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Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light

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Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End electric guitar strings deliver a smooth feel with reduced finger noise. The tone is rich and warm with abundant harmonics. Fender's patented bullet end creates a sonic coupling between the string and bridge block, for rock-solid tuning stability and increased sustain. These guitar strings are perfect for blues, jazz, and classic rock.

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 replacement guitar 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 strings, set after set.


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FenderOriginal Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light
 
4.8

(based on 23 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good tone (16)
  • Consistent (13)
  • Long life (7)
  • Well built / quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (7)
  • Concerts (7)
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    • Experienced (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great tone, feel, longevity, and price

Pure nickel strings have a distinct, vintage-style tone with softer highs, more mid-range detail, and lower output than modern alloys. They generally work well with single-coil pickups and low-output humbuckers (like vintage...Read complete review

Pure nickel strings have a distinct, vintage-style tone with softer highs, more mid-range detail, and lower output than modern alloys. They generally work well with single-coil pickups and low-output humbuckers (like vintage PAFs) played at relatively low-gain settings. Think classic rock, blues, and EVH "Brown Sound" tones. If you're after high-gain, scooped-mids, modern metal tones, then pure nickel strings aren't for you.

I've used Fender pure nickel 9s on my vintage '56 Les Paul Junior, my '00 Custom Shop Les Paul Junior, and regular production '90s Les Paul Special. These strings are a great match to P90s! There's rich mid-range detail. Single notes have a bit of "bloom" to them and chords ring out with excellent note separation.

They have a slinky/flexy feel. Very easy to bend. I play with a light tough and low action, so that really works for me. If you're someone who really pounds the strings, you may want something with a more high-tension feel. They seem to last a long time, but my hands are dry and corrosion usually isn't an issue for me.

Overall, Fender makes some of the best pure nickel strings around, especially considering the very low price. They also offer you a choice of bullet-end or conventional ball-end, so pay attention to which one you order.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

I will not buy strings here again

The E and B string had some rust on them...

The E and B string had some rust on them...

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tone, feel, longevity, and price

By LanEvo

from NYC

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Good Tone
  • Long Life

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

      Pure nickel strings have a distinct, vintage-style tone with softer highs, more mid-range detail, and lower output than modern alloys. They generally work well with single-coil pickups and low-output humbuckers (like vintage PAFs) played at relatively low-gain settings. Think classic rock, blues, and EVH "Brown Sound" tones. If you're after high-gain, scooped-mids, modern metal tones, then pure nickel strings aren't for you.

      I've used Fender pure nickel 9s on my vintage '56 Les Paul Junior, my '00 Custom Shop Les Paul Junior, and regular production '90s Les Paul Special. These strings are a great match to P90s! There's rich mid-range detail. Single notes have a bit of "bloom" to them and chords ring out with excellent note separation.

      They have a slinky/flexy feel. Very easy to bend. I play with a light tough and low action, so that really works for me. If you're someone who really pounds the strings, you may want something with a more high-tension feel. They seem to last a long time, but my hands are dry and corrosion usually isn't an issue for me.

      Overall, Fender makes some of the best pure nickel strings around, especially considering the very low price. They also offer you a choice of bullet-end or conventional ball-end, so pay attention to which one you order.

      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Strings

      By Eric Bensinger

      from Panama City, Florida

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      Pros

      • Good Tone
      • Long Life

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

          First, (because I think gear affects tone) I should say that I use these strings on an American-made Fender Roadhouse strat from the 1990's and I play through a 2002 Fender Blues Junior.

          SOUND/TONE: These strings (to my ears) sound great when played through the above gear, and I also use a Fulltone '70s Fuzz as well as a Fulltone OCD. The more mellow quality of these strings complements the Fuzz nicely, by the way.

          The tones are not too bright (but not dull), and there is a nice warmth and fullness to the sound.

          I find that these pure-nickel wrapped strings with warmer tone complement the Strat nicely. Nickel-plated strings, on the contrary, have made the bridge pickup too bright, and these strings (I think) are a much better fit for better tone.

          I like the bullet-end, because it fits perfectly in the bridge of the guitar.

          FEEL AND DURABILITY: The strings have a good feel (kind of soft to the touch), and seem to be durable. (I tend to have a softer pick attack than some, though).

          BOTTOM LINE: Try these strings if you would like a vintage tone, and especially if you play a strat or tele. You may find some great new tones and discover that these strings help avoid the "icepick" tone that sometimes a tele bridge or strat bridge pickup generate.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great strings !

          By Sparky

          from Deerfield Beach , Florida

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Good Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

              I used Ernie Ball strings on all of my electric guitars since the very early 1970's. One of my guitar playing buddys told me to give the bullet end, pure nickle wrap a try. The very first chord I hit had me hooked ! I couldn't believe the difference. I consider all of the money I'd spent on the EB strings , a total waste.These strings , as far as I'm concerned , are the BEST ! Thank you SO much.The bullet ends work great the way they sit in the bridge block.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Fender 3150L strings

              By JMBW Vintage

              from MN

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              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • Practicing

                Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                These are very good strings. Rich clarity, abundant harmonics. Sounds great on my new Tele. Good price. Would buy again.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Original 150 Nickel Bullets: I recommend them for Fenders

                By Wes

                from Northern California

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                Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                This is just a no-gimmick string that sounds good and fits Fender guitars like a champ. Go for it.
                The tone is great because of the nickel and because the brass bullet end fits snugly into the body of my Fender telecasters. The bullet end was made in Germany last time I looked. The strings are long enough that I'm not pressed for space when stringing the high E string on the top of the Fender peg head. The unwrapped part of the string is long enough to slip easily through the guitar and up into the Fender bridge. If you have a through-the-body bridge Fender, these strings are for you.
                I've never had a problem, and the strings are wrapped in little envelopes that are more convenient and more compostable than the poly/foil bag that D'Addarios and Ernie Balls come in.
                The price is reasonable enough that I can change strings frequently, without waiting for one of them to crump at an inopportune moment.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect

                By Steve Cohen

                from Florida

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                Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                Highly recommend. My Strat sounds new every time.
                Quality sound.
                Fits great on bridge.
                Priced right.

                 
                5.0

                Good vintage sound

                By just me

                from Peoria, AZ

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                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Good Tone
                • Long Life
                • Strong

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                  The pure nickel bullet ends are so good for my Strat. They keep that nice glassy sound and when using the trem arm, they stay in tune. Fender pure nickel strings always sound good; They're the only strings I use on my electric guitars.

                   
                  5.0

                  "All Fender"

                  By jim the b

                  from Arlington,Texas

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Good Tone
                  • Long Life
                  • Strong

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Backup
                    • Concerts
                    • Practicing

                    Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                    Setting the intonation on the low E string is the reason I went back to Fender,I'd been loyal to Super Slinky for years but now I feel Fender is the way to go,Slinkys seem to explode on the E when setting the intonation.

                     
                    5.0

                    My go to strings

                    By Mediclapton

                    from Baltimore

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                    Pros

                    • Good Tone
                    • Long Life
                    • Strong

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concerts
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                      Great strings for people who play bend and vibrato heavy music... think gilmour, slash etc

                       
                      5.0

                      Musicians Friend is the best

                      By pipsie

                      from Princess Anne Md

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                      Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                      Great service

                       
                      5.0

                      Been using these for years

                      By Kurzxl

                      from Harrisonburg, VA

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone
                      • Long Life
                      • Strong

                      Cons

                      • packaging

                      Best Uses

                      • Playing at parties
                      • Practicing

                      Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                      Great strings for the Strat. Only thing I don't like is that they put 2 strings in the same envelope in the package. When I tried to separate them, it did not turn out well. Individual sleeves would be better.

                       
                      5.0

                      Love em, Love em, Love em!

                      By Scott

                      from undisclosed

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                      Comments about 3150L Original 150 Pure Nickel Bullet-End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                      Love em, Love em, Love em!
                      They way are wound the winding flattens a bit cutting down on string scrap noises.

                      The bullet ends keep the string very stable. I use them in my Fendar start, Les Paul, etc. everything.

                       
                      5.0

                      One of my favorites

                      By Jmvada

                      from DE

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                      Pros

                      • Consistent
                      • Good Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                          American Special Strat and American Delux Tele

                           
                          5.0

                          Nothing like the tone of Pure Nickel

                          By Geno

                          from wilmington ,de

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                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Good Tone
                          • Long Life
                          • Strong

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts

                            Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                            The Fender quality is always consistent

                             
                            5.0

                            The Right Strings

                            By loudog

                            from Louisiana

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                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Good Tone

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Backup
                              • Concerts
                              • Practicing

                              Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                              Great strings for my MIM Strat. I love the bullet ends which seem to fit better in the block and the nickel wrap cuts some of the twang to make these very full sounding in all pickup positions. They are a bit softer to touch and reduce finger slide noise.

                               
                              1.0

                              I will not buy strings here again

                              By Johnnyg

                              from New York

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                              Pros

                              • Consistent

                              Cons

                              • String had some rust mark

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                                The E and B string had some rust on them...

                                 
                                5.0

                                Best in the West!

                                By Doc

                                from Tejas

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                                  Cons

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                                    • Backup
                                    • Concerts
                                    • Practicing

                                    Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                                    Great Strings...The Bullet Ends are designed for the tremolo Block & Tuning Stability.

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    NOT CALLED MUSICIAN'S FRIEND FOR NOTHING!

                                    By North Idaho Lew

                                    from Coeur d'Alene, ID

                                    About Me Novice

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Good Tone
                                    • Strong

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • Practicing

                                      Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                                      See below.

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Decent Enough

                                      By Foutster

                                      from Naptown, USA

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                                      Pros

                                      • Consistent
                                      • Good Tone

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Backup
                                        • Concerts
                                        • Practicing

                                        Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                                        They're decent enough and sound alright.

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        sound great

                                        By Ray

                                        from Liverpool, NY

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                                        Pros

                                        • Good Tone

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Practicing

                                          Comments about Fender Original Bullets Vintage Nickel Bullet End Electric Guitar Strings - Light:

                                          sound great
                                          fast delivery

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