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Tapewound literally has nylon tape wound around a normal string. It has a very different sound to metal strings, no clunk or fret noise, it’s a woody / thumpy tone with much less sustain that either flats or rounds. Perfect if you play jazz or anything that needs a dead / muted tone. They’re not for everyone, but I love them.

If you want to try them I’d recommend the D’Addario tapes, nice tension which is close to thin rounds and after they lose their initial crispy tone, they last until the end of time. 

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My 2 main go to basses have D’Addario tapes, I love them absolutely perfect for reggae 😀

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If you want a lighter gauge of tapewounds try to track down a set of Status who had 40 and 45s. The supplier went out of business - not sure if they've found somebody else to produce them for them.

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