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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by rockinrayduke, Jun 4, 2020.
Anybody tried that yet? What’s the verdict?
I haven't personally, but the gauges are similar to the OEM Maxima flats of the '60's, so they should be great.
Anyone who’s actually used them on a Ric? How are they compared to the TIs I use now occasionally? Would like some input before I install them.
One reason LB came out with the LTF's was to compete with TI. They even had exactly the same gauges when first introduced, and players complained that, like the TI's, the A string was too floppy. So LB changed the 70 to a 75 and made the LTF's a much better set.
I put them on my ‘77. Love them, deep full tone. Tension is awesome, no adjustment needed ymmv
Ok, thanks guys. I usually use an old set of TIs but the LTF are going on later today.
Just to clarify...
The reason La Bella changed the 70A to 75A was people were complaining it was too thin for a standard nut slot, causing buzzing issues, not because it was too floppy like the TI 70A.
I have them on four different basses, just a damn decent set of strings
In any event, the reason it was buzzing in the slot was because it was too light, which the TI is also definitely too light, and I can't understand the arrogance of the company not changing to keep up with the 21st century.
I put them on today, love the thumpier tone and a happy byproduct is that the action can be lowered more without the slight fret buzz that I used to get from the TIs. No stickiness, I guess I got a good set because there’s even response on all strings, even the E which usually sounds deader than the others.