I really got to have more patience with breaking in flats

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by dnp41, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. dnp41


    May 10, 2016
    I have the labella flats 760 FL on my main P bass and they sound great. Also they always sounded evenly, and sorta died down pretty fast and evenly.

    The 760 FS set I put on my jazz.. well that's a different story. They die very uneven. The D and G string sound almost fresh with a lot of sustain, and the E and A string.. oh my.. they sound great. Dare I say even better than the FL set? Yeah I dare. But the contrast is killing me. Almost to the point that I can't stand it. The good thing is.. I know what the reward will be when I stick with them.. Well at least that's what I hope. I will take this bass to practice more often to play the sh*t out of 'em and really get some sweat into them, see if that speed things along.

    I wonder how the greats from the old day handled this. I know they only changed a string when they broke, but hell that must also be a great contrast in sound. Not really what you look for if you'd have to go and record another hit single the next day...

    Any advice how to speed things up?
  2. uwrossl

    uwrossl Blues/Soul/Rock N Roll Supporting Member

    Nov 13, 2009
    I've been using the vaseline method I picked up from Sean Hurley. Works great and I like it better than the lotion method. Also helps eliminate any tackiness. Both methods work great though.
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  3. Yahboy


    May 21, 2008
    Get the Labella LTF4A, 80% broken in sound fresh from pack, the G string sound a bit brighter. Play it around 2 weeks you will find all string start get balance tone . More than a months, the classic labella vibe ready to serve for long term.
    Better comfort playing feel and less stiff than DTF 760FL .

  4. shawshank72


    Mar 22, 2009
  5. Sursonique


    May 17, 2020
    I use it as an incentive to practice a lot. I break them in by playing the heck out of them.