Warwick Streamer LX 5 string basses need tapered strings?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Catalin, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. Warwick Streamer LX 5 string basses need tapered strings?
  2. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    You'll only run into a problem with the B. I used to use untapered DR .125s and switched to .120s recently, both of which require me to kind of wedge them in the slot with a screwdriver.

    So the answer is 'no,' but that you'll need to do some wedging. Anything higher than a .125 and I'd be shocked if it would fit, even with wedging.
  3. Toasted


    May 26, 2003
    Leeds, UK
    I'm using a set of Elixirs with a tapered .130 string and standard other strings on my Streamer Stage I.
  4. Z-Bass

    Z-Bass Supporting Member

    Apr 22, 2004
    Pittsburgh, PA
    DR makes a 5-string set with a taper wound B-string, that's what I'm using on my Streamer LX 5 string. Great sounding strings in my opinion.
  5. I ordered a set o Daddario EXL B-135
  6. Either do this yourself, or bring it to a pro if you're not confident.

    Just file the tailpeice a hair wider on both sides of the string. NOT TOO MUCH THOUGH!!

    This is what I had done on my thumb5 and streamer stII.
  7. Are Daddario strings tapered? especially B string?
  8. The prism's were, but then they replaced them with the newer prosteel's, and no there is no taper. Bummer too, I really liked the prisms.

    I believe Sadowsky stings have a taped B, and Lakland strings as well.
  9. mothmonsterman


    Feb 8, 2006
    dr makes tappered strings that makes my warwick happy, but i am thinking about taking a rat tail file to it.