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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.


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Fender9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Light
 
4.8

(based on 34 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (24)
  • Consistent (15)
  • Long life (12)
  • Well built / quality (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (13)
  • Practicing (9)
  • Back-up (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (14), Professional musician (11)

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

Excellent feel and tone. I love these strings

By glenn

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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.

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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.

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    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.

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      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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        5.0

        Great Strings and I would bry them again!

        By Charles

        from undisclosed

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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:

            First time using this strings. I used primary flat wound strings because they are easier on the guitar's neck and I like the feel of flats. I own A Rickenbacker 4001 1978 and I have since day one used only Ric stings now you can't get them so I choose to Detroit Flats but I will switch to the Fender's stings because of the sound and pliability.

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            5.0

            Sound and feel good

            By DC

            from Baltimore, MD

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            Pros

            • Good Tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                So far they sound great and are comfortable to play. Not a fan of the bright green thread on the ends, but that's a minor detail. They seem to do the job well and at a great price.

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                5.0

                I have 6 basses....these strings are on each one.

                By none

                from indiana

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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 these strings...used 'em since 80's

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                    5.0

                    Nice Strings

                    By Drummer and Bassist

                    from The East Coast

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                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Smooth Feel

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        These strings have a silky smooth feel and a nice tone, right out of the pack. They are a tad bright, which is to be expected, but it's not a harsh brightness and I know that they'll mellow over time. The tension is very nice too; not much different that a comparable set of light gauge nickel roundwounds. Nice job Fender, and you can't beat the price either!

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                        4.0

                        Didn't work out.

                        By Andy R.

                        from Central Pa.

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                        Pros

                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                        • Breaks Easy

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts

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

                        Bought these for a Hofner Ignition bass which is a "Short Scale". Had to trim length. Even though I trimmed the string in the cotton wrapped section, the string started to crumble and came unwrapped. Perhaps the string shouldn't be trimmed and it was my fault but I've always trimmed strings before.

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                        3.0

                        Wouldn't work for me.

                        By Andy R.

                        from Central Pa.

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

                        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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