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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 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (18)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Long life (8)
  • Well built / quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (11)
  • Practicing (7)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (10), Experienced (9)

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

Nice Strings

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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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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Didn't work out.

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      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.

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      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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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Pleased

            By 

            from Florida

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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:

              These sound great on my VM 70's Squier Jazz Bass. I tried them because they were on sale. Now I will purchase a couple more sets because I love em:-) The tone is very nice and balanced and the feel is fantastic. I play all styles but I got these primarily for Jazz.

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              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best tone yet

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              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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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Bought these for a Squier Affinity Bass

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              from FL

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              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

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                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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                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Perfect Strings for Hofners to Fenders!!

                    By 

                    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.

                    Comment on this review

                    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Good Flatwounds

                    By 

                    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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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Bright sound!

                        By 

                        from Bloomington, IL

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                        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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