Those of you who loved the old Fender 8250s....

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Dredmahawkus, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. Dredmahawkus


    Nov 4, 2012
    What did you change to when Fender put out those garbage strings they are producing now? Is there anything that is close to the old 8250s? They really are perfect strings for american standards! nice and deep and even.
    I tried sunbeams and found them very weak sounding...and too loose feeling.
    I had a set of lo riders and sold them before trying them! should I try those next?
  2. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    I used to love those strings I went to Chromes since I used to play those suckers till they were dead.
  3. hdracer


    Feb 15, 2009
    Elk River, MN.
    Sadowsky Black Labels.
  4. petrus61

    petrus61 Supporting Member

    Are those the ones with the tapered E?
  5. Dredmahawkus


    Nov 4, 2012
    yeah....I have a fresh set of the old ones with the gray silks on a new to me 08 standard jazz...and they sound fantastic! figures they changed string makers and the new ones sux! I emailed Fender and asked them if they would tell me who used to make their strings so maybe I can find something close to them! lol I know they wont tell me but at least its telling them their new strings are horrible.

    Thats a good idea sadowsky blacks....I tried the sadowsky blues and didnt really like them but didnt try the blacks yet....I think I will order one.
    I put the blues on a sterling classic and didnt think they were deep enough....kind of weak sounding like the sunbeams.
    I have sadowsky flats on my P select and they sound and feel fantastic!

    theres pretty much no other tapered E nickels roundcore....most are steel.
  6. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    I like Fender's pure nickel 7150s! I can't speak to the changes in 8250s or 7250s as I've not bought them in years.
  7. Little late to this but I email Fender and complain about their new strings all the time. I think Dean Markeley used to make Fenders old strings. I called DM the other day and asked if they used to make them (knowing they wouldn't tell me) and the guy replied "I can't answer that question" and I replied so that means yes and he just laughed. Anyway I DR will make you custom strings if you order 2 packs min. I get the DR Longnecks they're doing the trick for me but not the same as my 8250d