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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...Read More

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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
 
4.9

(based on 23 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (15)
  • Consistent (10)
  • Long life (7)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (9)
    • Practicing (6)
    • Back-up (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (8), Experienced (7)

    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

     

    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

    Best tone yet

    By Peter

    from South Lousiana

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    Pros

    • Good Clarity And Tone
    • Good Tone

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • For Anything

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

    I'm using these on a Fender Black Top. The strings loads from the top with no problems. It came with 7250M. Tried the 9050M, they were OK. I wanted more clarity more pronounced notes. I put on 9050L and love them. I was skeptical of the smaller gauge. But they still have the deep bass but with more clarity across the board. Best strings I've ever used so far.

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    5.0

    Bought these for a Squier Affinity Bass

    By Kevoid

    from FL

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Concerts
      • Practicing

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

      Thess fit my squier affinity jazz bass fairly well. I see only one possible issue with the fit. The bass strings are wrapped with actual string on both ends, and:

      On the low E string the actual string is all but touching the low E bridge saddle. If it went any further I wouldn't be able to back the saddle up enough to set the intonation.

      The tuner end of the bass strings have a thin length that gets wrapped around the tuning pegs. On the low E string the thin section just runs out causing a small lenth of the actual string to start to wrap around the tuner peg.

      Long story short if the low E string was a hair longer or the bass a hair shorter the strings wouldn't have worked on my squier jazz bass.

      These are longs. Not sure if mediums would fit better or be too short. Just some insite here for someone who may be looking at these for their squier jazz bass.

      I'd buy these string again. They feel very nice, sound very nice, and stay in tune very well...

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      5.0

      Fender Perfect

      By Rick

      from Goldsboro, NC

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Perfect Fit

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

          These strings were obviously made for USA string through Fenders. No cutting. The "A" string length is perfect to prevent rattles. Tone is great for any style music. Switched from D'Addario XL Chromes. I won't be switching back.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect Strings for Hofners to Fenders!!

          By Acebassman

          from Everywhere

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Smooth Feel

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Motown Or Beatles Tone
          • Practicing
          • Recording

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

          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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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Good Flatwounds

          By Asphalt Bass

          from Asheville, NC

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

              I've used these over the years at different times and for anyone trying flatwounds for the first time, these are not only a great deal, but they are great strings as well.
              I use them on my P-Bass playing jazz, blues, R & B, and rock and they work well in all of those genres.
              It truly gives you a "bass" sound begging you to lay down nothing but the fattest grooves!

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Bright sound!

              By JW0914

              from Bloomington, IL

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone
              • Playability

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Purpose

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

                I've always preferred the feel and playability of flatwound strings, and the noise reduction (no more string zing). But, to me, I sacrificed tone. Other flats I've tried were too dull sounding.

                I recently put these on my P-bass and was pleasantly surprised at the bright tone they had. After about a month of daily playing on them, I am still very happy with the sound.

                Of course everyone has a personal preference when it comes to the sound and feel you want from your instrument. If you're looking for flats that maintain a bright sound and play great... These are definitely worth a try.

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                5.0

                Love these strings

                By Jim R

                from Vine Grove, KY

                About Me Professional Musician

                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:

                  All my bass guitars are strung with these. I buy them from Musician's Friend. A couple of clicks and they show up a couple of days later.

                  Comment on this review

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  FINGER RELIEF

                  By KP Gitfiddle

                  from LAS VEGAS,NEVADA

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                  Pros

                  • Good Tone

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

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

                    I purchased these strings after being given "wrong information". however, since i have more than one bass, i put them on my Jaguar Bass. they sound "GREAT " !!!! EASY ON MY FINGERS, THE TONE IS DEEP AND CLEAN.I CAN SLIDE WITHOUT THE "RASPY NOISE"....THEY ARE A GREAT SET OF STRINGS. I WILL BUY THESE AGAIN FOR MY JAG.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    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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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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