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Intermediate Member
Username: fmm

Post Number: 159
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 11:33 am:   Edit Post

I was digging through the bargin bin at a local music store over lunch and came across a set of Fender Nylon Tapewound strings (0.058 - 0.110) for $8.

Then at the bottom of the bin: a new set of D'Addario XL Reds (0.050 - 0.105). I used to buy these for my Kramer 12 sets at a time ($6 a set back then). I haven't seen these since what, 1986? 84?

Total expenditure $21 with tax.

The quandary: my Series I needs new strings. Do I start with one of these or the medium Alembic's on my workbench?
Senior Member
Username: dela217

Post Number: 685
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 1:02 pm:   Edit Post

Well I have never tried Tapewounds, so those are the ones I would go with.

Senior Member
Username: bsee

Post Number: 1211
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006 - 3:31 pm:   Edit Post

I was going to try tapewounds once, but they were only available in such fat sizes that I would have had to recut the bridge and nut. If your bass is set up for a .40 or .45 G, the .58 may have trouble fitting.

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