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Nylon wrapped strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by D'yer Mak'er, Dec 29, 2004.

  1. I recently was on musiciansfriend.com and I came across some strings made by Fender, they are flatwound strings wrapped in nylon! They seem pretty neat, but I don't know how useful they can be. Apparently they get rid of the metallic sound and last for a very long time...anyone know anything about them? I'm thinking of trying them out but I want to be careful...also does anyone know if a set of 5 is available? The set I saw was 4 but I have a 5 string.

  2. 7flat5


    Nov 28, 2003
    Upstate NY
    LaBella, GHS, Rotosound, Fender...who have I missed?...make nylon tapewound strings. Do a search. They have been discussed at length. They all sound a little different from each other. I know LaBella make both a long and extra-long set for 5 string. Look for the extra-longs at Carvin's website for the best price.
  3. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    On my Carvin 5 string fretless and they totally woke this bass up. It had rounds on it previously and I just didn't care for them. The tapewound are great, super smooth on the fingers and fretboard and are dead silent when it comes to slidding. No finger noise.
  4. bluemonk


    Dec 17, 2002
    I like the LaBella tapewounds better than the Fender tapewounds. They sound a little warmer and feel much smoother.
  5. cods


    Sep 16, 2003
    wow! those would sound awesome as my c & f strings. i need something to smooth and fatten them up. do they make guitar strings like that?
  6. Thurisarz


    Aug 20, 2004
    F string? :eyebrow:
  7. cods


    Sep 16, 2003
  8. Thurisarz


    Aug 20, 2004
    Oh i see :)