Which flatwounds does Esperanza Spalding use?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Matthew_84, Nov 25, 2012.


  1. Simple as that. I love her fretless tone and am very curious as to which type of flatwounds she uses.

    I know that Fender gave her her fretless. I am not sure if she changed the strings or not, they may very well be Fenders. I tried googling it but couldn't find it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Nevermind, opened up my issue of BP with her and found it... She uses Fender 9050M's (.055 - .105).
     
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  4. iiipopes

    iiipopes

    May 4, 2009
    +1 on the Fender flats. I prefer the 9050CL set which is 45-60-80-105. This is the set that converted me from a rounds to a flats guy.
     
  5. BASSKETEER

    BASSKETEER

    Aug 7, 2012
    Don't worry about it, it won't help knowing.
     
  6. Shakin-Slim

    Shakin-Slim

    Jul 23, 2009
    Tokyo, Japan
    I've seen some recent footage of her that looks like she's playing with tapewound strings
     
  7. Toptube

    Toptube Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2009
    does she have a twitter account? If so, try asking her about her gear on there. I was able to find out via direct question on twitter, that one of my top two favorite bassists prefers elixirs.
     
  8. yes she plays fender flats. so do i now. great strings and they are cheaper the roundwounds i used to buy and last longer.

    aston barrett plays fender flats too
     
  9. MR PC

    MR PC

    Dec 1, 2007
    sometimes......last i heard he plays 'em till they break and replaces one at a time......with whatever brand is available