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Where to get Taper-Wound Sets

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by LedBelli Bass, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. LedBelli Bass

    LedBelli Bass Fine, Handmade Custom Bass Guitars

    Dec 25, 2008
    Pasco, WA
    Outside of LaBella Super-Steps and F-Bass' brand strings, is there anyone else making taper-wound string sets?
  2. bottomzone

    bottomzone Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2005
  3. stflbn


    May 10, 2007
    SIT makes several different brands of tapers. Taper core and even Power core with exposed core. Clear sounding low strings on them.
  4. funkometer

    funkometer Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Birmingham AL
    mmmm taper core.
  5. Peredur


    Jul 7, 2002
    Status Graphite make them.
  6. That's what I use too - SIT Powerwounds with a TW130 for B
  7. Fender do too. Damn nice strings!!!
  8. DavePlaysBass


    Mar 31, 2004
    I just ordered a set of Pedullas. I believe these are tapered at least thru the A string. I am hoping that these are the same as Hard Rockin' Steels with a tapered E. The non tapered E that Labella just switched to is not as clean sounding.
  9. 06141958


    Apr 9, 2009
    Is there a difference between tapered core and exposed core strings?
  10. DavePlaysBass


    Mar 31, 2004
    I just installed a set of 45-105-128 Pedullas on my RV5. They are tapered B thru D. I would swear these are Hard Rockin' Steels but with the tapers. They even have the same wrap color and consistency.

    They set up nicely on my RV5 and I really like the eveness in tone across the strings. Notes high on the neck fcoused. And this is the great Labella 128 Taper B that I have missed dearly. All in all definitely an improvement over the HRS set that only had a tapered B. We'll see how they last and do the jam session tonight.
  11. Yes, "taper core" means there is at least one layer of wrap wire where the string contacts the bridge. "Exposed core" means there is no wrap wire at that point, just the core wire.

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