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Flatwound sets: Sadowsky vs. La Bella Deep Talkin'

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by tightbidness, Apr 19, 2005.


  1. Sadowsky Standard flats and La Bella L-760FS Standard flats have the same gauges: 45 65 85 105. It's my understanding that both strings are made by the same manufacturer as well. Does anyone have experience with both of these sets? Is there a discernable difference between the two?

    I'm particularly interested to know if there's a difference in tension. I've been playing Sad Bright Nickels for the past year or so, and they seem to have slightly higher tension than comparable strings.
     
  2. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Bumping a zombie thread :)
    Yes there is.
    They sound very different but the tension is only slightly different.
    Labella has more so.
     
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  3. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

    This must be some kind of record, not just for TB but for the internet! 13 years after the thread was begun there is finally a reply (now, two of them :smug:).
     
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  4. Radio

    Radio Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2010
    New Haven, CT
    Why just last week I was wondering what the difference was. Thanks.
     
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  5. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    Labella have a big low end thump where Sads have less so but a fantastic midrange.
    Labella - vintage
    Sad - modern
    All my opinion.
     
  6. shawshank72

    shawshank72

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    What I like is the OP is still an active member :)
     
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  7. First off, from 2005 to 2016 is 11 yeas, not 13. ;)

    Secondly, this is not a record. I know of at least one zombie thread that was brought back to life after 16 years.

    Strings - new or old?
     
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  8. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

    Sorry, my mistake, typo, plus I was looking at the OPs join date, too!

    Okay so you found an even older one, very cool! :bassist:
     
  9. Sorry to be so nit-picky. This is what happens when I'm suffering from severe withdrawal for not being able to touch my bass at least for the next few weeks.
     
  10. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

    Go find some women and hunker down with them to wile the time away. ;)
     
  11. I was gonna say "Where'd the time go? It's 2018 already?".
     
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  12. Yahboy

    Yahboy

    May 21, 2008
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  13. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

    Don't you just hate these folks who really know how to make a point? :D
     
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