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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by GODSBASSMAN, Nov 4, 2013.


  1. GODSBASSMAN

    GODSBASSMAN

    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Seriously:
    GHS or Labella for a six string bass? Which would you choose? Why? are there differences?
    Thanks
     
  2. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Both are in the same ballpark sound wise. They are the darker of the flats sound wise.
    Depending on the gauge of string you go with labellas will be a higher tension string.
    Hopefully i can word this right....
    Labellas will give you a thuddy dark tone with a hint of high mid that usually will settle down.
    GHS will give you a low mid purcussive tone. Woody, hollow kind of sound.
    Just my opinion
     
  3. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Sorry.
    My choice would be GHS but thats just because of the tension.
    As they age they are incredible strings.
    So are the labellas but they seem to be thuddy and darker whereas the ghs can still be a little brighter if you want.
     
  4. GODSBASSMAN

    GODSBASSMAN

    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    GHS low tension. Labella brighter sound of the two?
     
  5. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Neither one are bright at all.
    Labella will be at the start but after they break in they are thuddy and dark.
    Ghs will take longer to break in from my experience on the higher strings.
     
  6. GODSBASSMAN

    GODSBASSMAN

    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Got Labella set and love them. Gonna try some GHS for the lower tension and price tag.
     
  7. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Good to hear. I hope i described them properly for you. Give them 4-8 weeks of solid playing and they get better.
     
  8. GODSBASSMAN

    GODSBASSMAN

    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Ordered 2 sets of GHS. In the mail...
     
  9. I just put GHS precision flats on my Studio 6. Granted, it's only been one day. I am happy with them so far..
     
  10. gary m

    gary m

    Jan 17, 2011
    Mid -Atlantic
    I use nothing but GHS flats on my sixes; never had any regrets and most likely will never change. They have the sound and playability I want.
     
  11. Root 5

    Root 5

    Nov 25, 2001
    Canada, eh!
    I love GHS flats. They have the sound & feel that I like.

    Labellas are nice strings, too.
     
  12. GODSBASSMAN

    GODSBASSMAN

    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    :O) Spoken like a true diplomat of peace.
     
  13. GODSBASSMAN

    GODSBASSMAN

    Feb 2, 2005
    S. Carolina
    Ordered my sets through jason BSO but the order was routed to GHS themselves. Should be fresh when I get them. Gonna save them for the new Clement bass being built.
     

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