High Tension Black Nylon Tapewound Bass String?
I am looking for a "High Tension" Black Nylon Tapewound Bass String.
Do you have any idea of tension on black nylon tapewound bass string such as Labella, Dadario, Roto, GHS, etc then please answer to me.
IME, all of the brands that you mentioned are low tension strings. The only nylon tapes that I ever played that had a "higher" tension are the Fender 7120s. Very different from any tapewound out there, that could be good or bad depending on your goals.
Hmm.. Fener 7120s discontinued?
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Difference between the Roundwound 7120 and Tapewound 9120 is that Roundwounds have a brighter, punchier sound due to the fact that they are roundwound and then precision sanded flat (polished) so they retain some characterises of the roundwound sound. Tapewounds on the other hand, are the closest anyone can get to a double-bass (upright) sound on the electric/acoustic bass guitar ? no competition! <= Quote
Hmm. I feel like that Fender 7120s is not a true tapewound string and now it is discontinued.
(Is it something similar to Flatwound or Roundwound without round?)
Maybe, I have to go back to find to another Black Nylon Tapewound with high tension.
As someone said, all Black Nylon Tapewound's tend to be lighter tension.
Rotosound seem to be higher tension than GHS, La Bella.
The old model Fender nylon were somewhat high tension.
But I don't believe there made anymore.
The Roto's are very bright, and harsh sounding to me.
I prefer the GHS set for tone.
I've got a set of LaBella tapes. Pretty nice, but a little "plastic" feeling and sounding for some techniques.
Played a fretless jazz the other day with black strings -- the nylon was different -- seemed to be almost shrink-wrapped/painted on -- and the sound was a little more clear. Harmonics spoke more easily and it was a little more like playing rounds. Slap was better, too.
I was told that the strings were Fenders. The 9120, however, seems to be only available in a four string set. Anyone know if they make a 5 string set?
Anyone know of a 5 string set they'd recommend, based on what I've stated above?
Rotos have a good sound but are higher tension than I like.
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