Tapered strings: How much should stick out?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by IsleyBros, Sep 9, 2017.

  1. IsleyBros

    IsleyBros

    Jun 10, 2016
    How much of the tapered part should be sticking out past the saddle? As little as possible?
    I just installed a tapered low B and added a bunch of washers so the tapered portion won't stick out more than 2-3mm past the saddle.

    Any thoughts?

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  2. ixlramp

    ixlramp Guest

    Jan 25, 2005
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  3. IsleyBros

    IsleyBros

    Jun 10, 2016
  4. IsleyBros

    IsleyBros

    Jun 10, 2016
    I restrung and got about 7mm now but i don't really notice any difference in tone or feel compared to 2-3mm