Originally Posted by SLaPiNFuNK
La Bella makes a stainless steel Quarter Round where only 1/4 of the string is shaved off.
Alloy 52 (Nickel / Iron Alloy) is in the middle between Stainless and Nickel Plated Steel as far as tone.
Thanks for getting back to me on the La Bella QRs.
They pique my interest because they are a true ground type, with a SS wrap for brightness.
For the fretless I want a ground wound that is brighter than the DA Half-Rounds and has a decent string life.
If La Bella has a decent life span similar to Lo-Riders, I will be ordering for certain.
Early string death is the reputation I've seen for Rotosound, so I'm not at all interested in their 55 Solo Bass SS pressure-wound.
I've played GHS Progressives with Alloy 52 over many years.
My ear was never particularly critical, but they felt good enough and seemed to hold up.