Most "Interesting" Nylon/Tapewound strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by HazyMan, Oct 16, 2018.

  1. HazyMan

    HazyMan

    Feb 21, 2018
    I'm a metal bassist and my current favourite strings are Elixir coated strings. However, i want to experiment with other strings, especially considering that i'm really interested in some sort of metal-jazz fusion stuff (death's "human" and "individual thought patterns" albums for example, despite the fact that my bass is fretted and NOT fretless) so i'd like to give them a try. However, there are many tapes. Regular tapes that come in different brands, la bella's white tapes, gold white tapes and copper white tapes. Which ones are the most interesting? Or atleast the least mellow sounding?
     
  2. GIBrat51

    GIBrat51 Innocent as the day is long Suspended Supporting Member

    I would say that tape wound strings run from La Bella White Tapes (brightest) to Rotosound Tru Bass 88 Tapes (the darkest). All the others are somewhere in between. I prefer the Roto 88s, myself. However, there's a Tapewound Club here which might give you some useful guidance. And, while I don't like to tell people to use the "Search" function, you're asking a question that's been asked more than once. Doing some "Search"ing might be more help than I can give you...:thumbsup:
     
  3. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    GHS black nylon tapewounds.
    I've tried all plenty of tapewounds but none of them can touch these things.
    Of course, GHS discontinued them over a year ago!
    I put a set on my L2000 when I bought it last September and would've bought every set I could get my hands on had I known they were going to be discontinued.
    Took me a year to find another set, from Prussia Valley Dulcimer, of all places.
    Last set they had!
    Supposedly they've just been reissued (saw this in a recent thread) but I've yet to see them on any site.
     
  4. Black Nylon Tapewound
     
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  5. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    Thanks.
    Saw some other info but not that link.
     
  6. HazyMan

    HazyMan

    Feb 21, 2018
    I searched and didn't find much. Thats why i made this thread
     
  7. HazyMan

    HazyMan

    Feb 21, 2018
    also, when you're saying that the white tapes are the brightest, do you mean the regular white tapes or also the gold/copper white tapes?
     
  8. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    From the LaBella website:
    The Gold White Nylon Tape Wound bass strings are the latest addition to our popular tape wound lineup! Constructed with Golden Alloy (80/20 brass) underlays, these strings are brighter in tone compared to the Copper White Nylon Tape Wounds, and also have dramatically increased attack and sustain.

    I have to agree, even though plenty of people still say the copper white strings are brighter.
     
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  9. HazyMan

    HazyMan

    Feb 21, 2018
    Thanks. Definitely going to get Gold White tapes then.
     
  10. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
    I have a set of copper white nylon on my fretless pbass. Compare to GHS PW 7200ML I put on same bass, tone is pretty similar but more sing and alive. E string has better focus sound.
     
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