Which flatwounds does Esperanza Spalding use?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Matthew_84, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. Simple as that. I love her fretless tone and am very curious as to which type of flatwounds she uses.

    I know that Fender gave her her fretless. I am not sure if she changed the strings or not, they may very well be Fenders. I tried googling it but couldn't find it.

  2. Nevermind, opened up my issue of BP with her and found it... She uses Fender 9050M's (.055 - .105).
  3. iiipopes


    May 4, 2009
    +1 on the Fender flats. I prefer the 9050CL set which is 45-60-80-105. This is the set that converted me from a rounds to a flats guy.


    Aug 7, 2012
    Don't worry about it, it won't help knowing.
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  6. Shakin-Slim


    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    I've seen some recent footage of her that looks like she's playing with tapewound strings
  7. Toptube


    Feb 9, 2009
    does she have a twitter account? If so, try asking her about her gear on there. I was able to find out via direct question on twitter, that one of my top two favorite bassists prefers elixirs.
  8. yes she plays fender flats. so do i now. great strings and they are cheaper the roundwounds i used to buy and last longer.

    aston barrett plays fender flats too
  9. MR PC

    MR PC

    Dec 1, 2007
    sometimes......last i heard he plays 'em till they break and replaces one at a time......with whatever brand is available