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Fender 9050M Stainless Flatwound Bass Strings

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Gauges 55-70-90-105.The first electric basses were made by Fender and those basses used flatwound strings. Made to sound more like an upright bass, t...Click To Read More About This Product

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Get that upright sound without a lot of finger noise.

Gauges 55-70-90-105.

The first electric basses were made by Fender and those basses used flatwound strings. Made to sound more like an upright bass, they are now used by a wide variety of players to achieve a different tone. For every sound from jazz to country to reggae”expand your tonal palette with Fender 9050s.

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  • Long lasting
  • Low finger noise

String up your axe with a new set and rediscover your instrument.

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4.9

(based on 21 reviews)

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They last forever..

These strings are awesome. When you first put them on, you get a piano-like, very punchy tone, like most strings. This indicates that it's brand new and very clean. But I prefer...Read complete review

These strings are awesome. When you first put them on, you get a piano-like, very punchy tone, like most strings. This indicates that it's brand new and very clean. But I prefer the tone of it when it's dirty and has grime and dead skin all over it. This comes after about 3 days after putting them on. The 'dirty' tone is a bassy, punchy (punchy, not trebley) tone, which is awesome for metal. I mainly play Metallica and Green Day covers, and the tone of the strings are alone is comparable to Mike Dirnt's vintage tone. But for those who prefer the "brand new" tone, the strings can easily be wiped down. Just a couple of quick wipes every couple of days will keep these in tip-top condition. However, I don't recommend these for slapping and popping, as they E string tends to rattle a lot when slapping, even with high tension. Bu, these strings suit me well.

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Too bright for me

As far as how these strings sound I don't particularly care for them (a little to bright for me). But I did like the smoothness of them. I used them on my Squier...Read complete review

As far as how these strings sound I don't particularly care for them (a little to bright for me). But I did like the smoothness of them. I used them on my Squier J-Bass, but the G string was to wide for the nut (though the specifications said it would fit). Aside from this, they're actually okay strings, just not if you like heavier music.

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5.0

9050M Stainless

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

great playability, sound, and feal

 
5.0

Fender Flatwound Strings (Best)

By 'PAPA' ROY 65

from HULBERT, OKLAHOMA

I've played bass for the past 40yrs or so and have found the right combination of Fender P bass and flat wound fender strings..It truly gives me the sound I look for in Souther Gospel Music and Country. You can't go wrong with these flat wound fender strings.

 
5.0

Great Strings

By Boom Boom-S18o7

from Easton, MD

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Over the years I've played dozens of different basses....the all sound better with Fender Flat Wound strings....I don't know why anyone would use any other strings

 
5.0

Awesome, gotta get the right gauge

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I love these. They sound great on any kind of music. Reggae: deep, bassy feel Acoustic: unobtrusive sound, but able to hear through the guitar Rock: Get those strings pounding! Turn up the mid and they are as good as any rounds for hard rock.I play a fretless fender, so string choice was limited, but these are great. Diverse sounds, easy to put on, can play them for hours. Only complaints: 1. my "A" buzzes, but you can't hear it through an amp, and it is only a slight error in probably only my set. 2. Be sure to get the right gauge. When I start poung away on some high energy rock, I feel the need to play very close to the bridge to not be pulling the string an inch on every note (that applies to the .45-.90 set, not the featured product).

 
3.0

Too bright for me

By ThatBassDude

from Columbia, SC

As far as how these strings sound I don't particularly care for them (a little to bright for me). But I did like the smoothness of them. I used them on my Squier J-Bass, but the G string was to wide for the nut (though the specifications said it would fit). Aside from this, they're actually okay strings, just not if you like heavier music.

 
5.0

Fender 9050M Stainless Flatwound Bass Strings

By CHS Bass Prodigy

from New York

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Very high quality bass strings. Smooth as silk and produced rich warm tones with virtualy no finger noise.

 
5.0

there's not a better string

By bassmanmike

from arcata, CA

so far, the best bass strings I have ever played are on my dean 4-string, and since I put them on it, it's been the best sounding bass I've heard. they are just the best and it doesn't get much better than that.

 
5.0

*drools all over his guitar strap*

By Westone

from Oneonta, AL

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Wonderful strings. I love the sliding ability and so easy to press down. Wonderful.

 
5.0

So far..so good

By P.J.

from St.Marys, GA

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It's time for you other bassists to break the addiction that most of you have for the round wound strings.I put a set on my Rogue VB-100 bass (a great Beatle Bass knock-off). Great 1960's sound. The sound and the feel takes me back to the late 1960's/early 1970's and makes me think about wearing an old tab-collared shirt with a narrow tie. The reason that I haven't graded these strings a straight 10 is because it's too soon to give final ratings.

 
5.0

Best strings I've ever played!

By Jbassman1234

from Virginia

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I've got a Fender American jazz bass and these things rock. I've played alot of different strings before but these are by far the best. They sound beautiful, and theyre one of the cheapest strings around. I couldn't believe how great these strings were!

 
5.0

Good for jazz mainly

By KORNFReAk

from Sacramento, CA

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These strings are great for basic, clasical jazz. I would not recomend these for a person with weak fingers because the strings are stiff. Almost like playing an upright bass with one finger. Slapping tone on these strings aren't great, but builds up muscles. Start slapping and popping with these and switch to the Ernie Ball Strings. It feels awesome

 
5.0

SOOO smooth!

By Wayne Whittaker

from Providence, RI

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I bought these strings for a Hofner violin Beatle bass. It get the same punchy sound as Paul with no sliding noise. Now I'm gonna buy them for my American Fender jazz bass too! The value is amazing on this site!

 
5.0

Doc

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have used flatwounds on my semi hollow body basses since the 60's. Great sound and no finger noise.Now I put some on my Jazz bass and its a completly differnt instrument(and easier on my fingers).

 
5.0

amazing strings

By shadowsfall man

from lakota ND

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These on my Fender Jazz Bass is the best and only combination I will ever use. My strings are 6 months old and still sound amazing. Fat tone and incredible feel. you should use these on any Fender Bass or any bass you wish.

 
5.0

They last forever..

By ExD

from San Diego

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These strings are awesome. When you first put them on, you get a piano-like, very punchy tone, like most strings. This indicates that it's brand new and very clean. But I prefer the tone of it when it's dirty and has grime and dead skin all over it. This comes after about 3 days after putting them on. The 'dirty' tone is a bassy, punchy (punchy, not trebley) tone, which is awesome for metal. I mainly play Metallica and Green Day covers, and the tone of the strings are alone is comparable to Mike Dirnt's vintage tone. But for those who prefer the "brand new" tone, the strings can easily be wiped down. Just a couple of quick wipes every couple of days will keep these in tip-top condition. However, I don't recommend these for slapping and popping, as they E string tends to rattle a lot when slapping, even with high tension. Bu, these strings suit me well.

 
5.0

Absolutely great

By Jesse-WUvZj

from San Francisco, CA

I've only been playing for a couple years now, but I just bought a set of these and put them on my Fender Jazz Bass and I sound so much better, just from the change of strings. You can play any kind of music with these, and the finger noise is so minimal it's incredible. Buy them now.

 
5.0

From the begining

By Funk Monkey

from N. CA

I am fortunate enough to be the second owner of a 1960 Fender Jazz Bass. I bought it when it was 11 years old ('71) and have owned it ever since. 39 years... I know. Still my daily player & I still string it with Fender Flatwounds. For me it's like this... In the beging it was Fender, and on those Fenders???? Flatwounds. 'nough said

 
5.0

Best strings I have ever played

By TheShootingGallerist

from Louisville, KY

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I have been playing bass for about 7-8 years now and I have run through many, many different sizes, brands, and makes of strings in the bass world. As bassists, we know how it is harder to find strings for a bass than for a guitar. Everyone plays guitar and the shops around my town do not carry a steady supply of one brand and type of bass strings. So, I walked into a store and found these things. Fender...good name, good price. Never tried flatwound, but since it was pretty much all they had I tried them out. Sooooo much smoother than your roundwound strings and it makes sliding a lot easier. I get a fat, thick sound with them and very low fret noise and the trademark clicking of the strings against the pickup. By far, the best strings that I have used to date.

 
5.0

Very Clean

By Bass Man-K_rJE

from Pottsville, PA

These strings as fantastic. Low notes speak percise and clear. Very solid sound in all ranges. I could get more variety and more control of the sound that I really want now. The best part is they feel great on the fingers.

 
5.0

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By EmoKid-iN9qa

from Kentwood, MI

Great tone. Almost no finger noise. Great for emo or jazz!

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