Many 5-string bass players prefer a tapered end for the low B string. This allows the heavier gauge low B string to be positioned on the bridge more evenly with the other 4 strings. The taper can also improve the clarity of the fundamental tone, which improves intonation.
Articles in this section
- What are the best strings to use?
- Where can I find information on scale length, tension, string taper, and other specs?
- Why does the ball end side of the low B string for my bass have a taper?
- I’m experiencing premature string breakage. Who should I contact?
- Can D'Addario create custom strings for me?
- What happened to String Tension Pro?