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La Bella Electric Guitar Black Nylon Tape Flat Wound Light 6 String, .012 - .056, 800L

La Bella Electric Guitar Black Nylon Tape Flat Wound Light 6 String, .012 - .056, 800L
Manufacturer:
La Bella
Manufacturer Part #:
800L
SKU:
LAB_800L
Price:
$19.95

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By jim p.
la bella nylon tape wound jazz string
April 19, 2013
I first heard of them through Jimmy Raney. I began using them on my Johnny Smith guitar. Since I play both plectrum and fingerstyle throughout a show, I find them absolutely perfect. Initially You have to adjust pole screws (plain steel b and e come out a bit brash). After that and a slight tweek of the bridge, you will have one of the best jazz sounds I ever heard through a polytone. Chord melodiies and octaves have a true depth of character and the sustain of a great acoustic. No problems on G. Maybe his guitar has a sharp spot on the nut (not uncommon at all). Accoades and thanks to La Bella. Bravo.
By Nat
Good Idea. Bad realization
April 18, 2012
Couldn't even get the e string on before the nylon was bunching and rattling. save your money and get dr or daddrio.
By Eddie
TapeWound String
March 22, 2012
I'll have to agree with what's been said about this set. The G string is very light in tension, and the intonation is a little off. I tried this set on my archtop guitar, and I do believe that LaBella needs to go back to the drawing board on this set too. Would try a heavier gauge but limitations of my tailpiece prevent me from doing so. Sorry LaBella. Love the Look though!!! Gotta Love Black Strings! I think the B and E should be black as well! That would be awesome!
By Joe M.
Black Nylon Lighter Set
October 7, 2011
I liked the "softness" and pliability of these strings, and the tone seemed nice. However, the 3rd string was so flimsy that it rattled hopelessly even after raising the action significantly.

Maybe this set would work with a 3rd from the heavier set. But, at these prices, there's no way I'll try two more sets.

Nice idea. Incompletely realized.
By Nick T.
La Bella 12's
August 22, 2011
I do not usually review products online but felt compelled to write about these. I have been playing 35 years - an archtop Mirabella for the past 7 years. I was at first discouraged to even try these strings because of the poor reviews. It was worth the try because these strings are AMAZING. Yes, you will have to adjust your truss rod, intonation and maybe the action on your guitar to dial your guitar into these strings but the sound and feel are unmatched. Very acoustic almost nylon string sounding and feeling. You have to have a very light touch with both hands as the tension is very low compared to most strings. I was a long time TI user - the TI strings sound shrill compared to these which are very soft sounding, but with a big clear sound that is warm and round. Very unique sounding and playing - I am so happy I tried them! I will be playing these for MANY MANY years to come. Highly recommended but be prepared; if you like the sound and feel you will have to setup your guitar to use them. I have a light touch already so that was not an adjustment for me.
By EDDY B.
TUNINGS
May 19, 2011
I JUST HAD THE STRINGS PUT ON & THE TECH WAS VERY FRUSTRATED WITH WHAT SEEMS TO BE AN INABILITY TO GET A BALANCED INTONATION PARTICULARLY WITH THE 3RD STRING.I LIKE THE FEEL DESPITE A SLIGHT BUZZ BUT I'M HOPING I CAN GET THE INTONATION PROBLEM SOLVED OR I'LL JUST HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE USUAL FLATWOUNDS.I KNOW FOR SURE MY GUITAR HAS NO ISSUES WITH TUNING. I'LL WAIT & SEE HOW I CAN FIX THIS.
By Tom Z.
Labella 800L
April 29, 2011
I usually use the 800M - they are probably the best strings I've ever used - real warm and they seem to last longer than any strings I've tried. The 800L's were pretty bad -- too flimsy and loose -- the third string just buzzed on my L5. I think I kept them on the guitar for 24 hours - then went back to the Mediums.
By Vdawg
heavy and light
February 28, 2011
Like it's been said great feel but 12's were so loose and sloppy, heavy [14's] were so big you have to file out the nut. Nobody has mentioned that but if you don't want to alter the nut or adjust neck go with something else.
By Tall G.
La Bella Electric Guitar Black Nylon Tape Flat Wound
January 2, 2011
I got these strings in the .012-.056 gauge. I gotta say, they were way to flimsy! Very loose, but not like a pleasant, playable kind of loose. So obviously, get the thicker gauge! But as for the thicker ones, they are nice, unique jazz guitar strings. Just get the Heaviest gauge you can, because the light ones buzz and snap awfully.
By Joe L.
Labella Strings
October 25, 2010
Best Jazz & Jazz Fusion Strings I've ever used and I've been playing for over 30 years.
By JF
Black Nylon - Attention to Tension
September 30, 2010
These are great strings. Expensive, compared to some others, I agree, but they do give me THE jazz tone I was looking for. One important thing I noticed is that they seem to have less tension overall than other comparable size strings, at least that's my perception. If your guitar was normally set up with steel 12s Flat Wound strings, like mine was, you might want to go with the heavier set of 14s. I think the tension might be more comparable. This might prevent you from messing around with your guitar's action. I had to mess around with mine to compensate and get rid of some buzzes. Now it's fine, but next time, I'm going heavy!
By Stephen
Tape wound strings
June 8, 2010
These string do give off a great warm Jazz sound, I think next time I will go with the heavy set.
By Jim C.
La Bella Electric Guitar Black Nylon Tape Flat Wound Light 6 String, .012 - .056, 800L
December 15, 2009
My gibson ES-165 sounds really great with these strings. I really did not expect such smooth action and quality sound. These strings were worth the cost and I will be using this brand for some time to come.
By Bob P.
LaBella Regular 14-67
December 7, 2009
I accidently bought two sets of these for a blind friend of mine who cannot use the internet but sure can play his Super 400!

So I put the extra set on a Valley Arts Tele and I was not expecting the fidelity out of those nylon wrapped strings. AND, having never been comfortable picking flatwounds, I found myself right at home with the ever so light texture of the nylon wrappings. I love the strings.
By Jeff
Black Nylon Tape
November 11, 2009
These strings are expensive and they are worth every penny! I was expecting a really dark sound but they were not dark at all. They gave my Bill Comins Concert model guitar a more acoustic sound even when amplified. Rich and warm sounding but more fidelity than anything else I have tried including the Tomastik string which I really like also.
These professional Jazz Guitar Strings are made to fit archtops and hollow-body guitars, therefore are NOT suitable for standard solid body guitars with 25.5” or 24.75” scale like a Stratocaster or Les Paul model.

 

NOTE

DESCRIPTION

DIAMETER INCHES

TENSION LBS

1st E

Plain Steel

.012

 

2nd B

Plain Steel

.015

 

3rd G

Black Nylon Tape Wound

.028

 

4th D

Black Nylon Tape Wound

.038

 

5th A

Black Nylon Tape Wound

.048

 

6th E

Black Nylon Tape Wound

.056

 





 

La Bella ELECTRICS
Black Nylon Tape Wound

"Black Nylon Tape Wound sets are the 'secret behind the sound" of many professional guitarists. To create that warm, jazzy sound, these sets have a special design. The 3rd through 6th strings are a stainless steel round wound string covered with a black nylon tape outer wrap. Plain steel is used for the 1st and 2nd strings."

 

 

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