2008 Fender American Standard Jazz Stock Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by rappa29, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. Website says the strings that come on the bass are Super Bass 8250M nickel plated steel, 45-110TW.

    Anyone have any comment why they would put a 110 on there?

    I don't think I've ever had a bass come with anything heavier than a 100 E string stock.

    I normally play 45-105 SS LoRiders but I'm kind of digging these 45-110 nickels. Heck I couldn't even tell it was a 110 and assumed it was a 100 until I saw the spec on Fender's website.

    Just curious...
  2. Dennis098


    May 3, 2008
    it is huge.
    is all i know.
    bigger than my hybrid slinky E... which must be a 105
  3. steamthief


    Jan 25, 2006
    Mentone Beach
    Maybe to provide enough tension when dropping down to D?
  4. More balanced tension with respect to the other strings would be my rationale.
  5. Lowbrow

    Lowbrow Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2008
    Allentown, PA!
    I switched 'em out for GHS Boomer .105s, and string it through the bridge. Call me traditional, couldn't get with the tapered core thing, though I tried out GHS Rene Martinez tapers before going back to regular strings.
  6. Nedmundo

    Nedmundo Supporting Member

    Jan 7, 2005
    I don't know if that's why Fender installs them, but that's why I switched back to them two years ago on my Jazz. They are great for that purpose and a fantastic match for the bass overall. I don't plan on using anything else, and the same goes for my new Jazz V. I'm even thinking of switching to Fender 7250's on my G&L basses.
  7. Sparkdog


    Sep 18, 2006
    Burbank, CA
    I don't know WHY Fender chose this guage for the E string, but having owned 2 MIA Jazzes and 2 MIA Precisions with them I couldn't find anything that felt or sounded better for those basses...assuming you like nickel rounds of course.

    They feel smooth and balanced and lasted a long time for me.

    The taperwound thing is a non issue once you set the action up for it.

    I still have 2 or 3 unopened sets laying around with nothing to put them on! (sold the Jazzes, down to one P that wears flats these days)