The B-string on my La Bella gold flats had the taper happening a good inch and a bit past the saddle. I thought that was weird, but La Bella assured me that this was normal. But when playing the B-string, I was getting a muddy sound. I was even hearing beats as if two competing pitches were being produced. I decided to tinker so that the taper was on the bridge side of the saddle (I removed the string, strung 11 nuts onto the string, as a spacer between the ball end and the bridge). Result? Clearer tone.
Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this with the La Bella gold flats, or any string where the taper happens on the business side of the saddle.
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