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Do tapered flats exist? In a 5-string set? 35" scale?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by surf_slave, Dec 2, 2001.


  1. Hi.

    I guess the title basically sums it up. I have a bridge (Zon Fretless Lightwave) that requires a tapered B string, and I was thinking of trying the little beast out with flats. The bass is long scale (35") to make matters worse.

    Not that I don't like the tones I get now, but I'm always curious...

    I've searched around, and I couldn't find a long-scale, flatwound, tapered-B set. Anyone else know of a maker?
     
  2. ESP-LTD

    ESP-LTD

    Sep 9, 2001
    Idaho
    D'Addario makes a ground-roundwound set with a tapered B, but they're pretty bright compared to flats. I suspect LaBella would make you a set.