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Tapewound problem

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

  1. mrzrzr

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    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

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    No experience with D'Addario tapes.
    I use LaBellla & GHS tapes long scale with no issues.
  3. 3234718

    3234718 Supporting Member

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    Are you sure they were longscale strings? Are you sure your bass is long scale? What bass is it?
  4. Root 5

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    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

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    A Squier VM Jaguar bass, 34", standard bridge. Long scale strings.
  6. mrzrzr

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    [​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. rodl2005

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    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. dmusic148

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    That is exactly, precisely what happened.
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    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

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    Oops! What mmbongo said.
  11. mrzrzr

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    Does D'addario have CS out of north America?
    I live in Berlin Germany.
  12. 3234718

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    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

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    Thanks guys. You helped me a lot.
  14. ddawson2012

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    Disclosures:
    D'Addario Marketing Specialist; Don Dawson

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