La Bella Black nylon string on KYDD

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by wen1012, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. wen1012


    Jan 29, 2002
    I got a new set of La Bella black nylon sting for my Kydd 6 string carry-on (short scale) EUB yesterday.It is for EB but make my EUB sound more like the DUB now and has a more less tension.Can I use a bow on this string ? And Is this string the same as DUB model (Ron Carter Model) ?
  2. Francois Blais

    Francois Blais Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Québec, Canada
    This string is difficult to bow because the black nylon wrap is slippery.
    The string has some similarities with the Labella 7710 string Ron Carter uses, but the construction is not exactly the same. The outer finish is the same though.
  3. lermgalieu

    lermgalieu Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I've got Labella tapewounds and have noticed the bowing problem (its next to impossible), and also have noticed that these strings sound great amplified, but not great acoustically. Does anyone have a string suggestion that would sound more like LaBellas when amplified, but would sound more like Obligatos non-amplified? Is this an impossible question?