Originally Posted by Clearwave
The 1st time I've spend $40 on strings in 25 years and the 1st broken string in 25 years.
it never made it up to pitch.
You should have purchased La Bella Flats made specifically for Thru-Body instruments.
Generally people who sell those strings have a disclaimer that they should not be strung thru-body.
Did you let La Bella know about this so they are sending you a Thru-Body specific string? If not you are going to have the same problem.
Some specialty resellers have Thru-Body La Bella string sets available...