Rank your top 2 choices for Tapewounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bassworship1, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. Bassworship1

    Bassworship1 Inactive

    Jun 20, 2013
    I'm anxious to to hear everyone's top 2 choices for Tapes and what Instrument's they use them on? What style of music you play with them?

    Mine are as follows:

    Labella Copper White
    Labells Gold White

    I use them on my Ibanez Prestige 5005 and Ibanez BTB1605. Sound as good as anything I've tried. I play mainly Praise and Worship Christian music. I love the smooth, clear, and warmth they provide. Sound really good in a live band setting.
  2. Mktrat

    Mktrat Seriously, are we not doing phrasing anymore?

    Apr 9, 2013
    The Mitten
    Labella Gold White Tapes

    Nothing else.....
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  3. BassJuju


    Jul 9, 2016
    LaBella Black Tape
    * I have a set of D'Addario's to try, but they aren't installed yet.
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  4. azfatboy


    May 11, 2016
    La Bella Black (750N and 760N) are the only ones I've tried. But boy do I love 'em!

    I also plan to try the D'Addario's on a future bass.
  5. MD


    Nov 7, 2000
    Marin Co. CA.
    LaBella 760N'x on two ABG's and a '67 P. All fretless.
    I picked up three sets from Carvin back when they were $18.00/set. With two unopened sets, and the play life of these strings, I'm string secure for the rest of my days.
  6. Well so far I've only tried two-

    D'Addario Tapes- I currently have a 2-year-old set on my Ibanez acoustic.
    La Bella Copper Whites- I currently have these on my Schecter and LOVE them.

    I just ordered a set of La Bella Game of Death Gold nylons for my Squier 5er. I may end up putting La Bella Black nylons on my acoustic. Maybe someday.
  7. Well.....Right now I have a set of Fender tapes on my Carvin fretless ABG, and a set of GHS (RIP) tapes on my fretless 5 string Carvin Bolt Bass. I guess they are my favorites right now. If I decide to put tapes on any others I would try the D'Addarios just to give them a go.
  8. mikeoso

    mikeoso Acoustic Curmudgeon

    Feb 14, 2014
    eastern Iowa
    Rotosound Trubass 88s on my Martin ABG
    LaBella blacks on my custom Portuguese ABG

    the aim is to emulate the sound of a UB as closely as possible
  9. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    May 24, 2006
    750C LaBella Copper White.

    Period. :thumbsup:
  10. Bergerman

    Bergerman Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2004
    Creswell, OR
    GHS tapes on all my fretless basses. I use them for Praise & Worship, in a blues trio, and in a rock project. No idea what to do when/if they ever need replacing...I love them!
  11. Beavisplaysbass


    Dec 11, 2015
    Labella definitely has been the best tapes I've tried to date. I haven't tried them all though.
  12. Jimks


    Oct 11, 2016
    D'Addarios; I've used them on guitars and bass long ago... and always liked them. Since I'm getting back to playing bass as well and going to the 5 string .... very interested in this thread and what folks are using on their 5 strings. Have looked at the La Bella , and felt they would be a good one to go to, or the D'Addarios.

    What is it about what you like, that you like about them ?
  13. JonathanAlvarez


    Aug 31, 2016
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2016
  14. rumblejunkie


    Nov 19, 2011
    So far Ive only used the D'Addario and I love them .
  15. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Labella Black tapes
    GHS black tapes.
  16. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Labella 760N sound so good that my search ended right there, I don't need a second choice.

    (Watch, now they'll discontinue them and I'll be SOL, running back to this thread to frantically find an alternative.)