LA BELLA BLACKS QUESTION

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by lefty5, Nov 22, 2012.


  1. lefty5

    lefty5

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    ARE LA BELLA BLACKS FOR 3/4 UPRIGHT #7710 LOOP END OR BALL END STRINGS ?:confused:


    THANKS
    TERRY M
  2. KUNGfuSHERIFF

    KUNGfuSHERIFF

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    I believe they have ball ends, but I've only played them for a few minutes on a Kay in a shop.
  3. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

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    Why does it matter?
  4. lefty5

    lefty5

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    cause i prefer ball ends to loop ends,,, does that matter?
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  6. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

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    Different folks have different tailpieces, or like to string the loops up for less downforce or down for more downforce over the bridge. I never thought about it, either, playing steel strings.

    I am surprised: to try to help, I just got done with a 10-minute surf of the LaBella website and some of the better known vendors. Nobody talks about the string end construction, just the general construction and tonal impressions.

    Sorry I couldn't help.
  7. eub_player

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    Ball end.

    Only a very few brand of (non-gut) bass strings can have the ball removed to be mounted in loop fashion. (Jargars and Innovations come to mind)
  8. johninmemphis

    johninmemphis Supporting Member

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    Ball end. Looking at a set I don't use any more.
  9. lefty5

    lefty5

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    i found a picture on la bellas website and correct,, they are ball end,, my wife is wanting a set for christmas and the best price i found was 148.00 at bob gollihurs.
    thanks guys.


    terry m
  10. johninmemphis

    johninmemphis Supporting Member

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    PM me - you can have my set real cheap and they were not used all that long
  11. JC Pat

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  12. lefty5

    lefty5

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    i think she is gonna like these john,, they definitely are easier on her fingers,, and they are pretty punchy too,, great tone on the D and E strings and the G just pops.



    terry m

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