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The Best Stainless Steel Taperwound

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Rafterman, Nov 29, 2001.


  1. which brand offers the best in stainless steel taperwound strings?
     
  2. sorry for not being specific in my kind of sound...i'm looking for nice low end growl, kinda like a Gary Willis type tone...I have a 4 string bass.

    please don't direct me toward the Gary Willis signature strings.
     
  3. rsautrey

    rsautrey Banned

    Jul 27, 2000
    Raftreman, how about the Gary Willis signature set:D Sorry, I couldn't resist! Dean Markley SR2000 are good. I have always had trouble intonating taperwound sets. I can't get decent intonation past the 10th fret with taperwound sets. The tuner says the fretted note and harmonic matches (12th and 19th fret check) but to my ear they sound wrong. Non tapers Are perfect everytime. I know John Turner will tell you otherwise:p
     
  4. looks like i found just what i was looking for!!!

    SR2000!!!

    thanks man!
     
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    SR2000. Best tapered SS I have ever played.

    And rs, I will disagree with you about the intonation thing as well.:)
     
  6. so it's true that Taperwounds have better intonation?
     
  7. john b carvalho

    john b carvalho Supporting Member

    Oct 26, 2001
    Kaneohe,Hawaii
    Have you tried the La Bella Super Steps yet?I have been using them since about 94 and they give me the tone/sound that I prefer (round/piano).