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Untapered flatwound B strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by chilliwilli, Sep 6, 2008.

  1. chilliwilli


    Aug 17, 2005
    Anyone know of any?

    It seems just about every flatwound B string is tapered. I hate tapered strings in general.

    I'm thinking that DR's Hibeam flats might be untapered seeing as none of DRs roundwound B strings are tapered.
  2. Almost every flatwound B I've seen is non-tapered. The only tapered flats I've seen at all are the Sadowsky ones.
  3. chilliwilli


    Aug 17, 2005
    so can you tell me which brand flats are not tapered then?

    labella, sadowsky, and others ive tried were all tapered
  4. Maybe I'm crazy, but I think LaBella and Sadowskys are the only ones making a tapered flatwound B. Someone else should be able to give you a better answer though...
  5. chilliwilli


    Aug 17, 2005
    ok thanks ill wait for a sure answer.
  6. DavePlaysBass

    DavePlaysBass Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2004
    TI and Chromes.
  7. chilliwilli


    Aug 17, 2005
    Thank you

    anyone else no of any others?
  8. I also would love to know the answer to this one. My Jack Casady strung B-E-A-D has a terrible time with the tapered B string (makes a chorusy sound as it seems to light up every harmonic up the frets),
  9. tappel


    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Also DR and Ernie Ball.... just off the top of my head.
  10. CapnSev


    Aug 19, 2006
    Coeur d'Alene
    LaBella and Sadowsky are the only tapered Bs out there that I know of. (both are made by LaBella ironically)
  11. Carvin probable tapered as well then.
    Not sure about their flats but their rounds are made by LaBella.
    damn kids and their tapered B strings

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