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How long to break in la bella flats?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by funkybass, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. funkybass

    funkybass

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    Anyone have a guesstimate on how many hours it takes to break in a set of la bella jamersons? Mine should be in tomorrow and my band is recording a live cd January 12, and I'd like to break them in ASAP.
  2. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    I have them on two basses and the reason I love labella Strings is they sound great right out of the package and the sound is consistent from start to finish. I will add that the Jameson's take some getting used to if you are coming from a lighter gauge.
  3. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    I have never had to break in LaBellas.
    Fender and Chromes take a while.

    Be sure to clean them off real good with some denatured alcohol on a rag before you install them.
    If you don't they play real slow and your fingers will turn black.
  4. funkybass

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    I use mediums usually. Hopefully they won't take long to get used to.
  5. bluesblaster

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    They just get better sounding with time.
  6. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    I put them on my P and gigged that night. Do it up!
  7. fourstringdrums

    fourstringdrums Decidedly Indecisive Supporting Member

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    I found my GHS Precision Flats to be exactly what I wanted out of the box. The Jamersons and every Labella flat I've had have taken a while to break in. Usually by the end of the week they've startled to settle down.
  8. Danno1985

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    I have LaBellas on my Jazz, and would also have to say they sounded/felt great out of the package. Put them on and start playing! I don't know if you'll notice a difference by January, but that's not necessarily a bad thing since they will sound great immediately!
  9. soulman969

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    I've never played a flat I had to "break" in either but at any rate any normal amount of playing would take of that business by January if they need it at all.
  10. Jawbone

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    I have Jamerson's on my P and mediums on my Jazz - bitch'n right out of the wrapper.
  11. bassboysam

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    I actually prefer their fresh out of the box tone than the broken in tone. too thumpy for me after about 2 months of light use.
  12. funkybass

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    Chromes, to me, take a while to reach the sweet spot.
  13. Danno1985

    Danno1985 Supporting Member

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    That, I will agree with, but LaBella's are a different animal.
  14. Swipter

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    Which ones do you clean? I just slapped the Fenders on.

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