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Favorite Taperwound or Exposed Core Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by rsautrey, Jul 14, 2002.


  1. Dean Markley SR2000

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Labella Super Steps

    3 vote(s)
    37.5%
  3. Rotosound RS99 PSD (Formerly Superwound)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Ken Smith Taper Core

    2 vote(s)
    25.0%
  5. GHS Contact Core Super Steels

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  6. Any Other

    1 vote(s)
    12.5%
  1. rsautrey

    rsautrey Banned

    Jul 27, 2000
    Tell me which ones on the list you have experience with and why you did or didn't like them.
     
  2. GHS Progressives are taper wound on both low B and low E. Perfect for Fender RB5 saddles which are designed for tape wound on both low strings.

    The Progressives are bright, pure nickel (alloy 52) round wounds. I was running them on my RB5, but I was focused on getting a P tone, so I replaced them with TI Jazz Flats. To be fair, I've not given them a thorough trial as rounds on a J bass.

    The Progressives intonate very well on both the B and E strings.
     
  3. I've only tried the SR-2000 but I'm very impressed with their tone.

    I see in your profile that you use DR Fat beam, if you've tried the Hi-Beam here what what I think of the SR-2000 compare to Hi-Beams:

    SR-2000 are much deeper sounding with very good clarity. They intonate better on E and A then the Hi-Beam for me. The tone is fuller with a lot of punch (way more punch than the Hi-Beam to me).