Fender 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Light Long Scale Bass Guitar Strings

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Fender 9050L Stainless Steel Flatwound Light Long Scale Bass Guitar Strings

Gearank Recommendation

The Fender 9050L appeared on our recommended list for Bass Guitar Strings from October 2017 until February 2020 when our eligibility criteria changed to exclude custom gauge sets.

Overview

Though Fender is known for their instruments and amplifiers, the company has actually made their own strings for quite a while now.

They may not be as popular as Ernie Ball or D’Addario strings, they have a pretty sizeable following.

Because these strings are flatwounds, they’re going to have a very warm tone when compared to roundwound strings.

They’re great for smooth basslines, jazz especially, but they’re not going to have the punch you’d get with roundwound strings.

This set’s gauge is a light enough to have a lot of playability, and because they’re flatwounds they’re not going to have the thin sound you usually get with lighter gauge strings. And like other flatwound strings, this set is going to last significantly longer than a set of roundwound strings.

Specifications

  • Gauge: Light (.045 to .100)
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Coated: No
These were previously on our main recommended list and only came off due to us changing our guide to focus on standard gauges. You can see our current recommendations at: The Best Bass Guitar Strings.