Tapewound VS Frets

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MasterBlaster, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. Can tapewounds survive on a fretted bass?
  2. PWRL


    Sep 15, 2006
    In my experience they can. I suppose eventually they might come apart, but I reckon it depends on the brand and I only have used D'Addario tapes.
  3. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

    Yes they work very well
  4. Outstanding! I love then on my cheap fretless...
  5. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

    My favorite are LaBella white tapes
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  6. Rezdog

    Rezdog Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    T.Rez, Canada/Motown
    Greetings from the North,

    I've had a fresh set of LaBella Black Tapes on my fretted Reverend Brad Houser 5 for the past 6 years with no problems and they're still sounding great.

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  7. RSBBass


    Jun 11, 2011
    Yes I have had a set on one of my basses for a few years. It doesn't see a lot of use but it does get some. There has been no sign of any problems.
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  8. project_c


    May 8, 2008
    London, UK
    100% fine with frets, but i've had the tape come apart on a string-thru at the bridge where the strings bend round. Not the fault of the bass or the strings, I think it happened because that part was rubbing against the gig-bag i use, so just something to be aware of.

    ps i have XL tapes on 3 basses which i play regularly and they're all fine
  9. Do they make a 145 B tape?
  10. /\/\3phist0

    /\/\3phist0 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) mmm Woody! Supporting Member

    Not that I know of... @SLaPiNFuNK
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