White tapes

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Maz, Nov 18, 2013.


  1. Maz

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    Does anyone beside La Bella make "white" (clear) tapewounds? I have some white tapes on a used bass I bought awhile ago, and they are riding up on the posts. I'm gonna loosen em and rethread them around the tuners, hope fully nothing goes wrong. I couldn't find any reference to other brands using the google. I decided I really like these strings but I've already deleted the number of the guy I bought the bass from (CL).
  2. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    DR white neon....are they white or clear? DR actually makes both.
  3. Maz

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    Clear. With Purple silk. Thanks for the reply.
  4. Dredmahawkus

    Dredmahawkus Supporting Member

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    Theres a thread in here somewhere about purple silks....names a whole bunch with purple. I dont know what they are. the only ones I have used with purple are pyramid flats.
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  6. pkstone

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    Purple silks is LaBella, I believe.
  7. Maz

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  8. Gorn Captain

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    Are you sure they're white tapes? Can you take a really close picture of the E string?
  9. Maz

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  10. CapnSev

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    Those certainly don't look like my LaBellas.
  11. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Can we see the ball end area?

    Looking like GHS Precision flats.
  12. Gorn Captain

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    I agree.
    If you clip off an inch or so, I don't see why there should be a problem anyway.
  13. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes the person who installed them did not trim off excess string length. Ok to cut off in inch or two
  14. Maz

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    Wow. These strings are so slick compared to the other flats I've played, I'm still convinced they are coated. I'll have to take an exacto to them under magnification. More than happy to be wrong though. Thanks for the help guys.
  15. Shakin-Slim

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    Yeah, they look like GHS Precision flats. I have those on 2 basses. Indeed they are very smooth. More so than many other flats. If there was a nylon coat I think it would be very obvious.
  16. jasper383

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    Is there a plastic-y coating on them, or is that just metal?

    If metal, then GHS or Carvin flats.
  17. Maz

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    and I'll be damned. I took a fresh razorblade to the E up on the peghead and there is no plastic on it. These strings feel too smooth and the matte finish they have gives me the illusion they are coated. -the ball ends are brass colored btw.
  18. Gorn Captain

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    Definitely ghs precision flats. Damn fine strings. Cut an inch off that e, a and d, restring, and you're good to go.
  19. Grissle

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    Those look like Flatwounds to me not tapes. In fact they look exactly like GHS Precision Flats by their purple wrapping.
  20. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Yup confirmed ghs precision flats. They start out smooth but as you play them they get smoother. Even a thin sheet of body funk will build up on them and add even a glossyness to them as your skin naturally polishes the metal even smoother.

    Enjoy!

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