Just got my first flats, need some advice.

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Poor Tom, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. So I just got my first set of flats, they are Labella deep talkin flats. Put them on last night and love the tone! I am very concerned right now though because I read on a website that lebellas are not meant for through-body stringing. My bass can do either throughbody or through bridge stringing, and since I have always done through body, that is what I did with my new Labellas.

    Is it ok for me to do this? I don't want to ruin these beutiful new strings, and can easily take them off to switch to through bridge if necessary. Thank you!
  2. La Bella strings have a warning on the package - do no use through the body. I'd take them off and restring through the bridge.
  3. Guest043

    Guest043 Guest

    Apr 8, 2008
    id ditch them and get myself some rounds..

    seriously though, id trust the little warning label. its there for a reson..
  4. david fitch

    david fitch

    Feb 20, 2007
    If they didn't break and look okay I would leave them strung through the body. I have strung many a flatwound string through on my '97 M.I.A. P-Bass with out one ever breaking...never the La Bella's though. I would leave them as is. I have always wondered if that is just La Bella's "disclaimer" ?
  5. Well, if you strung them through the body already, there's no real point in switching now since there's going to be a kink in the string...