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La Bella Rx Nickel Plated RX-N5D vs DR Sunbeams 45-130? Help for trials needed

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by vindibona1, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. vindibona1


    Apr 18, 2015
    Any experience with both these sets? Both are nickel plated. Both are round wound. However... LaBellas are half the price of the DR's.

    I've got NYXL's on my Fender Jazz 5 string but not thrilled. I've got Sunbeams on my Squier 4 string Jazz (with Aguilar noiseless pups) and digging the sound. But the Jazz 5 still has the stock single coil MIM pickups so not as smooth sounding as my other basses.

    Also... My Yamaha TRBX605 will be part of a secondary experiment, and will get whichever set comes off of the Fender first, which is why I'm debating which I should try first. I've got LaBella Stainless on the TRBX now. Good, but I think I prefer NYXL's at the moment which might be part of a swap from the Fender in the first round.

    Sorry if I've confused anyone. Any experience or thoughts?

    Edit: As I further contemplate which strings go where I found the following video differentiating between the LaBella SS and Nickel roundwound. Perhaps this will help in the discussion as my TRBX currently has the LaBella SS's.

    Last edited: Apr 19, 2019

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