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La Bella Flats On Hofner Club Bass

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Chico Ruger, Jul 12, 2017.


  1. Chico Ruger

    Chico Ruger Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2014
    Florida
    Hi folks...Just put a set of LB-760FHB2 (39-96) on a Hofner Ignition Club Bass. The two bass-side strings sound great, nice and thumpy. The two treble-side strings have a noticeably different tone; less thumpy, almost twangy.

    The rounds that were on the bass when I got it had a consistent string-to-string sound, so I don't think it is the PUPS. Wondering if (and hoping) the treble-side strings might get closer to the bass-side sound as they age and settle in.

    Anyone have any experience with these strings or a similar situation?

    Thanks, Chico
     
  2. Some flats can sound uneven fresh out of the package.

    My suggestion is to play them in for a month or two to see if they even out.
     
  3. I'm not familiar with the code, but I use LaBella flats exclusively on my club bass. Dumb question - did you get the Hofner-specific strings? Also, if yes, make sure the D and G strings aren't twisted in the tailpiece. I sometimes get that twang if the string isn't sitting comfortably.
     
  4. Chico Ruger

    Chico Ruger Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2014
    Florida
    Thanks for the response.
     
  5. Chico Ruger

    Chico Ruger Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2014
    Florida
    Yes, these are the "Beatles Bass" ones. They have two versions, medium and light. These are the light.

    Checked, and the strings seem to be seat properly. Appreciate the suggestion.
     
  6. Try gently stretching the strings. This may get them to settle into their tone a little faster, at least that is my experience with tapes. You might try the balance of the pickups to make sure the treble side isn't closer to the strings.
     
  7. hotbass57

    hotbass57

    Nov 27, 2011
    Fairfield,Ohio
    It takes flats sometime of playing to settle in. Some a couple months. I've played those strings and have a Labella set of LTF's. It took them a while to settle in. Just keep playing them.
     
  8. E S Anderson

    E S Anderson

    Dec 26, 2016
    I recently bought LaBella short scale flats for my Mustang and I did notice at first the E string had a very different tonal characteristic than the rest of the strings. That seemed to disappear after a couple weeks.
     

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