Originally Posted by rybass309
I purchased the La Bella 760s Through Body Length and the B and E strings snapped and unraveled at the tuner pegs. I think they were too long because I didn't have this problem with my 4 string jazz strung through the bridge with the same strings. Anyone out there have a suggestion? I just dumped $60 on this set and I don't want to go blind into another set and have the same problem. I like the 760s because they are not too stiff.
If they were new, perhaps contact LaBella and see what they say/do.
Originally Posted by tgriley62
. Just put Fender flats on my Peavey Foundation for $24 with free shipping and no tax & it sounds sweet. se
Those strings are apparently not available in 5 string sets....
As far a flats on one of my 5's, I have LaBellas, which are thumpy and sound great on a passive P. On 2 others I have Sadowsky light gauge. Love, love, love these strings. They have far lower tension than LaBellas, but similar thump to the LaBellas, but plenty of nice, glassy highs to be had as well. Both LaBellas and Sadowskys have Tapered B's.
On my fretless 5 I have Chromes. IMHO it's the best B string of the bunch (untapered), but they are much higher tension.