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Fender flats?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by PinkFloydDan, Feb 12, 2006.

  1. PinkFloydDan


    Jul 4, 2005
    Are Fender Flatwounds any good? I want to put them on my bass for a recording session and I am low on time--local shop only stocks Fenders.

    I most likely need a set up when I put them on. So, considering my time frame, I can only do fender flats right now. Anyone?
  2. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    Good thumpy old school flats, but REALLY high tension. PREPARE your hands!
  3. canopener


    Sep 15, 2003
    Isle of Lucy
    I've got Fender 9050MLs on both of my basses. They are high tension, but break in well. They are indeed thumpy, but have a great midrange without being too zingy.
  4. beam


    Dec 29, 2002
    I've a set of 9050s on my ATK, and I love them. They really surprised me in terms of their feel and tone, and I've played a few different types of flats.
  5. Philbiker

    Philbiker Pat's the best!

    Dec 28, 2000
    Northern Virginia, USA
    I've never been dissapointed by any strings I've tried branded "Fender". They are one string company I trust to buy unplayed. (Another is LaBella)
  6. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I played Fender 9050Ms almost exclusively for several years; the only reason I switched to EBMM Group I flats is that Fender doesn't make a B!
  7. flatwoundfender


    Feb 24, 2005
    yeah the strings I like are the fender 9050's or recently I switched the labella deep talkin jamersons. Either way I like high tension and heavy gauge. Both the fenders and the labellas sound great.