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La Bella Electric Bass Guitar Deep Talkin' Bass Stainless Steel Flat Wound Short Scale (32" Wound length), .039 - .096, 760FX-S

La Bella Electric Bass Guitar Deep Talkin' Bass  Stainless Steel Flat Wound Short Scale (32" Wound length), .039 - .096, 760FX-S
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By John S.
S.F. Bay Area
The sound I was looking for
October 1, 2019
I got a set of these when my usual bass guitar, Thomastik-Infeld, went up to about $85 per set. As a second option, for much less cost, these La Bella flats are just fine. Good sound, nice feel under the fingers, no problems with installation. I would recommend them.
ProsSound, feel
ConsNone that I know of
By Gary A.
La Bella Flat Wound Bass Strings
June 9, 2011
The La bella Flatwound Extra Light Short Scale strings I purchased for my Hofner Icon sound fantastic! The feel is very smooth and easy on the fingers. I can't believe the difference in the sound between the roundwounds that came on the bass and the new flatwounds. They fit perfectly. I would highly recommend these strings for anyone with a Hofner, or short scale violin bass.
Important note: La Bella flat wound strings are not suitable for use on instruments that require through-body stringing.






1st G

Flatwound Stainless Steel



2nd D

Flatwound Stainless Steel



3rd A

Flatwound Stainless Steel



4th E

Flatwound Stainless Steel





Since the begining we have endeavoured to provide Players-Professional & Recreational- the best opportunity for bettering their playing. Our primary goals have always been maintaining our standards of High Quality & Value. Our focus has always been on the needs of Players Worldwide.

La Bella has never been a "Trendy" manufacturer. It is, and always has been our policy, to introduce a new product only when a need was clearly seen.

Since 1640, La Bella has been at the forefront with the introduction of legitimate products and materials always advancing the opportunities of players to optimize their performances.

With these values in mind, we take great pleasure in introducing "Slappers". Many artists requested an alternative to the typical nickel and stainless bass sets available today. Their obvervations were that they were either nickel sets with very little punch or stainless with too much punch. Our President, Richard Cocco, Jr., took up the challenge and over the past two years, together with some of the "Inner Circle" professionals as testers, developed the unusual combination found in "Slappers" .

"Slappers" is a combination construction string, in that it unites two metals not normally thought of being used in any combination. Here you have the strength and resiliency of stainless as a core wrap and the suppleness and richness of nickel as a final wrap. Together you have the best of both voices. Many of you who already use our "Deep Talkin' Bass", "Hard Rockin' Steel", or "Super Steps" will find a pleasant alternative voice in "Slappers".

Remember, all La Bella Bass strings are made in the U.S.A. at our plant, by hand.

La Bella, developing new products to maximize your performances.

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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