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Taper wound and tension

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Funky Doctor, Oct 27, 2004.


  1. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Australia
    Ok I have a taper wound B string on my 6 string, and when I play the way I normally do I get this clacking of the b string against the frets. it happens to some extent on the e string aswell. This does not happen with my 4 string which is the same scale length and is strung with lighter guage strings. Anyone know what htis might be? Do taper wound strings have less tension than their non-taper wound cousins?
     
  2. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Scotland
    Using taper wound strings will have dropped the action a little. You should ideally set up the instrument whenever you change string types.
     
  3. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Australia
    Yeah did that. It's a quality instrument, just seems to lack B string tension with a .130 thick b string.
     
  4. dlloyd

    dlloyd zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Apr 21, 2004
    Scotland
    Maybe try a .135 then?
     
  5. Funky Doctor

    Funky Doctor

    Aug 28, 2003
    Australia
    Yeah I wouldn't mind but they are Elixirs and I have 2 more sets laying around. Kinda sucks. Oh well.