mixing tapers w/non-tapers?

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

  1. Metal Mitch

    Metal Mitch

    Jul 14, 2003
    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


    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.