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Tapewound problem

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by mrzrzr, Aug 19, 2013.

  1. mrzrzr

    mrzrzr

    Aug 11, 2013
    Berlin, Germany.
    Just installed the Daddario nylon tapewound for long scale.
    It feels great, but the silk core goes almost all the way to the first fret while in tune.
    [​IMG]
    Anyone had that problem? Any solution?
     
  2. MrLenny1

    MrLenny1 Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2009
    N.H.
    No experience with D'Addario tapes.
    I use LaBellla & GHS tapes long scale with no issues.
     
  3. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    Are you sure they were longscale strings? Are you sure your bass is long scale? What bass is it?
     
  4. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Earth
    Is your instrument strung through the body?

    Is your instrument 35" scale?

    If yes to any of these questions, you need the super long set of strings.
     
  5. mrzrzr

    mrzrzr

    Aug 11, 2013
    Berlin, Germany.
    A Squier VM Jaguar bass, 34", standard bridge. Long scale strings.
     
  6. mrzrzr

    mrzrzr

    Aug 11, 2013
    Berlin, Germany.
    [​IMG]

    Sorry guys, I am trying to post a pic, with no luck.
    Is it possible I got a short scale E string?


    Edit: the pic is there.
     
  7. If the scale of string is right for the bass, they shouldn't do that. I've a few sets of these tapes & haven't that in any regular 34" scale bass.
     
  8. That is exactly, precisely what happened.
     
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

    Definitely a mispackaged set. Contact Don at D'Addario and he should fix it up for you. PM me if you need his email.
     
  10. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Oops! What mmbongo said.
     
  11. mrzrzr

    mrzrzr

    Aug 11, 2013
    Berlin, Germany.
    Does D'addario have CS out of north America?
    I live in Berlin Germany.
     
  12. Gorn Captain

    Gorn Captain Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens
    They have UK contacts.
    D'Addario UK Ltd.
    0191 300 3000
    Monday - Friday
    9:30am - 5.30pm GMT

    D'Addario UK Ltd.
    2 Greenfinch Way
    Newburn Riverside
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE15 8NX
    United Kingdom
     
  13. mrzrzr

    mrzrzr

    Aug 11, 2013
    Berlin, Germany.
    Thanks guys. You helped me a lot.
     
  14. ddawson2012

    ddawson2012 Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Farmingdale, NY
    Disclosures:
    D'Addario Marketing Specialist; Don Dawson



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