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Fender MIA P-bass , what strings do they leave the factory with?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by DFTLownsYOU, Jun 26, 2005.

  1. DFTLownsYOU


    Dec 11, 2003
    Redlands CA.
    I recently picked up a MIA p-bass and I was wondering if anyone could tell me what type of strings Fender puts on the basses when they ship new from the factory? Usually I like a lighter gauge string but I'm liking whatever the factory set it up with. Anyways I'd appreciate any feedback, thanks.
  2. Broach_insound


    Jan 25, 2005
    New York
    Fender brand strings
  3. DFTLownsYOU


    Dec 11, 2003
    Redlands CA.
    Whaa?? No way! Get outta town, really?!? :rolleyes:
  4. 8250s i believe
  5. pyrohr


    Aug 28, 2001
    Pakistani compound
    What color are the string windings? is the "E" string tapered?
  6. Fender Super Bass, 8250s sounds right. I think they're 45-110, with a tapered E. Check out the Fender site (www.fender.com) and check out the product info, it should tell you which strings come stock on each bass.
  7. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    DFW, TX
    The strings are Super Bass 8250M Nickel Plated Steels
    Gauges: .045, .065, .085, .110 Taperwound

    For 5 string, SB 8250's
    .045, .065, .085, .110 TW, .130 TW
  8. DFTLownsYOU


    Dec 11, 2003
    Redlands CA.
    Yeah it's The Super Bass 8250M's. Thanks alot for the input. Anyone have any other string recommendations for a P-bass?
  9. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001

    D'addario chromes, or TI jazz flats. :hyper:
  10. My P-Bass sounds great with Labella flats. Big Bottom.
  11. I have used both D'Addario Chromes and Fender 9050's; both are great but I prefer the Chromes. Flatwound strings and P-Basses are a match made in heaven!
  12. Beefbass

    Beefbass Guest

    Feb 4, 2001

    Amen to that! :hyper:
  13. rugrat


    Nov 12, 2003
    Northwest Illinois

    I really like these strings. Enough that I have bought 2 sets to keep in my Bass case.