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

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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
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (7)
  • Consistent (4)
  • Well built / quality (4)
  • Long life (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Practicing (4)
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    5.0

    Nice Tone

    By Basement Blues

    from Chicago, IL

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    Pros

    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        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

        About Me Experienced

        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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            5.0

            Excellent Strings

            By Ron

            from Tallahassee, FL

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            Verified Buyer

            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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                  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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                  4.0

                  I will be back! For these strings.

                  By chaseguitars

                  from Detroit Lakes, Mn

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Tone
                  • Great Tone
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Practicing

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

                    Ive played guitar 15 yrs. But just started bass guitar. These are very nice sounding and play easy for being alot heavier than a 6 string guitar.

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Initially bright tone, tight feel

                    By rudemech

                    from Brisbane, Australia

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                    • High tension

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing
                    • Recording

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

                    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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                    (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    P BASS THUMPER

                    By CHRIS CRANSTON

                    from COLORADO

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

                    I HAVE USED FENDER FLATS "105 E STRING" FOR OVER 50 YEARS. THEY WERE ON MY 64 P BASS WHEN I BOUGHT IT NEW. I USE A PICK AND AMPEG SVT 2 WITH THE NEW PRO NEO 4X10" CAB. WE WERE PLAYING A CLUB LAST WEEK WHEN A "HOT ROD STRAT" PLAYER ASKED ME HOW I MADE MY BASS SOUND JUST LIKE A UPRIGHT. THAT WAS AS GOOD OF A COMPLEMENT ON TONE AS A BASS PLAYER COULD RECEIVE. I OWE IT ALL TO 9050Ms ( MAYBE THE 64 P AND AMPEG HAD SOMETHING TO DO WITH IT) I HAVENT PUT THE NEW STRINGS ON, JUST HOPE THEY ARE AS GOOD AS THE OLD ONES. MUSICIANS FRIEND HAD THE BEST PRICE AND FREE SHIPPING, THANK YOU, CHRIS

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                    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

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

                    By Bob-NRS3y

                    from Nashville, TN

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

                    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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