

    Good Bass Strings

    By Lockit55

    from Superior, Wi.

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light:

        I like the Fender Flatwound strings as they are a real good low cost Bass flatwound string. I string all of my bass guitars with these and have never broke one and they last a long time with good consistant nice tone. Another plus about flatwound stings are that they are much easier on your fingers and help extend fret wire life on your bass neck.

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        5.0

        My only bass string

        By MoonShadows

        from Fort Worth, TX

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Good Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts

          Comments about Fender 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light:

          I put these on a Cort fretless and they are perfect. I've used them on my Fender P-Lyte also and I love the tone. On the fretless they still keep the organic sound from the wood, they are clear, and have a great sustain. On the fretted, they have a more clear sound than other strings I've used - they are punchy, but not tinny. It's perfect for me. I have used the medium-lights also, but I lean toward the lights.

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Awesome Sound!!!

          By Jmorton53Music

          from Summerville, SC

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Concerts

            Comments about Fender 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light:

            These flatwound lights are far more than I expected! I thought I would loose some of the low sounds with the "light" strings, but I was surprised and very delighted in the sound and quality. No noise except pure bass sound! The only strings for me from now on.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Retro ...

            By Garvoon

            from Laurel, MD

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Fender 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light:

              Back in the olden days, Fender bases came equipped with flatwound strings and later migrated to roundwounds. All of my basses now have Fender LIGHT flatwounds. They're very "solid" and maintain tone. They also have a little more color in their tone than I remember the originals having back in the early 60s.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              9050L Fender Flatwound Bass Strings

              By George Koprivica

              from IL

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts

                Comments about Fender 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light:

                These are the same strings bassists used in the early days of Fender for jazz and Motown recordings. They are comfortable to play, they mix the balance of bass, mids, and highs. They have long life. I like the more traditional Fender sound.

                These are direct replacements for the round wound strings found on all new Fender basses - no need to file the nut grooves or adjust the bridge saddles! Good news - these strings used to be manufactured in Mexico. . . they are now made in America! Price is very good too!

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                "Don't judge a book by its cover"

                By Spyder

                from California

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light:

                  Fender Strings. Excellent for my Fender P, Ibanez, and I even tried them on my A/E Bass. They sound really good.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  NEVER USED FLATWOUNDS BEFORE

                  By Big Daddy Bruce

                  from Daytona Beach Fl

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Fender 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light:

                      i've been a bassist since 1967 and i;ve never tried flats before. great tone and it almost sounds like a kick drum hits every note with me. my drummer noticed it right away. rough on the fingertips but well worth it.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Fender Flatwound 9050Ls

                      By Michael Garrett

                      from indiana

                      Comments about Fender 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light:

                      I have been using fender flatwounds on my jazz for many years.
                      they're great strings they feel and sound really good.
                      they last a long time. overall they're a great buy.

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                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Good as expected

                      By Michael Quinn

                      from central Indiana

                      Comments about Fender 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light:

                      Nice strings

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                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Wish I had these on all my basses

                      Comments about Fender 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light:

                      I have a bass that I love, but I don't like the treble sound. I had stainless strings, and it sounded like an acoustic drednaught or something. I then tried nickel strings, and that helped a little, but still too "twangy". I then wanted to try flatwounds, but was afraid they would either be twangy due to their stainless steel construction, or too thumpy and dead being flatwounds. Well, not to worry. Fender combined the thumpiness of flatwounds with the brilliance of stainless steel and got a very nice, balanced sound. And they are so smooth! I am all over the fretboard when I play, and do a lot of sliding around, so I realized that for once it was actually comfortable to play my axe! You gotta love these strings.
                      Flat-wound stainless steel strings. They have the smoothness of flat wounds but still enough upper-frequency response that they don't sound "dead". James Jamerson had a set of flatwounds that he never changed in order to get the thump that characterizes his work at Motown. He also used a Precision Bass, which is not known for its treble response. Today's music, however, calls for more treble, or at least the ability to get it when you want it. These strings can handle both jobs.
                      They are Fender - what can I tell you? I don't think you can go wrong.
                      These are the cheapest flat wounds on the market - can't beat that!

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