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Fender 9050M strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Kipp Harrington, Nov 15, 2018.

  1. Just wondering about the tension on these. A higher tension string doesn’t bother my playing, just wondering if the neck of my Affinity PJ will be compromised. Thanks for any input/advice.
  2. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Unless something is wrong with the neck, it'll be fine.
  3. Cool! Thanks Gorn.
  4. I use Fender 9050l flat wounds on all my basses, i like them
  5. Cool... thanks for the response.
  6. vancityjoe


    Jul 30, 2018
    Can anyone speak to a tension comparison between these strings and Labella 760 flats (the 54 originals)?

    I love the tension of the labella 760s and am looking for other strings of similar tension.
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  7. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    The Fender 9050M set is damned high tension and very close the LaBella's Jamerson set. I think the Fenders sound better and aren't as stiff as the LaBellas. Here's my review.
    Fender 9050M Stainless Steel Flatwound
  8. vancityjoe


    Jul 30, 2018
    Good review!

    I have 4 basses. 2 have flats, 2 have tape wounds:
    Fender Jazz w/ GHS precisions on EMG silvers
    Fender 50's P w/ Labella 54's on Tone Emporium TE-08
    Squier Jaguar w/ D'addario black tapes over Quarter Pound PJs
    Homebaked P w/ Labella white tapes over Dimarzio Model P

    Not a huge fan of the low tension labella tapes. they sound good but they flop around too much for my taste. I want to change them to some high tension strings over a lower output pickup. The model p is great but its pretty hot. I have a hand wound pickup coming from a quy in quebec for that guitar, it should be lower output than the dimarzio. I am just shopping for the strings. Since flats are pretty expensive, i cant just buy some randomly to try.
    Thanks for the feedback.
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  9. Linnin


    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Thank You
    You're Welcome! Happy to help. :thumbsup:

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