LaBella string length

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by dabber, Jan 22, 2001.

  1. dabber


    Jan 22, 2001
    Great site, hence my posting...

    Here's my headache for the last week. I own a Dean Edge5 fretless currently strung up with S.I.T. Silencers. I am dying to try Labellas on it. A friend has a MIM Jazz with the Fender tapes and it sounds really good.
    My Problem: The Dean is a 35" scale. Carvin sells Labellas for $18 & change. NICE. Carvin basses are all 34" (right)? I emailed Carvin to ask about the length of the tapewounds and got this reply "no idea if they will fit at all". Yes, I did send them my neck length,etc. but help. Also, on the Carvin suggestion board someone talks about Labells just being to short for his G&L2500 (when thru body...) Any suggestions, comments, etc. would be greatly appreciated...
    Going to see Bela/Victor on Feb3 at HOB.
    I can't wait...
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    You can call Labella. There's a phone number on their web site, and real live people will get on the phone with you. They might be more help than the Carvin guys.

    Also, I just measured a set I have here (that I got from Carvin), and they measure about 38" from ball to silk, if that helps.
  3. dabber


    Jan 22, 2001

    Now nothing can stop me and my bass(except maybe my wife..)

    Thanks Flatwound...