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D'Addario B String Taper Length

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by GK Growl, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. GK Growl

    GK Growl

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    What is the taper length for D'Addario B strings (Prosteels specifically)?
  2. GK Growl

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    Does anyone know? Might be buying some and want to know how far past the saddles on Fender/Squier stock bridges they extend.
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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  4. unclebass

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    Just checked with him about taper length on nickels, I believe he said 2.25"
  5. Blues Cat

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    1.75" . With the 2nd taper @ 1.825" ImageUploadedByTalkBass1367193861.971340.jpg
  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    Is is the same for XL's? 1.75" or 2.25"?
  7. Blues Cat

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    Yes, both are the same, 1.75"
  8. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Generally the taper "ends" where the string becomes the full length. the 1.75" is the "start" of the taper.
  9. knobbin

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    Do you guys know the length of taper on other companies B strings?
    I'm looking to string up my Ibanez 1205 premium(w/ mono-rail bridge) with a tapered B string
  10. mmbongo

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    Check with Jason at www.bassstringsonline.com
  11. JustForSport

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    Just took off a set of GHS Contact cores- B was 2 1/8" before full wrap and couldn't get the warbles out: maybe it'll be ok on a longer bridge- haven't tried that yet. LaBella Super Steps were just fine on the same bass, tho.
    A D'Addario Prosteel untapered B feels and sounds perfectly matched to the Dean Markley round core Super Rounds that it's strung with. Haven't had a B packaged in a set match that well before. (The Dean Markley B won't fit some 3+2 necks, same as GHS- only 2+3 or string thru, without the full wrap around the post).

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