I just got a tapered B-string, since it was the only way to get a K3 coated DR string (the bass currently is strung with 45-125 DR neons) in a .130 size, instead of a .125. This DR black beauty .130 B is tapered, as I expected, however when I go to string up my bass (top-load) the taper does not occur until halfway across my bridge pickup, is this normal? See below:
My right hand technique moves around quite a bit from area to area, and sometimes I do play over the bridge pickup, and I think this might cause an issue with that.
I don't want to cut the string and install it on the bass, in case I need to return it, I'm just not sure if this is normal on a tapered string, I thought the taper was usually within an inch or so of the ball end, this taper measures approx. 3 inches (!) from the ball, which seems excessive to me.
So my questions are twofold:
Is this normal for a tapered .130 B-string, or should I return it/exchange it for a new one?
If it is normal, do people find the location of the taper affects your playing, or does it play fine?
Thank you TB.