Taperwound Strings - Hard to Find

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Xx: V L F :xX, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. Hey Guys! I am the proud owner of a 2004 Fender American Deluxe Jazz Bass. When I first got the bass, Fender USA put a taperwound string on the E string. After experimenting with many different sets of strings, I ended up back at the Fender 8250s with the taperwound E string. Do you guys know of any other taperwound sets? Even if all the strings are taperwound? I have found and tried these so far:

    Fender 8250 (Taper Low E)
    GHS Taper Core (Taper Low E)
    DR Long Necks (All Taper)
    Rotosound 99 PSD Bass (All Taper)
    Dean Markley SR2000 (?)

    Thanks for the help!
  2. ehque


    Jan 8, 2006
    Circle K strings seem to have a lot of buzz about them lately.
  3. Hoover

    Hoover Inactive

    Nov 2, 2007
    New York City
    Ken Smith Master Series stainless steel roundwounds are available with taper core E strings.
  4. http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=4511&cid=50

    These are decent strings at a good price. Both have a taperwound E. They are not the longest lasting in the world, but at their price you can buy several sets. A review can be found here:


    If nothing else, I'd stick with the Fenders for the time being.

  5. I've used La Bella Super Steps besides some of the ones above. All tapered, and very nice strings. Available in a reasonably wide range of gauges.
  6. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    SIT Strings has a couple different sets of Tapered strings
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