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

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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 generatio...Click To Read More About This Product

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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.


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Fender9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light
 
4.8

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (29)
  • Consistent (20)
  • Long life (16)
  • Well built / quality (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (17)
  • Practicing (13)
  • Back-up (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (16), Professional musician (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect Strings for Hofners to Fenders!!

I have 30+ assorted basses and been playing 45ish years. When I first started playing flatwounds were common until roundwounds were the 'thing'. I use roundwounds on 75% of my basses HOWEVER...Read complete review

I have 30+ assorted basses and been playing 45ish years. When I first started playing flatwounds were common until roundwounds were the 'thing'. I use roundwounds on 75% of my basses HOWEVER I use these strings on a variety of basses from early 50's P Bass, 60's P Bass, Asst. Hofner and Danelectro basses, and all my fretless basses. I uses the 45-100 light set on all of them. No neck adjustments needed like some other strings. They sound great out of the package and get better sounding the more you break them in and last forever. Some of mine are a few years old and still sound as good as the day I put them on. They have a great feel, reduce almost all fret noise, and with the EQ on your amp get a huge variety of sounds out of them NOT just thump. I use Hofner Club basses alot and I can get that McCartney sound or I can get a variety of other useful sounds as well from them. As a professional bassist lately I have rarely been playing my basses w/ roundwounds. All my basses with the Fender flats tend to be my 'go to' basses and I never have to worry about how old they are and I get nothing but compliments on my 'tone'. Just grab and go! If you are a 'slap/tap' bassist these won't work for you, but if you play blues/jazz/classic rock etc. you may find these to be the perfect fit. I always take more than one bass to a gig so there's always one with roundwounds for those slap/tap moments but find that I rarely use them.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wouldn't work for me.

Bought these for a Hofner Ignition bass. End ball too big to fit well in tailpiece. String too long so I trimmed the low E string within the cotton wrapping and left it plenty...Read complete review

Bought these for a Hofner Ignition bass. End ball too big to fit well in tailpiece. String too long so I trimmed the low E string within the cotton wrapping and left it plenty long to wrap on tuner. String kept crumbling and then breaking until it got too short to fit. Maybe I should not have trimmed it but I've been doing that for 50 years.

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5.0

Amazing, in-the-pocket "Wrecking Crew" sound!

By RubyTuba

from Park City, KS

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing
    • Recording

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

    I put these on my Jazz bass, which has a mute under the bridge cover. Played with a pick, they get that studio-recording sound that sits in a mix with surgical precision. The 45-60-80-100 gauges are slightly different from the vintage Fender F-80 sets that came stock on every Fender bass back in the day, which were 50-64-80-95, but the SOUND is there in spades. Tension-wise, they feel about halfway between LaBellas and Thomastiks - not too stiff and not too soft. I left a rave review after I put them on my Precision bass, and now that I've put a set on the Jazz I'm leaving another. Thank you Fender for keeping the fire burning, and thank you Musicians Friend for a great deal on them!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great, old-school flatwound sound!

    By RubyTuba

    from Park City, KS

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Getting "That SOUND"

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

      Fender flatwound bass strings have been around as long as Fender basses, and are probably on more recordings than any other brand on the planet. If you're after that pocket sound, these are the ones! They tune right up and there's almost no break-in. Whether you play with pick or fingers, these are going to sit in the mix in a way that rounds or half-rounds just can't.

       
      4.0

      Nice Tone!

      By Always playing

      from East Haven, Ct.

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Classic Bass Sounds

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

        Had an old and inexpensive 4 string bass that I only used in the studio now and then, but didn't like the tone all that much. I decided that before I got rid of it, I would to try some flat wound strings to try and cut down some of the twaggyness I always seemed to get with it. Nice tone. Made the bass playable. Now I will keep it.

         
        5.0

        The "Old School" sound.

        By Bassman

        from Lakewood,Ohio

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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:

          "Old School" sound i.e.: James Jamerson /Carol Kaye vibe!

           
          5.0

          I would buy these strings again.

          By Bassman

          from Lakewood,Ohio

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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:

            The "olde school" fender bass sound.

             
            5.0

            Great Strings

            By txmusikman

            from Burleson, TX

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Strong
            • Very smooth

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Gigs
              • Practicing

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

              I put these Fender flatwounds on my Musicman SUB bass and It's unbelievably smooth and quite. Even though they are "Lites" they still give a good rich deep tone. I play mostly country and pop music.

               
              5.0

              Excellent feel and tone. I love these strings

              By glenn

              from undisclosed

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

              I replaced my medium gauged strings to light and I love it. The feel and tone is great. I will continue using Fender light series as long as I'm playing bass.

               
              5.0

              I would buy this product again

              By Starfire64

              from Omaha Ne..

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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:

                Easy to install. Stays in tune. Good craftsmanship. I would not expect any different from Fender. They are the leader in most musical equipment. Some of their imports need a little more quality control.

                 
                5.0

                Fender Stainless Steel Flatwound Bass Strings

                By Charles

                from undisclosed

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

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

                  This is the second set of Fender stings I have purchased. The first set went on my Fender Jazz Bass. I the right sound I wanted out of that bass. This set was ordered and put on my new P Bass. Man it sounds so good. I'm very much enjoying both basses thanks in part for Fender Flats.

                   
                  4.0

                  yes

                  By ray

                  from nd

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                  Pros

                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts

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

                    smooth easy to play

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