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Anyone use La Bella HRS for a 5 string?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by miketallica315, May 6, 2010.

  1. miketallica315


    Aug 16, 2009
    Toledo, OH
    Hey guys,
    Anybody have any experience with La Bella Hard Rockin Steels for a five string? The claim to have one of the best B strings out of all of the string makers. I am looking at getting a set but want to make sure that it is worth the 40 bucks to get them. Thanks!

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  2. jasper383


    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
  3. Fuzzbass

    Fuzzbass P5 with overdrive Gold Supporting Member

    I use 'em on 5-string and love 'em. I prefer tapered B strings in general, and the HRS tapered B is excellent.
  4. miketallica315


    Aug 16, 2009
    Toledo, OH
    Is every HRS 5 string set a tapered B?
  5. That is what I like to know also....
  6. miketallica315


    Aug 16, 2009
    Toledo, OH
    I just did some research on La Bella's website. The low B strings ARE in fact taperwound
  7. DavePlaysBass

    DavePlaysBass Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2004
    The B is taperwound. Its a great B. I prefer the Pedulla because they taper the B thru D. I find the HRS 105 E untapered can be a thud monster. The HRS 100 E is a descent untapered. You can get the Pedullas at Just Strings.
  8. I used a HRS 5-strings set last year in my main bass, and recently i put set on another similar 5-stringer.

    In my opinion, the B-string is very good, and balanced with the rest of the set.

    Anyway i didn't like the overall sound of those strings, even if they were usable. I like strings which have more "edge" and life ......
    They seemed to lack some "sproing-ness", in my opinion .......

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