LaBella vs. Elite

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by fenderbassabuse, Oct 6, 2004.

  1. Right now, I can't decide between a set of LaBella hard rockin' steels or a set of elites steel roundwound. I'm also considering some D'addario prosteels. I am after a Flea sort of bright "zingy" sound, that still gives me plenty of growl and bark. Any users of these strings step up and post your opinion please!

    Many Thanks
  2. Johnny BoomBoom

    Johnny BoomBoom Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2001
    Glasgow, Scotland

    Well, after years of using mostly Rotosound, I've started trying new strings again. LaBella Hard Rockin Steels happens to be one brand I've recently ttried. Bot Spector 5 strings are strung with them....

    Veyr nice strings - well impressed. not sure that it'd help you as I don't play a lot of Flea type stuff on the fivers!

    I wouldn't touch Elites. Used them in the past, sounded OK, but these are the only bass strings I've ever broken!!!! E strings no less - wouldn't waste my money on them again!

    Have just strung my Misicman SUB with Optima Gold strings (look a bit weird........but sound good so far). Will see how they pan out!