Slide Top Tape Monel flatwound strings for electric guitar

MATERIAL

Monel flatwound

GAUGE

12 • 16 • 24w • 32w • 42w • 52w

TONE

WARM

OUTPUT

MEDIUM
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Top Tape Flatwound Electric Guitar | 12-52

Still the favourite for players of jazz, fusion, blues, and soul alike.

The smooth feel from Monel tape offers reduced finger noise yet still allows for an element of upper harmonics for a powerful and punchy tone.

Flat out success

We’ve been making Monel tapewound strings since the 1950s with artists such as Ike Isaacs and Terry Smith endorsing our flatwound strings.

The legacy continues with current jazz players such as Tom Ford switching on to the rich tones of Top Tapes.

As heard on

Ike Isaacs | I Like Ike

Georgie Fame | The Third Face of Fame

Brother Jack McDuff ‎| To Seek A New Home

Reuben James | So Cool

Poppy Ajudha | Stripped

British quality

Manufactured in the UK to precise tolerances and using only the finest materials, you can rely on Top Tape strings for consistent tone and performance in every packet.

Mighty Monel

Monel is an alloy of nickel and copper and brings to our strings the benefit of a strong tone and resistance to corrosion.

The build spec remains a close kept secret but the Monel 400 tape used in our Top Tape and Jazz Bass 77 strings brings out their true character over the much less costly flattened stainless steel.

Tension chart

note

Diameter

Tension

E

0.012″

22.89 lbs

B

0.016″

20.52 lbs

G

0.024″

28.65 lbs

D

0.032″

27.59 lbs

A

0.042″

26.43 lbs

E

0.052″

25.80 lbs

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