Fender Bass Strings Review


The name Fender needs no introduction. Founded by Leo Fender, this revolutionary in the guitar world also produces high quality bass strings.

Fender Bass Strings Comparison


NameWindingMaterialCoreOther InfoModel #
Original BassRoundwoundNickel


Super BassRoundwoundNickelHex

7150MRoundwoundPure Nickel

7150M
Super Bass TaperwoundRoundwoundSteelRoundE / B strings Tapered
Stainless Bass RoundwoundRoundwoundSteelHex

Stainless Bass

Flatwound
FlatwoundSteelHex

Nylon Filament RoundwoundRoundwoundNylonHexBrighter than Nylon Tapewound
Nylon TapewoundTapewoundNylonHex


Stainless Steel Roundwound:
Fender Super Bass Taperwound

Fender Super Bass Taperwound

Super Bass Taperwound are steel roundwound strings with a round core and tapered E and B strings, resulting in a very bright, clear set with lots of sustain.

Fender Stainless Bass Roundwound

Fender Stainless Bass Roundwound

Stainless Bass Roundwound have a hex core and use stainless steel, making them brighter than the original and super bass models.

Nickel Roundwound:
Fender Original Bass

Fender Original Bass

"Original Bass" are nickel roundwound.

Fender Super Bass

Fender Super Bass

Super Bass strings are nickel roundwound with a hex core, providing more tension and volume than the original bass.

Fender 7150M (Pure Nickel)

Fender 7150M (Pure Nickel)

7150M are one of the few "pure nickel" strings on the market

Flatwound:
Fender Stainless Bass Flatwound

Fender Stainless Bass Flatwound

Stainless Bass Flatwound use stainless steel and have a hex core, but of course are smooth flatwound strings, thus making them more mellow than roundwounds but having a nice balance overall.

Nylon/Tapewound:
Fender Nylon Filament Roundwound

Fender Nylon Filament Roundwound

Nylon Filament Roundwound are nylon strings that are roundwound with a hex core, making them a brighter option than nylon taperwound strings for those who like the feel and character of nylon but find them too dark. This is a rare option in the bass string market.

Fender Nylon Tapewound

Fender Nylon Tapewound

Nylon Tapewound are Fenders take on this type of string (see the "about nylon tapewound strings" article for more information.) They have a hex core.

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Fender Super 7250's Nickel Plated Round Wound Long Scale Bass Strings (45-105)
Fender Super 7250's Nickel Plated Round Wound Long Scale Bass Strings (45-105) Price: $18.99
Fender 8250M Nickel-Plated Taperwound Bass Strings, MPN 073-8250-406
Fender 8250M Nickel-Plated Taperwound Bass Strings,  MPN 073-8250-406 Price: $18.98
Fender 7250L Super Bass Nickel-Plated Steel Long Scale Bass Strings - Light
Fender 7250L Super Bass Nickel-Plated Steel Long Scale Bass Strings - Light Price: $15.94
Fender 7250L Super Bass Nickel-Plated Steel Long Scale Bass Strings - Light
Fender 7250L Super Bass Nickel-Plated Steel Long Scale Bass Strings - Light Price: $15.94




**Be sure to check out the Bass String guide if you are unsure about the material, gauge (the numbers you see like .105 .45 etc,) or scale length.**

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