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Tapercore strings for 5 string who`s the best

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by smithplyr, Aug 5, 2012.


  1. Looking for another good maker of a 5 string Taper core string other than Smith Taper core!,I`ve been using Smith string it`s time for something better and ideas would be helpful!
     
  2. I use a DR tapercore 130 for my Lakland 55 94. I have to special order them but they are worth it.
     
  3. J-O

    J-O

    Jun 27, 2010
    Labella steels, which are the old hard rockin' steels. Their .128 taper core B string is the best B string I have ever played.
     
  4. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Those DR shouldn't need to be special ordered.

    Keep in mind depending on the instrument DR tapered strings may not work.

    Do you want all tapered strings or Judy a tapered B?? Since you mentioned the Smiths I assume all tapered strings?

    Only a couple manufactures make tapered sets. Many with retiree B strings though.
     
  5. The Smith strings are Tapered on the B,E&A, and are Nickle,Im looking for a set with same as the Smith but different maker,I have a MTD 535,Being you know strings Slapinfunk can you give me another good set that I could use,SS or Nickle!
     
  6. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    The available strings that are "tapered" BEA would be...

    GHS Rene Martinez Taper Core - Nickel Iron Alloy

    Dean Markley SR2000 Taper Core -.Stainless Steel

    SIT Taper Wound - Nickel Plated Steel

    Ken Smith Custom Balanced Taper Core - Stainless Steel

    Ken Smith Burners - Taper Core Version Available - Nickel Plated Steel

    DR Long Necks - Stainless Steel but taper length is about half an inch longer than the above meant for thru-body instruments.




    Exposed Core / Exposed Core with fine wrap wire around core:

    GHS Contact Core Super Steels -.Stainless Steel

    Dean Markley Helix HD - elliptical wound NPS or SS available.

    La Bella Super Steps - Stainless Steel

    Rotosound PSD - adjustable core stainless

    SIT Power Core - Nickel plated steel
     

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