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La Bella Electric Bass Guitar Deep Talkin' Bass Stainless Steel Flat Wound Short Scale (32" Wound length), .043 - .104, 760FL-S

La Bella Electric Bass Guitar Deep Talkin' Bass Stainless Steel Flat Wound Short Scale (32" Wound length),  .043 - .104, 760FL-S
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By Smitty
Marinette Wisconsin
Best strings ever.
June 4, 2022
I put them on my Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet. They made a cheap entry level bass sound great. I was able to get the intonation almost perfect (cheap bass). They stay in tune very well.
Sounds great! Stay in tune Smooth feeling None
By Scott
Minnesota, USA
Sound Great!
October 18, 2020
I use these on a short scale, fretless Squier Bronco Bass and they sound fantastic. Nothing else much to say about it, they feel good on the fingers and work magic into the ears. They also stay in tune very well.
Stay in tune! Sound great! None
By Paul
March 19, 2011
Great short scale strings. Will give you almost the same feel tension-wise as a 34".
By Bob
La Bella Electric Bass Guitar Deep Talkin' Bass Light Short Scale
March 2, 2011
Good strings. A bit deeper in tone than D'addario Chromes. Very smooth, even for flats. Arguably THE best strings for Gibson and Epiphone short scale basses. My .043" G string broke on its initial stringing. I called La Bella and they sent two replacement strings to me the same day. Great customer service.
By John
La Bella Deep Talkin' Short Scale Flatwounds
March 9, 2010
I ordered these strings for my new Gretsch Electromatic Junior Jet. These provide a little more tension than the stock strings, and deep, warm tone. Very smooth to play.
Important note: La Bella flat wound strings are not suitable for use on instruments that require through-body stringing.






1st G

Flat Wound Stainless Steel



2nd D

Flat Wound Stainless Steel



3rd A

Flat Wound Stainless Steel



4th E

Flat Wound Stainless Steel




La Bella Strings

"The origin of the use of catgut for the strings of violins and kindred instruments has, from time to time, been explained in various ways.

The most interesting, and probably the most authoritative explanation seems to be the one known among violin makers in Italy for centuries, but little known outside the country. The story is related by Joseph Primavera, who gathered his material in the little town of Salle, Pescara, Italy, a town that has had for almost six centuries the making of catgut strings as its chief industry, and from which some of the finest strings in the musical world have come.

It all goes back to around 1300 AD, it seems, when Salle was already famous for its saddles. Not the least important feature of these leather products was the fact that a thread made from the intestines of a mountain sheep was used in sewing them. This thread was found to be far stronger than that made from more domesticated and better cared for sheep of the valleys.

Tradition at Salle says that at the dawn of the fourteenth century one Erasmo was employed in the chief industry of the town, the making of saddles. As this man was drying some sheep intestines in order to make his thread, some were carried away by the wind, and became lodged in a thorn bush.

Erasmo noticed that sweet musical sounds were emitted as the material was vibrated by the wind blowing through the bush. Being an observant man, and an ingenious one, the thought came to him that the threads used in sewing saddles might also be used as strings in the primitive instruments that were ancestors of the violin. Thus the business of making violins strings from "catgut" (more will be said later regarding the origin of the word itself) began, and so important did the industry become to the small town that eventually Erasmo was sainted, and St. Erasmo is not only the patron saint of the town, but also the profession of string making.

When asked regarding their strings, the people of Salle, so the tradition states, said that they were made of the intestines of cats, "catgut". There was good reason for this. The cat was viewed with superstition in Italy, and the slaying of a cat was supposed to be followed by a period of bad luck. The fiddle string makers of Salle reasoned that few indeed would attempt to copy their trade, if it involved slaying cats.

Mr. Primavera, by searching church records, found that from the beginning of the industry in the time of St. Erasmo, until about 1700, four centuries, the families of Berti, Dorazio, Mari, and Ruffini were famous for making violin strings. These families furnished the strings for products of Stradivarius and other master makers of violins during this period. About 1640 Mari Brothers became the leaders in the manufacture of "catgut" strings. This tradition is followed today by the same family. E. & O. Mari, Inc., located in Newburgh, New York, USA carries on the tradition. Many of their products are marketed under the world famous name "La Bella". These music strings are recognized as the finest the world over."


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