Taperwound flats for string-through bridges?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by fourstringbliss, Aug 17, 2005.

  1. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I have an MIA Fender Jazz with a string-through bridge, so I need strings that have a tapercore E, and preferrably also a tapercore A string. Any suggestions?
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    Are you wanting tapercores because you like them better, or because you're afraid non-tapercore strings will break quicker on a thru-body bridge? Because they won't. Non-tapercore E and A strings work just fine. The angle of bending isn't nearly as severe as you would think.

    But if you just like tapers, pretty much every company makes them in a set.
  3. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I was just under the impression that since the bass came with tapercore strings that I needed tapercore strings on there. I don't have tapercores on there now, but that's because I didn't have any. I'm glad to hear that I can put regular strings on there.
  4. jhfva


    May 2, 2004
    Roanoke, VA
    I have a 5 string Zone and I've been using the DR Black Beauties taperwound (DR BKBT-50) plus a 130TW B string from Bass Guitar Stings.com.

    I've also used Smith Strings Taper Core Custom Balanced Round Wounds (KS TCRM-5) whilch I liked, too.

    Both have held up very well.

    I like a low action so the taperwound keeps me lower.

    I've never broken a non taperwound string going through the body, but I just don't like how high they end up even if you adjust the saddle the way down. (Hope I got the terms right.)
  5. Thurisarz


    Aug 20, 2004
    Is there something like taperwound flats?