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Care of tapewounds.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by davrip, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. davrip


    Jun 30, 2012
    Hi all,

    Just wondering if tapewounds require anything special to keep
    them in best condition.

    I have always used rounds and flats and just made sure to
    have clean hands and wipe them down with a soft cloth after

    Anything I should know about nylon covered tapewounds?

    Thanks for any tips.
  2. jasper383


    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Keep sharp objects away from them, or they will unravel. :)

    They will last for years if you keep doing what you are doing.
  3. This thread got me thinking - does the use of picks/plectrums have any detrimental effect on the tape windings?
  4. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Certainly could. I've had tape wounds for last for years but I'm a fingers guy... Eventually they wear through from banging on the frets. Takes a long time though.
  5. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Canada, eh!
    I don't worry about tapewounds; they last forever! You could literally keep them on an instrument for 30 years! They don't require any special care in my experience.
  6. lmfreeman9

    lmfreeman9 Supporting Member

    Sep 1, 2007
    You will know they are gone if they won't stay in tune.

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