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Big Black Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by nanook, Apr 1, 2001.


  1. nanook

    nanook

    Feb 9, 2000
    Alaska
    I think they are nylon. Will they work on an electric bass?

    Any information would be appreciated.
     
  2. Nylon Tapewound

    They have a metal core but the outer wrapping is nylon. I used to use them years ago - they are similar to flatwounds in tone but maybe have a little brighter tone.
     
  3. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    One way to try 'em is to order La Bellas from Carvin. They sell them really cheap. I like them OK, although I like flatwounds better as a rule. I find them brighter than flats, with a different character than either flats or rounds. They're made like ordinary roundwound strings until the final wrap, which is nylon tape.

    Anyway, juststrings sells the LaBella 760N set for $42.57, Carvin sells the same strings for under $20. That's where I got mine.

    There's also a nylon-cored bass string that wouldn't work, but I haven't seen them anywhere.
     
  4. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    LaBella also makes a 6-string set that'd work on your Yammer,
    if that's what you were wonderin' :) (760N6).
    Ooh Ooh! :rolleyes: T/I Acousticores...nylon core, phosphor-bronze,
    rounwound wrap. Works GREAT with piezo puppers.