taper wound / full wound?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by spector_red, Sep 21, 2002.

  1. Hello,

    At the risk of sounding stupid, what is a the difference between taper wound strings and full wound strings?
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    welcome to TB :)

    ...vs 1,000 words :p --


    "Convential" ? (I think they meant Conventional) == Fullwound
  3. neptoon


    Jul 25, 2000
    summerville, sc
    taper wounds allow for better intonation
  4. Thats cool. thank you.
    I suppose the differences dont really amount to much sonic wise.

    The reason why I initially asked about taper/full wound was because I broke the D string on my new bass - and replaced it with another from a spare set. The strings that came on the guitar are different around the tuning posts compared to the rest of the length of the string.
    (if that makes sense). I thought maybe this is what was "tapered".

    With the spare string, the winds go all the way up the entire length of the string - including the bit that goes around the tuning post. Does this matter?
  5. Oh. Okay, so they do make a sonic difference. Neptoon, your post just beat mine in. Cheers.