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Has anybody tried the LaBella Gut strings ?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Troiani, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. Troiani


    Dec 9, 2006
    Oslo, Norway
    Has anyone tried these ? They seem to be quite a bit cheaper than most gut strings I've seen .
  2. Bobby King

    Bobby King Supporting Member

    May 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    My opinion:

    A set of Labella guts will cost you about $200.

    A set of Gamut guts will cost you about $400

    The extra $200 is well worth it for the Gamuts. Why?

    The Gamuts have far superior tone for pizzicato and they are the most bowable of any traditional gut set, they are available in different gauges, they have balanced tension, they will not be potentially old and dried out and they will have longer life.

    If you must get a cheaper gut set, I'd recommend the Efrano set from Lemur Music over the LaBellas, but save your money and get Gamuts.
  3. Uncletoad


    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    +1 everything he said.
  4. dfp

    dfp Supporting Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    i actually like the La Bella set, i've been using the 980 set for several months now, really enjoying all 4 strings, the feel, the evenness of tone across the bass, the sustain to thump ratio, even bowing (with the right rosin and some right hand adjustments). as much as i like them, if the Gamuts are really twice as nice, i'm in for a real treat some day...

    but for now, count me as someone who does use and enjoy pretty much everything about the La Bella guts, that's the plain G/D and wrapped A/E. i've compared them to the Chorda set which is all out of balance from string to string and hard to play on. i think i had a Efrano or Lenzner G once, wasn't impressed.

    btw, i use the La Bellas with a really old ply. and a underwood and a GK MB150.
  5. Yep...I just switched over and I'm very happy with the sound and level of sustain. AND they're less than 1/2 the price of Eudoxas or Olivs! Thanks go to Paul Dilley, bassist for the smokin' alt/country band from Boston Girls Guns & Glory, for turning me on to these strings. I had been using Pirastro Jazzers. These are SO much warmer. A good investment...
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