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mixing tapers w/non-tapers?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Metal Mitch, Jan 2, 2004.


  1. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
    NJ
    Do you guys mix a tapered B w/non-tapered?

    I just got my first string-thru-body axe and broke the core winding of a non-tapered B immediately. Instead of just getting a tapered B, figured I'd ask around and see whether it's better to get a whole tapered set, or just use a tapered B. Opinions? What are the pros and cons of mixing them?
     
  2. tappel

    tappel

    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    It happens all the time. Lots of string makers pre-package 5 or 6 strings sets with just tapered B's. D'Addario (Prisms and Slowounds) does it and La Bella too, among others.

    Tom