Gold tapes vs Cobalt Flats or What's the brightest non-round around,

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Antisyzygy, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Marial

    Marial weapons-grade plum

    Apr 8, 2011
    I'm currently having one of my Mustang PJs defretted. I'm going to put TI Jazz flats on it. I *think* they'll get where I want, but we'll see.
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  2. Antisyzygy


    Dec 8, 2014
    I'll probably buy a second one and do that eventually. Shorties are kinda my new thing as well. I'm only keeping my long scales because one has been a longstanding favorite, and the other is my only fretless.

    Also I hear you on the cobalts. I wish they made them for short scales.

    At the moment I'm putting together a fretted active P shortscale with piezo with the goal of having a modern workhorse. My Mustang PJ I'll use as a passive backup.
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  3. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    Personally, I find the D'Addario tapes to be the brightest of the tapewounds followed VERY closely by the White Tapes.
  4. 4StringTheorist

    4StringTheorist Supporting Member

    Are the white golds and white coppers still appropriate for use with an electric instrument with magnetic pickups? The La Bella site wasn't too clear about exactly how much of the coppers is composed of bronze (and therefore magnetically inert)
  5. mngnt


    Aug 9, 2015
    Alberta, Canada
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  6. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    I use LaBella's white nylon coppers and I don't thing they're flatwounds under the tape. They look more like they're rounds to ne.
  7. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Yes. They're just plated wrapping wire with a steel core underneath it all. All three versions work fine with standard magnetic pickups.
    Last edited: Aug 27, 2017
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