Some people think nylon tapewounds are dark sounding, but these are the strings that Larry Graham used on "Thank You", and other hits with Sly, and what John Entwistle used on "My Generation".
Recently I put a set of Roto tapes on one of my Jazz basses and they were so fantastic I just had to give the La Bellas a go for comparison.
Well, there really is no comparison...the Rotos are MUCH better in every way. Where the Rotos are beautifully balanced and even across all 4 strings, every one of the strings in the La Bella set sounds different. These strings are bright and zingy, and the G string in particular is just crazy bright.
I wanted these for thick, old school tone - not sure what they are designed for but it sure isn't that.
Way overpriced and inconsistent. That was exactly my experience with La Bella flatwounds too, but that's another story.
In fact I would have liked the other three sounding more like the 4th (I like doublebass acoustic sound).
My comment is with the strings on an acoustic bass guitar and both regarding its acoustic sound as its piezoelectric amplified sound.