Hands-On Review: Fender Bullets Strings

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The Strings for Strats!

Fender Nickel-Plated Steel Super Bullets Electric Guitar Strings

When fellow musicians describe your guitar playing, do they use words like “dive bomber” or “trem fiend”? Do you have to tune your guitar between every number? Does the fear of throwing your guitar out of tune actually inhibit the way you want to play the music you hear in your head?

If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then Fender has got the strings you need to stay in tune.

Bullets Fact

Fender Bullets are the only strings in the world designed specifically for Strats and guitars with similar type tremolos. And, the only place you can get them is from Fender. That’s right, the world’s foremost manufacturer of guitars and amplifiers was granted a US patent for their unique bullet-end guitar strings.

So what exactly are Bullets?

The unique solid brass bullet-end shape fits securely into the sustain block of your Strat’s tremolo system, making it nearly impossible for the string end to shift or wiggle, even under the most severe trem stress. Bullets precision-machined radius helps prevent slipping when using the tremolo, which greatly enhances your guitar’s overall tuning stability. With regular strings, even the smallest shift in position can put your guitar hopelessly out of tune.

If you’re downright brutal with your trem, Fender Bullets can also last longer than regular strings. Using your tremolo is cool. We all know that. But changing the string’s pitch means the tension is also constantly changing, and this is very hard on strings. The Bullet end keeps the string in place and decreases the amount of movement, making it less likely to break. The bottom line is this; if you play a Strat, you need Bullets. They’re the only strings for Strats.

Fender Bullet Strings are available in Original Bullets–nickel (vintage tone); Super Bullets– nickel-plated steel (great tone and long life); and Stainless Bullets– stainless steel (bright tone and long life). And where can you purchase your Bullets? From Musician’s Friend, of course.

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Comments  

# Dopey Dick 2016-06-05 12:43
Fender bullets 9 -42 nickel plated 3250L. I like these strings the best.
Recently I've had several of the top e strings pull out of the bullet. Grrr! They seem to be just folded over and pushed into the bullet. Send me a few good top E bullet strings Fender, because I like them.
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# daryl 2016-05-02 23:41
Fender bullets I've been using for some years now well and truly fed up with the previous loss! I love the overall
tone the jing these strings create "the jing" but just recently over the last few months I'm finding problems...strings are incorrectly packaged so if you're not watching you will inadvertently restring.Sadly the last batches have not a complete covering of nickel so you end up with a rust and dead spot on the string, not good Fender! Professional musicians prefer likewise equipment so maybe this was just a glitch, it hasn't sent me elsewhere but hope to never see this again.
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# Robert Cosh 2016-04-04 18:15
Fender bullets, super bullets, and stainless steel bullets: describe their different tones in a sensible objective manner.
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