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LaBella Deep Talkin' White Nylon Tape Wound 750T

3.8/5, 3.8 from 2 reviews
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Recent Reviews

  1. MrAB4003
    Not as Versatile as They Seem
    3.5/5, 3.5 out of 5, reviewed Feb 27, 2024
    Sound:
    2.00/5,
    Build Quality:
    5.00/5,
    Feel:
    5.00/5,
    Value:
    3.00/5,
    Pros
    • + Smooth
    • + Great for Fretless Bass
    • + Very Well Built
    Cons
    • - Expensive
    • - Very Low Tension
    • - Dull, Plastic Like Tone
    • - Not for Drop Tuning or Down Tuning
    • - Not as Versatile as They Seem
    I had the La Bella White Nylon Tapes on my basses for a few months, but I ended up taking them off in favor of D'Addario roundwounds.

    These strings are very expensive! Each 4 string set cost me $52 (after taxes). The build quality is top notch as expected from La Bella. Plus, these tapes are some of the smoothest feeling strings I have ever played! They're exactly the opposite of Rotosound 66 Swing Bass stainless steels, which feel like cheese graters on your fingers.

    However, the tone was not bright or clanky enough for me. My favorite tone from these strings featured my distortion pedal. But they were closer to flatwounds than roundwounds tonally without any effects. These strings would be fantastic for a fretless bass, but not for anyone who wants clank, brightness, or aggression. In essence, they are not as versatile as they seem.

    One area to note is the string tension. Despite the string gauges being 50-105 like a typical medium gauge set, they are actually insanely light gauge. Under the nylon wrapping is a set of 35-90 rounds that are equivalent to the Rotosound Funkmasters that Cliff Burton (RIP) used. So these strings are not suitable for any tuning lower than standard. I tried recording music with them in D Standard tuning, but my isolated bass track was way out of tune! That was the last straw for me before deciding to change them.

    The La Bella White Tapes are great strings for the right applications and styles of music. But they are certainly not for everyone.
    Price Paid:
    $52 (after tax)
  2. tangentmusic
    LaBella Deep Talkin' White Nylon Tape Wound 750T
    4/5, 4 out of 5, reviewed Feb 26, 2017
    Feel:
    5/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Pros
    • + Very gentle on a fretless neck and easy on the fingers
    Cons
    • - Slightly less low end tone than expected
    IMG_0308.JPG IMG_0850.JPG I had put together a project bass using a reverse headstock fretless maple neck.
    I was in fear of board finish wear using traditional rounds or flats, so I decided to try a set of these out. I was glad I did.

    They have a super friendly feel on the fingertips and are very kind to the gloss finish on the fingerboard. So far, they have held up well, with no flaking or unraveling of the coating.

    They also provide a very nice tone on this fretless, with plenty of mwah and articulation in the mids and upper register.
    The low end seems to be adequate, but up high, they really sing.
    Price Paid:
    $34.95

Item Details

  1. Guages:
    .05, .065, .085, .105
    Price:
    $34.95

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