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Good tapping strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by AcousticBass, Jun 4, 2005.


  1. AcousticBass

    AcousticBass

    May 28, 2005
    what are some good string for the tapping technique?
     
  2. I would say... piccolo but thats just me
     
  3. Light gauge is always good as lighter strings tend to feel looser and easier to hammer. I'd say stainless steels are a good choice due to their high-end.
     
  4. Halftooth

    Halftooth Supporting Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Tri-Valley, NorCal
    Zon Ultrasonic Lights are the best that I've played for tap.
     
  5. I've learned how to tap really fast on ultra heavy strings...lol
     
  6. I like to tap on my TI Jazz Flats. Maybe that's a little weird, though. Lower tension is definitely the way to go for tapping, I think, though it's certainly not out of the question with heavy strings either. It takes practice either way.
     
  7. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    I prefer steels, taperwounds especially. Medium or Medium-light gauges.
     
  8. lyle

    lyle Guest

    Jan 10, 2004
    Vernon, B.C. Canada
    lights are good, I like elixirs
     
  9. Joe P

    Joe P

    Jul 15, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    I just switched to T.I. Jazz flats; Though I'm a beginning tapper, I noticed right away that my most difficult stuff was instantly easier.

    Joe
     
  10. smalltownriots

    smalltownriots

    Jun 9, 2005
    England
    Ernie Ball extra Slinky pulling off the lighter strings is perfect for tapping