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problem with La Bella RX SS

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by rob_thebassman, Mar 23, 2014.


  1. rob_thebassman

    rob_thebassman

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    I got these strings (45 - 105) about a month before getting a cruz tools tech kit and properly set my jazz bass which them on. This kit gave instructions on how to do a basic set up, and now I keep getting alot of fret noise which is starting to do my head in. I also have it tuned to E flat. I've been looking into DR Hi Beams heavy gauge lately and like the sound of them, would these be a better choice for E flat tuning? Or are there better choices for Stainless steels for E flat?

    Any advice would be much obliged :)
     
  2. cabcreaser

    cabcreaser Supporting Member

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    You may need to compensate for the Eb tuning with your setup. I find a little added relief and raised action helps with down tuning by balancing the tension.

    Or try heavier gauge strings.
     
  3. rob_thebassman

    rob_thebassman

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    I've raised the bridge abit, the noise isn't as bad but I don't like high action. So I'm thinking of getting something with abit more tension or heavier gauge, been looking at dr lo riders for tension and heavy hi beams, I know the hi beams have a low tension but the gauge should make it abit better for my setting.

    I have the exact same setting on my p bass strung with la bella flats and had no problem at all
     
  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    You'll need to do a truss rod adjustment more than likely to compensate for your tuning.
     
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  6. rob_thebassman

    rob_thebassman

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    what measurement would you recommend?
     
  7. rob_thebassman

    rob_thebassman

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    I think I'm going to measure it to 1/32" and see if that'll help. The guide with the kit said to measure it to .015"
     
  8. rob_thebassman

    rob_thebassman

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    Right so I've made alterations on the tension and bridge, plays abit better but still get abit of buzz going higher at 12th fret on the E string.. Think I'm going to change strings as I don't want to loosen truss rod too much
     
  9. JasonLamb

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    Have you checked to see if there are any high frets that could be causing buzz?
     
  10. rob_thebassman

    rob_thebassman

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    I've decided to order some DR lo-rider's 50 - 110, the tension and gauge should help me get my desired setting :)
     
  11. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Sounds like a setup problem more than a string problem. Any strings you put on will probably do the same thing until it is properly setup.
     
  12. catgut

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    I second that. I have no problems with La Bella RX SS. I have a set on right now. No buzzing or intonation problems. Went on after Pro Steels and Sadowsky Blacks all same gauge. Not sure if I like them beyond a solid "OK" but thats beside the point. Honestly for little money you should take it in to a well regarded shop and have them dial in your neck. It was always worth it to me. If they break it it is their fault.
     
  13. rob_thebassman

    rob_thebassman

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    the bass sounded abit better once I made tweaks to it, but was abit out of my comfort zone playing them with higher action
     
  14. rob_thebassman

    rob_thebassman

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    well I got my DR lo-riders, popped them on, tweaked the truss rod and set the action on all strings to 7/64, and boom! loads better :D
     

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