Fret Noise EQing

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Re: Fret Noise EQing

Postby ghiadub » Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:55 pm

I recommend LaBella black tape flats. Then, if you do get fret noise, it gets that fretless mwah.
I have a bass with a wonky neck, but with these strings, it sounds kinda cool.
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Re: Fret Noise EQing

Postby harleyyy » Sat Mar 08, 2014 12:20 pm

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Re: Fret Noise EQing

Postby jim.i » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:04 pm

Also, LaBella just introduced "white nylon" tapes. They are actually clear, not white at all. And, they are somehow brighter and smoother-feeling than the black nylon. They come in two different gauges. And i just found out they have a newer version called "Copper White Nylon" - not sure how they differ yet. I've got the standard White Nylon on my P-style fretted bass and love them. Brighter, more definition than flats, supple, feel great and NO finger/fret noise.

EDIT: the "Copper White Nylon" are copper strings (duh). The standard White Nylon are stainless steel. Don't know what difference that makes in sound or feel.

ghiadub wrote:I recommend LaBella black tape flats. Then, if you do get fret noise, it gets that fretless mwah.
I have a bass with a wonky neck, but with these strings, it sounds kinda cool.
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Re: Fret Noise EQing

Postby Golem » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:12 pm

jim.i wrote:..................................
EDIT:
the "Copper White Nylon" are copper strings (duh). The
standard White Nylon are stainless steel. Don't know what
difference that makes in sound or feel.



If they are really copper, not copper plated steel, then they
won't play to magnetic PUs. Maybe they are copper windings
over steel cores ? I doubt copper has the tensile strength to
serve as a core wire. Copper wound over steel is prolly like a
mellowed out version of brass-wound "acoustic" strings. But
who has ever heard "acoustic" strings played to mag PUs ?
Such strings are generally used only on piezo equipped axen.

Clearly [pun NOT intended, reeeeally truly CMHAHTD] there
is a set of Copper Whites with my name on it at a local shop !

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Re: Fret Noise EQing

Postby jim.i » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:26 pm

I'll look forward to your report! From the LaBella website:


"As the innovators of the Black and White Nylon Tape Wound bass set, La Bella introduces the Copper White Nylon Tape Wound Series. Unlike the classic White Nylon Tape Wounds, the new Copper White Nylon Tape Wound strings are made with a transparent nylon wrapped over copper underlays. The result is a warmer and more supple tone, while still allowing players to effortlessly glide from note to note.

The Copper White Nylon Series is extremely versatile and can be used for electric, fretless and acoustic basses. If you’re looking for a set of bass strings that growl like a beast, this warmer alternative is for you!

-White Nylon Tape Wound on Copper Underlay
-Warmer, more supple tone vs. classic White Nylon Tape strings
-Light Tension
-String Gauges: .050, .065, .085, .105
-Made in the USA
-Packaged using MAP Technology (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) to prevent tarnishing and ensure freshness"
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Re: Fret Noise EQing

Postby Mr. Mom » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:48 pm

Got some white nylons on the way.
I don't know and I don't care,
'Cause I don't wear Tonto's underwear.
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Re: Fret Noise EQing

Postby Golem » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:57 pm

Mr. Mom wrote:Got some white nylons on the way.


Don't forget matching heels and purse ....

But don't wear the outfit in public before
Easter Sunday or Memorial Day, depending
acoarst on your latitude.

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Re: Fret Noise EQing

Postby jim.i » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:04 pm

Nice [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
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Re: Fret Noise EQing

Postby Mr. Mom » Tue Mar 11, 2014 4:52 pm

Golem wrote:Don't forget matching heels and purse ....

But don't wear the outfit in public before
Easter Sunday or Memorial Day, depending
acoarst on your latitude.


G, you underestimate me. I'm waiting until Easter.
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'Cause I don't wear Tonto's underwear.
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Re: Fret Noise EQing

Postby jim.i » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:10 pm

Gaaak. The Easter Bunny conjures up a whole new visual...
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