Is thin winding at the bridge bad?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by BassBit, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. BassBit

    BassBit Guest

    Jun 5, 2019
    hello everyone. Long-time lurker here. Under normal circumstances I just read all your conversations here or use the search for problem solving, but today I came across a, for me, very new problem.

    Today my first ever package of flatwounds (LaBella 760FS-B Deep Talkin')
    were delivered and beforehand I precisely looked up the measurements of the flatwounds, and for safety I measured my bass (Yamaha TRB1005J) also, because I knew it would a be a close fit at the nut before the winding gets thinner.
    BUT I knew not that at the other end, at the bridge, the winding would be also thinner for a long stretch. So here is the situation:

    20190605_165913.jpg At the nut, it fits, BUT
    20190605_165836.jpg at the bridge it does not fit?

    Is this bad? Would there be any harm on the long run if the thinner stretch lies upon the bridge? For now, I put on the old roundwound B-string again while I'm waiting for your advice.

    I hope this thread doesn't exist already, and if so: sorry! And thank you in advance!
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains:
    That is a la bella tapered string. That is how it is supposed to be.
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  3. bass40hz

    bass40hz Cigar smoker, scotch drinker, American Patriot Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2014
    Richlands, NC
    You are fine, its a tapered sting.
    Rock on.
  4. BassBit

    BassBit Guest

    Jun 5, 2019
    Thank you very much.
  5. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    FYI, some users prefer tapered low-B string than the regular one as thinner wound on the bridge saddle helps such thick string vibrates with more sustain and some even claimed it gets clearer voicing. There are also others who prefer to have their low-E string (and even the A string) tapered too.

    Some basses do come with taperwound strings by default.
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