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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 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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  • 4 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (12)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Long life (7)
  • Well built / quality (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts (8)
    • Practicing (5)
    • Back-up (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (8), Experienced (4)

    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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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Perfect Strings for Hofners to Fenders!!

    By Acebassman

    from Everywhere

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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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    (3 of 3 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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        (1 of 1 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.

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            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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              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

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Verified Buyer

                    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

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        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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