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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by reptocarl, Oct 27, 2018.
what are they for? How do they sound?
What do you think they're for?
For an electric bass obviously but I meant what style music do the suit
You mean Fender 9120 Tapewound? 8250s are nickel-plated steel.
EDIT: Sorry, I misread the title. You're actually talking about the 8250 nickel-plated-steel with the TAPERWOUND E string.
Yes a taperwound E and B. What is a taperwound string?
Taperwound E string is designed for thru-body installation and the tapered portion is supposed to go over the saddle instead of the main part of the .110 E string. Otherwise, they are nickel-plated steel rounds on a round core and not necessarily for any specific style of music.
Here's a pic that shows tapered B and E:
Oh ok. Thank you very much
I think it’s very unkind to the tapirs.
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Do they make a tapirwound fiver?
Yes. They are round cores and nickle plated steel. I have used them in the past and are not bad strings, but preferred regular wounds.
Bought a set a few weeks ago and on the package it says hex core.
They are good strings. Nothing special but very solid. Similar to D'Addario Nickels. The .110 E is a good match for the rest of the set.
I haven't used them since they started making them in the U.S. Evidently they changed some specs during that time.
Where on the package does it actually say "hex core"? Are you talking about the new white packaging or the old black/red one?
The new white one.
Just curious because the old black/red package didn't say either round core or hex core anywhere. Haven't had a chance to look at the back side of the new white packaging, though. Would you be able to post a pic of where it actually says "hex core"?
IMO, worst idea since "New Coke". Had a 5 string Jazz Bass with Taperwound strings and had it set up to use them...per the spec. Kept...breaking...the...B...string. Every, single, time...right at the Taperwound area at the bridge. Couldn't buy just ONE Taperwound B string, so each time I was buying an entire set...I was furious! Called a Fender rep to complain, he basically said "Sorry dude, you're SOL, thats the new design" Traded it on my 1st G&L L-2000, best decision I ever made.
Sure. There you go.
IMG_20181101_123009 by BigBenH18 posted Nov 1, 2018 at 4:02 PM
Ah ha... there it is!
If D'Addario decided to switch to a hex core for the Fender 8250s, then that's a game changer as the round core was their main feature. Or, could it be a simple error on the package?
I was surprised too, since the reason buying them was me thinking they're round core. But they weren't terribly stiff for hex core in these gauges. I might buy them in the future again since they're reasonably priced and sound fine. I like them more than D'Addario EXL although I know D'Addario makes them.