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tapered strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Trauma Boy, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. Trauma Boy

    Trauma Boy

    Apr 22, 2009
    cleveland ohio
    I keep on hearing about tapered strings but still have no idea what they are? whats the difference in them compared to others??
  2. Instead of the whole thickness of winding going over the bridge saddle, tapereds will have an 'unwound' portion; just the core with none of the outer windings. (I could easily be off on the finer details, but that gives the idea.)

    They are supposed to give improved intonation.
  3. basmartin


    Aug 6, 2007
    DonĀ“t mix up taperwound strings with tapewounds.

    Tapewounded strings are wraped with nylon. Sound similar to flatwound strings but they have looser tension.
  4. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Sometimes, tapered strings leave the tapered end going over the bridge saddles. Not my idea of a good time. Only ever tried the DR's, and I'm not a fan.
  5. Trauma Boy

    Trauma Boy

    Apr 22, 2009
    cleveland ohio
    thank you!!

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