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Well, I've gone and done it now......

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Darkstrike, Oct 20, 2009.


  1. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    I've strung a set of LaBella Flatwounds through body.

    So far, the bass hasn't exploded.....
     
  2. You Crazy Risk Taker you! :D
     
  3. THand

    THand

    Jun 9, 2008
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    :eek:
     
  4. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Don't tell anybody but about a month ago I put a set of longscale Labella 760Ns (nylon tapewounds) on my shortscale Mustang RI, strung through the body and everything.

    The world didn't end and I'm giddy over my flouting of their authority.

    Mum's the word.

    :bag:
     
  5. I'm itching to put flats on my 77 P, but I'm afraid of how my teacher will react. :atoz:
     
  6. Tommygunn

    Tommygunn

    Nov 8, 2008
    Houston, Tx
    Pissy dude! Teacher's are pissy about flats on a student. 'They don't buzz when you make a mistake'

    Whatev :spit:
     
  7. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Put whatever strings you want on YOUR bass.
     
  8. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Crazy. :eek: I hope you haven't been stepping on the sidewalk cracks, too! :)
     
  9. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    Just dont divide your string through by 0.

    Youre already walking a fine line my friend.
     
  10. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Oh, I'm not that crazy, yet.........
     
  11. lorenk

    lorenk

    Apr 8, 2008
    Bend, Oregon
    Ehhem, no pictures, no flouting of authority :D
     
  12. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
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    :spit:
     
  13. I've got LaBella tapewound on my Steve Bailey Fender through the back and all. The Inquisition has yet to knock on my door. However, small dogs and children run away in fear when I walk down the street, and I no longer have a reflection. I think the tradeoff was worth it.

    -Mark
     
  14. Heck, if the break angle isn't too severe, you'll be fine. If it IS too severe, the string will break. S0......why do it? Most of us agree it makes no tonal difference, so why risk it? Just sayin..........
     
  15. Hey Mongo how do those tapes sound on the Mustang RI?

    -Jon
     
  16. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV
    This made me laugh. Thanks for that. :D


    4 words.

    Because he is Irish.
     
  17. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Many reasons, mainly so that the windings near the ball are far out of the way of the saddle, which is important for me, as with my setup, the saddles are very far back.

    It also ment that all the winding around the tuning posts had silks, which LaBella said was necessary, on the pack, and it didn't mention problems with string through.

    Also, suprisingly, very suprisingly, the sustain noticably increaced.
    I got two words for you! :spit:
     
  18. jasper383

    jasper383

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    Some bridges have to go string through.

    Are the La Bellas long scale long enough for most 34" through bridge basses?
     
  19. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    OH/WV

    Tough loves the best love, according to Bubba my friend! :D
     
  20. Darkstrike

    Darkstrike Return Of The King!

    Sep 14, 2007
    Mine is 34" and string through, and there was room to spare, not enough for 35" and string through, though.
    Those words were neither tough, nor love.
     

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