i recently played a fender jazz V and i was wondering about the srtings. a few m illimetres after the break point on the bridge the srtings went from being very thin (like at the headstock of the bass) to being normal thickness. is this what a taperd string is? who makes these? also do they effect the sound of the string? i would think they would but really have no idea.... thanks for any help! EDIT: do they feel or play any differently than normal strings?