just tried La Bella RX Stainless Steels

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  1. rob_thebassman

    rob_thebassman

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    these beauties arrived today (45, 65, 85, 105), got them put on my bass collection jazz bass, and I tell ya, some of the best roundwounds I've ever tried! really flexible at that gauge, something I've never experienced! Not too zingy when you put them on either.

    La Bella just need to make a flatwound set of these so I can pop em on my p bass :D
     
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    Trust me, they already make phenomenal flatwounds. Look up the Deep Talkin' Bass 760 series of strings.
     
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    Glad you like the rx. What are you comparing them to in terms of tension? They are hex core right? Are they smooth or rough for a steel? Are they best for metal? (aka aggressive like rotos at all)?
    In regards to flexible flats, I'm excited about the new string release by an as yet undetermined manufacturer alluded to by Jason a couple weeks ago. He's such a tease!
     
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    Wasn't a fan. Didn't have the tone I was looking for on my fretless. Flexsteels are nice, but still think I prefer DR / Fodera.
     
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    I know, I use 760 FL on my p bass.. by what I said I meant have flatwound RX's, for the flexibility
     
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    they're 45, 65, 85, 105 gauge and are very flexible, not very good with tension but they don't feel as stffl compared to rotos I had on at same gauge. think so. they feel just right :). I personally think any string can be used for metal, whether its a deep tone or bright tone.
     
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    each to their own I suppose mate :)
     
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    That's what makes this place go 'round :D
     
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    thinking of treating my 5 string musicman SUB to a 5 string set :)
     
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    defo mate
     
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    As a DR / Fodera fan myself, I'm interested in your take on the tonal qualities.
     
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    Now you guys have me itching to try LaBella stainless rounds. I currently have the only two sets of LaBella strings I've ever had on two of my basses- Deep Talkin' flats on my P-bass, and the black Nylon Tapewounds on my acoustic/electric bass. I love them both. I instantly felt/heard what all the buzz is about LaBella flats on a P-bass when I first played them. I'm always willing to try new strings!
     
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    La Bella are just a great make
     

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