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Fender strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by gregmon79, Dec 25, 2013.


  1. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

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    Dec 20, 2012
    Location:
    Chicagoland area
    Hey all, got some fender strings for Christmas. They're the standard gauge nickel plated strings. I'm diggin em so far. Anyone else use these? I'd like to hear others opinions of them. How long do they last? I usually use DR low riders they are much more flexible to my fingers. I'm getting more fret buzz with the fenders too. But I do like their feel. I can't wait to get them home and play them through my B50R. So, what are your guys' opinions and experiences with the fender brand strings??
     
  2. mrb327

    mrb327 Supporting Member

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    Mar 6, 2013
    Location:
    Colorado
    I only use the Fender NPS (7250s medium) strings on my Jazz. Hands down the best string I have used on this bass.
    I like the Fender flats as well, so maybe I'm biased.

    As for life span, the set on the Jazz now were on my P bass new when i bought it. Put flats on the P and the rounds on the Jazz. That was in October, used the J bass out 3x in addition to light practice. Think they actually sound better now than new. Still have that sizzle and clean "ping or ring" if you will, but will also generate a real nice low end.

    The fret buzz seemed to fade a bit after a week. Used them out the first time of hard play, then set the truss rod and action again. Hard to tell if it was all wear in or weather since I live in a real dry climate. Barely notice any fret noise with them after 2 months of use.
    Keep us posted.
     
  3. gregmon79

    gregmon79 Supporting Member

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    Dec 20, 2012
    Location:
    Chicagoland area
    Thanks for the input, I will. Gonna go fiddle right now.
     

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