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Nylon bass strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Whafrodamus, Jan 30, 2005.


  1. Whafrodamus

    Whafrodamus

    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Are there any in existance?
     
  2. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    Sure. http://www.juststrings.com/fnd-7120.htmlI've used those a bunch of times and they sound pretty good. Punchy, clear and fun to play. You can bend them and stuff. I have them now on my fretless Dano.
     
  3. Lockout

    Lockout

    Dec 24, 2002
    Illinois
    La Bella makes some great Nylon tapewounds, too. I have a set on my fretless and I love 'em.

    If you want to buy a set, be sure to get them from Carvin's website. For some reason Carvin sells the La Bella tapewounds for at least $20 less than the other online dealers I've seen that sell them.

    They also sell a 5-string version, if that's what you're looking for.
     
  4. Stupid question- do these work w/magnetic pickups? Also, do you know if they make low B & high C strings?
     
  5. I have Thomastik-Infeld Acousticore strings on my Hanewinckel 6-string semi-hollow piezo midi bass.

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    I have a couple of audio clips here:

    http://www.unpronounceable.com/solobass/

    These strings will not work with magnetics. That's why there are no magnetics on this bass. It was designed to use these strings.

    - Dave
     
  6. bluemonk

    bluemonk

    Dec 17, 2002
    Michigan
    The Fenders are tapewound metal strings. I find them rather plasticy feeling. I prefer the Labella tapewounds, which feel more silky and sound great.

    Dave: great bass solos!