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Fender 9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium   

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Gauges: 55-70-90-105.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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Gauges: 55-70-90-105.

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 long scale electric 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 9050M bass strings are flatwound for a warm, rich tone.

Warm tone and smooth fingering from a light-gauge, flatwound string.


Make history and compelling music with these flatwound bass strings when you depend on Fender.

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Fender9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium
 
4.4

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (14)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Long life (8)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (6)
  • Back-up (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (6), Novice (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Initially bright tone, tight feel

I've been switching between these and D'Addario Chromes for the last five years. During this period, as well as playing the odd gig with my indie band, I have played hundreds of covers...Read complete review

I've been switching between these and D'Addario Chromes for the last five years. During this period, as well as playing the odd gig with my indie band, I have played hundreds of covers gigs in a variety of environments (including extremely high temperature and humidity). I've broken several of the Chromes, as they are wrapped on a small roundwound string to add brightness - I've never broken one of the Fenders.

The 9050Ms start off with a very bright tone; when using a pick and adjusting EQ to suit, you can get very aggressive tones if you want. Harmonics ring out beautifully if you do that Jaco thing, for example.

They're excellent strings if you have a short recording session, as they have good presence without being too bright and generating lots of string noise. I'm always done in under four hours, so there's never been a noticeable change in tone during recording.

They will eventually settle in & lose some of their harmonic overtones, but it does take a while. Once they do, you get access to all the good stuff - that fingerstyle Motown thing, Paul Simonon's flatwound punk, Roger Waters thumpy rock tone etc.

The only con I could think of is that they are relatively high tension - I like a good boat anchor, as I hit hard at times, but lesser men may prefer something a little softer ;)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Typical Fender - - - They got everything 90% right.

Pro's
- Made in USA
- Great price
- Decent quality

Con's
- Too bright for most classic rock
- Lime Green silks are a bit too...Read complete review

Pro's
- Made in USA
- Great price
- Decent quality

Con's
- Too bright for most classic rock
- Lime Green silks are a bit too neon (cosmetic "con" only)
My brother muttered something about wanting to take up the bass guitar so I bought him a cheap used Squier Affinity 4-string P-bass as his first bass to learn on. It desperately needed new strings and I thought he might like to start out with flatwound strings since they don't squeak. I was going to buy a set of D'addario Chromes when the search engine brought up these Fender strings. At the price they were priced right for a set of flats and the fact that they were made in USA appealed to me.

So, I bit.

When they arrived I put them on the bass. The first thing I noticed was that the E string took all but 1/8" of the small-diameter silk winding. If the string stretches much at all then tuning up will cause the fat part of the string to end up on the tuner post. The other 3 strings did not exhibit this problem.

Stainless steel strings are known for being bright, but these are quite trebley. The P-bass lacks the bottom end it had with the ancient strings I removed. Even setting the EQ for heavy bass tone yields only a moderately deep bass response. Not what I was expecting.

Otherwise, there is nothing to complain about. My brother is a beginner so he won't worry as much about tone as he does technique in the early phase of his bass playing, but I probably won't buy these again. I think they might be a good choice on any bass with a "mudbucker" pickup, such as an old Gibson EB0, EB3, or SG bass.
E-string was a bit too long. Otherwise, these appear to be well-made strings.
Price was outstanding.

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(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Too much tension for my P bass

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from Fort Worth, TX

About Me Professional Musician

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Pros

  • Good Tone

Cons

  • Breaks Easy

Best Uses

  • Concerts

Comments about Fender 9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium:

My first time trying out a flat wound string. Bought this 55 - 105 gauge because it was cheaper than other gauges, just thought it didn't really matter. I put on the strings and I needed a major adjustment on my truss rod because the tension was a lot more than my original round would - and action was way too high. Many times of loosening and tightening of the strings during the adjustment the bottom string (055) snapped. Well I guess it was cheap because maybe other people go for a little bit lighter gauges when using the flat wound. Lesson learned...

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5.0

I will buy these strings again

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from Roanoke, VA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about Fender 9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium:

    No String Noise and Very Easy On the Fingers

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    5.0

    great sound

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    from bethlehem,pa

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Long Life

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender 9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium:

      I love the warmth of the tone it gives me that classic motown vibe

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome strings.

      By 

      from Oklahoma

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Good Tone
      • Long Life
      • Strong

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender 9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium:

        I normally use the Light version of these strings but decided to give these Mediums a try. They are very big strings. I had to use a nut file to widen the nut slots for these strings. I'm playing a bass with a single split coil pickup and it sounds amazing with these strings. I'm playing mostly with my fingers but I decided to use a pick and the volume jumped way up. I had to turn down and re-eq. I love these strings. They are big and bold with all the lows you'll need and they are plently bright for most styles of music. I only use Fender 9050s.

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        5.0

        Great strings

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        from OH

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Perfect For Dropped Tunin
        • Strong

        Cons

        • Extremely High Tension
        • Harmonics
        • Poor Harmonics
        • Tiring To Play

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Blues
        • Concerts
        • Dropped Tunings
        • Jazz
        • Metal
        • Practicing

        Comments about Fender 9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium:

        Bought these strings for a rounder tone and higher tension.They deliver in bucket loads!I was able to play I'm able to play in drop B tuning without the tone becoming too muddy! Amazing strings at a low price.

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        5.0

        Flats

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        from St. Louis

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        Pros

        • Nice And Smooth

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender 9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium:

          Nice strings for jazz or blues.

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          5.0

          Excellent value

          By 

          from Toledo, OH

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender 9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium:

              I've used flat wounds for a number of years, and have spent a lot more money than the Fenders cost. But I've never found any flat wound strings I like better, and the price is unbeatable. GREAT VALUE! I have them on a 90s MIM P Bass, an 80s Peavey T60, and a 70s MIJ J Bass clone (Starfield). The Fender strings sound really good on all thsoe different basses.

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              5.0

              good concept

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              from Montegut, La.

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              Pros

              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Fender 9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium:

                  I posted a review on 7-29-14 that I found these strings too deep. I could not get the bass and treble in a good mix to where I was satisfied. I had taken them off. I decided to restring my bass with these flatwound 9050M. I wanted to give them another try, they are very nice to my fingers. I now find they really sound good. The differences are in the different places I play in. Over all I'm really satisfied with the tone.

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                  3.0

                  good concept didn't work for me

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                  from Montegut, La.

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                  Comments about Fender 9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium:

                  I play classic traditional country through a early 70's tuck and roll "Kustom" amp. I'm using a Blacktop Jazz bass. I play in mostly senior citizen homes. I was thinking flatwounds would have been easier on my fingers. But, for me these strings were to bassey even with a lot of treble setting. Perhaps if I should have used a lighter gauge. But I went back to Fender 7250m roundwound. I can get a good range from bass to treble.

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                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  EXCELLENT STRINGS

                  By 

                  from NEWARK , NJ

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Super Super Bright

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                  • Soloing Awesome

                  Comments about Fender 9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium:

                  THESE STRINGS ARE THE BOMB.....SUPER BRIGHT TONE... NICE GREEN SILK TUNER WRAPPINGS , NO ALTERING FOR MY FENDER....OVERALL EXCELLENT STRINGS....

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