Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings


Nylon tape wound bass strings are generally the smoothest, darkest, "thumpiest" strings out there, with a layer of nylon wrapped around the core. In most cases, the nylon is wrapped around a string that is already flatwound (smooth and dark,) and is a preferred string for players looking to emulate an old school upright bass sound. This is not to say it does not sound great in a variety of other contexts as well.

Fender makes a string that is nylon over roundwound, creating a smooth string that is brighter with a unique character. 

For more information, see the article About Nylon Tapewound Bass Strings

Nylon tape on flatwound

Rotosound Tru Bass

Rotosound Tru Bass


Tru Bass 88 are flatwounds made with black nylon and a hex core. There is a good chance you have heard them on: Abbey Road from The Beatles, Transformer (Lou Reed), or a Town Called Malice (The Jam)


Fender Nylon Tapewound

Fender Nylon Tapewound

Nylon Tapewounds from Fender with a hex core.

LaBella Deep Talkin Bass - L-760N series of Deep Talkin Bass are black nylon flatwound

Nylon tape on roundwound

Fender Nylon Filament Roundwound - "Made for players that want a brighter tone than the Nylon Tapewound 9120s, but still want a string that is easy on the fingers"


D'Addario ETB92-5 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings 50-135 5 string
 D'Addario ETB92-5 Nylon Tapewound Medium Gauge Bass Strings 50-135 5 string Price: $46.49
Rotosound RS885LD Black Nylon Flatwound 5 String Bass Guitar Strings (65-135)
Rotosound RS885LD Black Nylon Flatwound 5 String Bass Guitar Strings (65-135) Price: $44.37
D'Addario ETB92SL - SUPER LONG SCALE NYLON TAPEWOUND BASS STRINGS - 50-105
D'Addario ETB92SL - SUPER LONG SCALE NYLON TAPEWOUND BASS STRINGS - 50-105 Price: $42.98
La Bella Bass Strings Deep Talkin' Bass White Nylon Tape Wound Standard 060-115
La Bella Bass Strings Deep Talkin' Bass White Nylon Tape Wound Standard 060-115 Price: $42.41
Rotosound RS88LD Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Guitar Strings (65 75 100 115)
Rotosound RS88LD Black Nylon Flatwound Bass Guitar Strings (65 75 100 115) Price: $37.43




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Be sure to check out the Bass String guide if you are unsure about the material, guage (the numbers you see like .105 .45 etc,) or scale length.**

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