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Fender 9050ML Stainless Flatwound Bass Strings
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Gauges 50-65-85-100.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.
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.
String up your axe with a new set and rediscover your instrument.
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I re-discovered these strings rather serendipitously. I use two vintage Fender basses with maple fingerboards that are still in relatively good shape, and want to keep them that way, so I decided to try a set of these 9050ML's. Anybody who has ever used Rotosound for any length of time knows what they can do to frets and fingerboards. I've used the 9050ML's exclusively now for several months and don't believe I'll ever go back to round wound strings. Warm, thumping vintage Fender sound that sounds great with all the styles we play. Easy on the fingers.
I needed new strings for my Rouge Violin bass, and these work fine. They are smooth and nice on the fingers and make very little fret noise. Gives my Violin Bass a good Beatles-like sound.
I have been playing P and J Bass for thirty-nine years, and all but two years (for a funk band) I have used these strings. Nothing better for warmth and soul.
I have had these on my fretless J Bass for years, just broke one last night. They certainly got a lot of mileage. I also have them on my Rick 4001, and that bass gets a very solid bottom end, contrary to most people's ideas of Ricks. These strings have a relatively high tension, and get a really good THUMP while playing. Worth waiting for.
I use these on my Rogue fretless. This instrument's had neck warpage problems (fretless necks should probably be made a little beefier, as the frets add rigidity to the whole structure) and my repairman suggested lighter strings. These are a perfect match to the Rogue fretless bass, and I would suggest these to anyone else purchasing that instrument. It comes with roundwound strings, which will chew up your fretless fingerboard. I strongly recommmend flatwound strings for any fretless bass, and this particular set for the Rogue fretless bass. It plays 100% better with them!
Once I tried these strings on my Jazz I never went back to rounds, These flats have a high tension and give you a good solid thump, I love the lows I get, also stopped the annoying sting buzz I used to get with rounds, feel good on the fingers Too! I have tried D'adarios chrome flats and took them off the same week!! If you are into A lower/deeper sounding Bass and Highs are not the most important aspect of your bass playing these are the strings for you
I have been using the flats for only a short time; however, I'm very pleased with the warm, beefy, punchy tone these give. I changed from nickel round wound strings. I play a Precision bass and I think flat wounds are the best string to bring out the strengths of the P-bass. If you are changing to these from nickel strings you need to know that the stainless steel strings are a bit harder and may irritate your plucking fingers for the first few days of playing. These strings have pretty strong tension which gives them a good thump but it also makes these a little harder on your fingers than nickel round wound strings. There is an adjustment period if you are new to stainless steel strings; be patient and don't over practice when you're new to these strings or you will get blisters. These are not the highly polished, shiny chrome strings but they do have a smooth surface.