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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by James Hart, Jun 26, 2009.
Wow those are some big-*** strings.
Oh ok i was looking at a LOW set.
How long is the taper - ball to full diameter?
That's unfortunate. My ball to bridge distance is less than 1". I really wanted to try these out.
You lost me - do you want full thickness across the saddle?
Oh! It's a different company. I was thinking "jeez, you can buy anything at the gas station now!"
My first impression was these strings were made on a dude ranch, or heavily marketed to country players... On a more serious note, I may have to check these out a little closer...
Yes, i do. Sorry for being unclear. My DR strings are full thickness across the saddle, and i haven't suffered from any of the problems that tapers are purported to cure.
Of course, i most probably would try one K set just to check it out.
these strings are a godsend for what i want to do to my cort (5 string tuned to Low F, B etc..) i will be placing an order soon!
Are you stringing below B0 on 34"- or 35"-scale instruments? The larger diameter and more wraps you go, the more obvious it gets that some extra flexibility at the bridge witness point is desirable. That's what a well-designed taper can address.
I have to say though: all of the Circle K strings and not just the fatter ones for low pitches are killer strings. They give me what I like about both stainless steel and nickel-plated strings in one package. The upper-pitched part of the set seems to present the entire natural overtone series more evenly - no odd scoops right in an area I want more output, and very revealing of changes in hand technique.
Greenboy, i play a regularly tuned 6-er. BEADGC. I do believe that goes to B0. No problems with stiffness at the bridge... but then again i haven't tried any tapercore strings yet.
Knucklehead, above what gauge are the strings tapered?
Notice the word below in my post above? ; } ...When you get down to F#0 or G0 is when it becomes for many players a desirable tradeoff to have taper.
Well, actually, even though you like full wrap over the bridge on B, a lot of players go for tapered there too, for the same reason. I'd presume so anyway, since almost every manufacturer/provider of bass strings makes tapered B.
Hey that's great for a top-loading bridge if you want it to taper off on the playing side My basses are just about exactly 1" from the inside edge of the ball to the witness point.
On the set you mentioned (.135 .105 .080 .065 .045) do the tapered stings just include E & B or more?
Do they wind down with decreasingly graduated windings all the way to the ball or a very sharp decrease to exposed core?
The taper is apparent on the .110 at the bridge. All strings thicker than .085 taper at the headstock.
The .105 isn't tapered on my bass. Where the string is tapered at the ball end there is a single outer wrap around the core at the witness point. These are three wrap strings so the taper appears to 'step'.
This is all I could think of when I saw the title of the thread.
Now if I can just get Keanu a set..... the plan will have come together.