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Fender 9050M 55-105 Users

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by shawshank72, Dec 18, 2013.

  1. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Can you please tell me about these strings?
    I used a set of GHS flats in this gauge once but sold them along with the bass they were on before i could have a real opinion of them. Ive used fender flats 45-100 and 50-100 before and love them but am wondering how these compare to them.
  2. BBKINGBASS

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    they obviously have more tension. I tried them on a few of my p basses, gave them a massive thick sound compared to the lighter gauges. I went back to the CL gauges because I didn't like that extra tension on the necks, my necks are on the thinner side. If your bass can support them, go for it.
  3. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Thats what im trying for.
    Could you compare the tension to others?
    Was it huge?
  4. BBKINGBASS

    BBKINGBASS

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    I always play with a .105 E string but the A D G strings just seemed to have more authority. More punch and focus. Which makes sense since they have more mass. The tension difference was noticeable but wouldn't deter me from a playing perspective. You will however have to do a setup and adjust your action for them. I was able to lower my action because of them.
  5. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Thank you
  6. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Would love to hear from others as well.
  7. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

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    :cool:

    I have a set of 9050 Flats ( 45-104 ) on my fretless jazz.

    The tension is just a little tighter than my TI JF344 flats.

    The Fenders sound good very even, balanced set.
    Nice strings for the money.

    But I still prefer the TI's even though the cost more.
    It's a tone thing.
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  9. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Cant wait to try these out
  10. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    Liking the Fender flats. Even have them on the LPB w/ maple just like your avatar
  11. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Love the inlays on your maple.
    Wanted to do the same but couldnt find one in a 1.75 inch wide.
  12. Duckwater

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    My favorite strings, I love the 45-105 & 40-100 sets but they're just too stiff for the more technical playing I've been doing lately. I'm going to try some Fender E/A strings with lighter GHS D/G strings and see how that works out.
  13. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    Thanks, thats actually a VM Squier w/ factory neck. Yes I NEED those block inlays on my P maple neck. Sexy look for sure.

    Had the 50-100 set of Fender Flats on that J for awhile, good sound
  14. mrb327

    mrb327 Just say No to Tort Supporting Member

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    Brites or precisions on those GHS's?
    Curious how that turns out, keep us posted
  15. Duckwater

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    I'm going to try Precisions for their round core, there may be a difference in output compared to the Fenders but that's an easy fix.
  16. Mastermold

    Mastermold Supporting Member

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    I have the older version of these (without silks) which have been on my CS '55 since it left Fender in 2007. They're very thick but the tone is percussive and airy, very round notes with fast decay, almost Hofner sounding. I really like them.

    [​IMG]
  17. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

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    Only thing i hate about fender.
    Green silk.
    Wish i knew of an easy way to get it off.
  18. Rich McCoy

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    I swear by the .050 - .100 set.
    I just put a new set on my Blacktop Jazz.
    They should be on there for a long time...

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