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Fender Electric Bass Guitar Nickelplated Steel Taperwound Long Scale 34 , .045 - .110, 8250-OEM-M

Fender Electric Bass Guitar Nickelplated Steel Taperwound Long Scale 34 , .045 - .110, 8250-OEM-M
Manufacturer:
Fender
Manufacturer Part #:
8250-OEM-M
SKU:
FND_8250-OEM-M
Price:
$19.14

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Fender Electric Bass Guitar Nickelplated Steel Taperwound Long Scale 34 , .045 - .110, 8250-OEM-M5JImJune 24, 2010I've been using the 8250 taper wound strings for over 10 years now. They came stock on my 2000 American Deluxe Jazz, purchased new, when I retired my 62 P-Bass. I also use D'Addario when I want that top load vintage sound, but find that the 8250 is a much better string when setting intonation due to the round core. This round core lends itself to an even tone thereby allowing easier setting of intonation and has an even sound balance across all strings. They also seem to have a longer life in clarity, more so than the D’Addario, although, if vintage is what you are looking for in a more modern bass, then I would suggest the D’Addario, EXL165. I have been playing for over 35 years now and have used many strings from classic Pure Nickel, various versions of Nickel Flat and Round Wounds to Stainless Steel and have found that for my money and for the best clarity/sound, the 8250 can’t be beat. At one time Fender made a top load version of the 8250 with the taper wound E but I’m not sure if they still do so. For those of you that do not have through body string capability, the 8250 will not work for you, sorry. Hope this review helps you in your decision to purchase a string for clarity. Side note, using a Nickel string will lessen fret ware, more so than a Stainless Steel, therefore you will not need to re-crown your frets as often.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st G

Nickelplated Steel

.045

 

2nd D

Nickelplated Steel

.065

 

3rd A

Nickelplated Steel

.085

 

4th E

Nickelplated Steel Taperwound

.110

 



 

 

OEM 8250's

 

"Looking for something a little different? Wound on a round core, these strings have a tapered winding on the E and B strings for easy intonation and a more balanced tone. The 8250 series is designed to fit Fender's strings-through-the body basses, while the 8255 series is designed for any long scale bass that is strung through the bridge. For great balance and tone, try the 8250's or 8255's and hear the difference!"

 

"Original equipment on Fender's new American Standard and Deluxe series of basses, the tapered winding on these sets allows more vibration to translate directly to the bridge, enhancing sustain and tone. While also improving intonation, the string may be set closer to the pickups resulting in a hotter signal. Our nickel-plated steel formula (same as our Super bass strings) assures the highest quality sound from your instrument. Offered in 4 or 5 string versions."

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