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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by sleevey55, Oct 21, 2012.
Anyone on here used these?? Who makes them??Labella or someone else?
I only use labella strings only exception are Pyramids on my Hofner what model were you interested in? Labella makes their own strings
La Bella strings are made by E&O Mari Inc. They are made in New York. I have only ever used their "Hard Rockin' Steels", now just simply called Stainless Steels. I am a big Jason Newsted fan, and that is what he uses among others, and I wanted to try them out. The B string is out of this world. Unfortunately, with my current gear and set up, the tapered B string that I have sworn by for so many years no longer fits my needs. Check out their website at:
Carvin's roundwound strings used to be made for them by LaBella, and may still be. The sets I've gotten from Carvin in the past say as much on the packaging. I remember the stainless rounds being crazy bright and zingy.
The flats that Carvin sells are made by GHS and are sold in clear plastic bags...interesting contrast of sorts.
I use the Deep Talkin' Bass on my Hofner Ignition. Sounds and feels greal.
They're my favorite string brand by FAR, I will keep experimenting with strings forever but the Labellas are my go to until I find something even better. Perfect tension, balance, and sound for me.
Labellas have been around forever! Great strings from a great company, maybe they haven't kept up with modern marketing techniques and such, but they make a huge variety of strings for every stringed instrument under the sun, and lots of special sized and specified sets.
I use their flats, tapes, and i have a few basses that has their SS on them, but I've never tried a spanking new set.
Just put (new) 'LB 0760M- flats' on my Fender '51 RI-Precision... just got bass- as well. I had Thomastik-Infeld on an American Standard P... The LaBellas are a heavier gauge .052-.073-.095-.110 than the TI's were- so there is more tension, but seem very similar to me... they have a nice full sound and are consistent (touch and timbre) thru all four strings.
I'm surprised you don't hear a big difference between the two, especially with that single coil PUP. The LaBellas will settle down and you will lose a lot of the overtones. They are very thumpy and authoritative, as Old School as it gets. I really like them.
I'm looking to try La Bella as well. Anyone know if they'll fit a 35" scale?
La Bella advertises they make strings for all scales.
If they don't have longscalers, they also make sets for string-thru that should have the extra bit of length.
Just received a set of the nylon flats for 6 string in the mail. La Bella makes an amazing set of strings.
I have a set of their custom flats for my Schecter Hellcat VI, very nice-sounding and -feeling strings! I've also used their black nylon-wrapped strings (had a set on my Hondo Rickenbacker copy for like a decade), a bit thick so you might have to widen nut slots, but also very nice-sounding and comfortable to play.