Good tapping strings?

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

  1. 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
  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


    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.

  10. smalltownriots


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