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

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.


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
 
4.3

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (9)
  • Consistent (5)
  • Well built / quality (5)
  • Long life (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (7), Professional musician (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.

    Reviewed by 14 customers

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    5.0

    Flats

    By TJ

    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 Steve

      from Toledo, OH

      About Me Experienced

      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

          By Peter

          from South Lousiana

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          Pros

          • Good Tone

          Cons

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              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

              By Peter

              from South Lousiana

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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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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    EXCELLENT STRINGS

                    By HANK

                    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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                    5.0

                    Nice Tone

                    By Basement Blues

                    from Chicago, IL

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                    • Good Tone

                    Cons

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

                        I play guitar and drums and am not an experienced bass player. I pick flat wound for its tone and playability. This set is very easy to play and has very nice tone.

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                        5.0

                        9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound

                        By bluezhood

                        from CdA, ID

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                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Good Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                            Great strings with great sound!

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Excellent Strings

                            By Ron

                            from Tallahassee, FL

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Low Cost
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

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

                              This my second set. I use them on my fretless, and now on a fretted bass. I am very satisfied. The quality and price is excellent.

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                              5.0

                              Flatwounds for my Roger Waters P-bass

                              By That Grape Ape

                              from Texas

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Pros

                              • Consistent
                              • Good Tone
                              • Long Life
                              • Strong

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  I will not be looking for another set of strings for my Roger Waters P-bass. Absolutely a match made in heaven. I've tried several other sets (good strings too), but these delivered the comfort and tone I was looking for. I was so shocked to see it was Fender I needed after all. I've always tossed the factory strings (including the set that came with this particular bass).

                                  I was looking for a set that had a strong low to mid presence. I also wanted the highs there, but nothing too harsh. They also translate well what I feel my hands are wanting to do.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Very Good Bass Strings

                                  By somekindofmonster2012

                                  from Smithers, BC

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                                  Pros

                                  • Good Tone
                                  • Smooth Feel

                                  Cons

                                  • None

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Practicing

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

                                  I recently put these strings on my Epiphone Thunderbird Pro Bass and they sound amazing! They feel great on the fingers; they sound great when playing with a pick or with your fingers, they simply are great flatwound strings. I will definetly buy these again in the future

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