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Tapewounds quality question

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Gorn, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Are $45 Labella tapewounds much better than $25 D'Addario tapewounds? Thinking about switching from regular flats to tapewounds on my Epi Allen Woody. Thoughts/experiences?
  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
  3. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Hmmm....says roundwounds in the picture and the discription calls them acoustic black tapewound strings??
  4. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Yes, get the Carvin tapes. They are repackaged La Bellas.

    I guess it depends on what you mean by "better". The La Bellas are smoother feeling and have a heavier gauge, and are warmer sounding. Almost luxurious.

    The D'Addarios are brighter by a little.

    Both are very nice strings.
  5. .BumeStik.


    Jul 15, 2012
    Gilbert, AZ
    I have tried 2 sets of D'addario's now. One on a fretless, one on a fretted. Now, this was my first experience with Tapes, but I couldn't be happier with the feel of them and the Tone they produce. :)

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