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Fender 9050ML Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium Light

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

Gauges: 50-65-85-100.

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 flatwound 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 9050ML bass strings are flatwound for a warm, rich tone.


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Fender9050ML Stainless Steel Flatwound Long Scale Bass Strings - Medium Light
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (14)
  • Consistent (11)
  • Long life (11)
  • Well built / quality (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (6)
  • Concerts (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (10), Professional musician (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Smooth

I have always used Fender strings after upgrading from Ernie Ball. This is the first time I use flatwounds and I absolutely love them. I don't think I'll ever goback to roundwound.Read complete review

I have always used Fender strings after upgrading from Ernie Ball. This is the first time I use flatwounds and I absolutely love them. I don't think I'll ever goback to roundwound.

These string are smooth to the touch and as a result my playing has improved. Since they are smooth, they are easier to clean and stay clean longer.

The tone quality is very different from the other type of strings. It is a deepl, warmer sound and not so bright or metally sound. This may be a little wierd because I play punk, indie, and post-punk. So, this will give your bass a very different sound but it will add a layer of complexity to your sound. I love digging in and playign low on the finger board and making everything shake with added deep end because of the strings. I used to love playing high but now I'm all over the fretboard.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

over priced

over priced and price keeps changing!

over priced and price keeps changing!

Reviewed by 17 customers

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great flatwound for that classic, warm tone

By SubZero

from Houston, Texas

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

I've used these Fender 9050ML flatwound strings on a Precision bass and REALLY like them alot! These flats on a P-bass is THE tone heard on most hit records. These are equal to the reputable D'Addario XL Chrome flatwounds that are so popular. I've used both strings and, honestly, cannot tell a different in feel or tone--AT ALL! If you are looking to bring out that classic, warm, punchy, "boom" tone you heard on all those Motown hits--this is the string to get. Put these on and you'll be pumping out a full, warm tone with plenty of punch. These are stainless steel strings so they are a little bit stiffer than the nickel strings that you might be used to. Once you're used these, they feel softer and have plenty of pop to give you a good punch in your tone. Stainless strings are a little bit louder than nickel too, but you should still try to have your action as low as possible (without excess fret buzz) to make it easier on your fingers to deal with these strings. These strings will give you the warmth and punch that has been the standard bass tone on hit records from the 60's until today. For all-purpose, fits in nearly any style, "work horse" bass tone you can't go wrong with these, in my opinion. Flat wound strings like these on a Precision style bass is probably the most recorded bass tone in history. This is the tone you hear on almost ALL the chart toppers you've heard. I haven't tried these on a Jazz style bass or a Stingray style bass; don't know how they sound there. It's worth a try anyway no matter what type of pickups you have. These are very punchy and bold. These strings are just as quality as some more expensive strings.

(2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

E string Broke tuning

By AKBass

from Alaska

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

Was just starting to tune my new Fender 9050 ml's and the E string snapped. It's hard to say anything good about a set of strings, that I never got to do any playing on!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

You've got to do it at least once...

By Thumper

from Nashville, Tn.

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life
  • Strong

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Concerts
    • Practicing

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

    If you have never tried Flats all I can say is do it now. You will not be sorry. These strings took my Fender P bass from "pretty good" to "Down right Impressive". No finger noise and sliding around is effortless. I don't know if I can go back to round wounds after trying these. I play classic rock and country with a 3 piece band and these strings fit the bill perfectly.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Big bang for the buck

    By Crash

    from Madison, Ohio

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Good Tone
    • Great Feel
    • Strong

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Jamming
      • Practicing

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

      Tried the flats on another dudes Jazz fretless and fell in love. Put them on my P-bass and can't get over the feel, or the tone!!! This was just want I needed. Will probably never go back to rounds. I can do things with this bass now that the original rounds couldn't do. Sounds like a bass should, deep, rich, warm, no zing! I can't stop playing!!!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      flatwound medium light bass strings

      By Jeff

      from Kingman, AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Strong
      • These Strings Are Exactly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

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

        These strings are exactly what I was looking for. Great action with great sound

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Smooth

        By Eddie G

        from Texas

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Cool Sound
        • Finger-friendly
        • Good Tone
        • Long Life
        • Smooth
        • Stay Clean
        • Stay In tune
        • Strong

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Jamming
          • Practicing

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

          I have always used Fender strings after upgrading from Ernie Ball. This is the first time I use flatwounds and I absolutely love them. I don't think I'll ever goback to roundwound.

          These string are smooth to the touch and as a result my playing has improved. Since they are smooth, they are easier to clean and stay clean longer.

          The tone quality is very different from the other type of strings. It is a deepl, warmer sound and not so bright or metally sound. This may be a little wierd because I play punk, indie, and post-punk. So, this will give your bass a very different sound but it will add a layer of complexity to your sound. I love digging in and playign low on the finger board and making everything shake with added deep end because of the strings. I used to love playing high but now I'm all over the fretboard.

           
          5.0

          good flatwound strings no noise , lower price than d'adderio

          By loui

          from denver co

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Tone
          • Long Life
          • Strong

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Practicing

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

            use these strings on my new fender p base and love the sound and ease of playing no noise recommend it to my friends

             
            5.0

            It's Fender...Great Quality as Expected

            By mick51

            from nyc.ny

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Good Tone
            • Long Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

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

              I only play Flats

               
              1.0

              over priced

              By PMM

              from ohio

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Not Consistent
                • Poor Tone Quality

                Best Uses

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

                  over priced and price keeps changing!

                   
                  5.0

                  Fender Strings ROCK

                  By mick51

                  from nyc.ny

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Practicing

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

                    Excellent strings of course

                     
                    5.0

                    Only bass strings for my Fenders

                    By Gman

                    from Columbus, Michigan

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                    Pros

                    • Consistent
                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

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

                      Always great sound and playability.

                       
                      5.0

                      I would buy this product again..

                      By R66bassguy

                      from Reno, Nevada

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          Have these strings on my Fender P Bass. Great tone and price point.

                           
                          5.0

                          The Only Place to Shop

                          By mick51

                          from nyc.ny

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Tone

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Practicing

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

                            Got the product I ordered in perfect condition

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Strings--Great Price!

                            By eSGEe

                            from Swamps of Florida

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone
                            • Long Life
                            • Strong

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                                I own 5 bass guitars, everyone has Fender Flatwounds. They are versatile everything from silky Jazz, Blues to Metallica and Metal.......One String to Rule them All.

                                 
                                5.0

                                gotta haveit

                                By DrummingGal

                                from Seattle, Washington area

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                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Consistent
                                • Good Tone
                                • Long Life
                                • Strong

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

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

                                  great strings. smooth. excellent tone. don't crush the fingers, they are so smooth

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Excellent product buy them.

                                  By Carlitos

                                  from Kissimmee Fl.34746

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Excellent Product
                                  • Good Tone
                                  • Long Life

                                  Cons

                                  • Non Of This

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Any Porpuse

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

                                  I will recommend this strings to all of my friends,they are and excellent product.

                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Favorite bass strings

                                  By semi-gloss

                                  from E. Texas

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                                  Pros

                                  • Consistent
                                  • Good Tone
                                  • Long Life
                                  • Strong

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      Great feel. Great tone.

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