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Which flatwounds does Esperanza Spalding use?

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

  1. Matthew_84

    Matthew_84

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    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.

    Thanks.
  2. Matthew_84

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

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    +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.
  4. BASSKETEER

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    Don't worry about it, it won't help knowing.
  5. Shakin-Slim

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    I've seen some recent footage of her that looks like she's playing with tapewound strings
  6. Toptube

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    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.
  7. backup

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    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
  8. MR PC

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

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