LaBella Tapewounds

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by chipmolter, Oct 11, 2001.

  1. chipmolter

    chipmolter Guest

    Aug 27, 2001
    Baltimore, MD
    Anyone here have experience with the LaBella Black Nylon tapewounds? How do they sound?
  2. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Ohio, USA
    I love these strings. I've been playing them on a 5-string fretless for a couple of years now, and I also have them on a fretless 4 and a fretted 4 now, too. They seem to be more flexible than flats, and have a little more high end. I broke the tape once and the string below the tape was roundwound. The last really well, and they have good thump. I get decent "mwah" on my fretless, too. I bought mine cheap from Carvin.
  3. surf_slave

    surf_slave Guest

    Sep 9, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    What he said. :)

    I've used them on a fretless jazz, and they sound really good with it. I found them to be tighter than the ground-wounds I had on just beforehand, though. Not bad, just needed more tension to get up to pitch.

    No finger noise and a nice sound. I'm keeping them on my jazz 4 fretless for the indefinite future. Rounds on the 5 though...
  4. BlacksHole


    Mar 22, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    I have them on a Carvin fretless 5 and I think they're great strings. I use rounds on my fretted 4 (Pedulla) and it's really nice to have such different sounding basses (even if it sometimes feels as if only I can tell in some songs). I also have a fretless 6 string which I have nickel flats on, but I'm not as comfortable on the 6, so I use this bass less.