Which LaBella Flats?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by dexplosion, Dec 8, 2013.


  1. dexplosion

    dexplosion

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    I've tried a few different sets of flats in the past, switched to rounds for a bit, and now I'd like to go down flats avenue once again, this time with some LaBellas.

    Currently, I'm running DR Hi Beams 45-105 thru the body on my P bass.
    Which set would have a similar feel/tension to the Hi Beams?
    Do I need the Long or Extra Long scale?
    Also, what's the difference between the regular sets and the string thru sets?

    Thanks :)
  2. atomicdog

    atomicdog Supporting Member

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    La Bella Deep Talkin
  3. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    They are essentially the same however the thru body sets have a flexible tail that allows them to string thru body.

    No flat is going to have the feel or flexibility of hi beams.

    760FL's would be the way to go though. Not too high tension but not to low
  4. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

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    La Bella explicitly states you can not run their strings thru body.
    I would get some Fender flats.
    I am guessing Hi Beams are bright strings, so are the Fenders.
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  6. phangtonpower

    phangtonpower

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    Not true.
    SLaPiNFuNK sold me a set of extra long 760 FM's in string through because that was all he had at the time when I didn't need string through.
    You just have to make sure you order the string through version.
  7. bluesblaster

    bluesblaster

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    760 fl's are a lovely string, I highly recomend. Played rw's for years till I tried these and never looked back
  8. billgwx

    billgwx Supporting Member

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    760FL's are where it's at.
  9. shrimpflea

    shrimpflea

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    +1000...My favorite flat and I've tried dozens.
  10. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    They have since made ones specifically for thru body instruments
  11. Groover

    Groover

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    Do you carry these?
  12. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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