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patman

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« on: August 14, 2017, 11:39:07 AM »
Not to sound like Talkbass...but has anyone tried a Labella product called "Low tension flexible flats"?

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Re: Strings
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 12:30:26 PM »
I've tried Roto Jazz Flats... been trying them for a decade or two now...

Er... no help, I guess, Pat... (not to sound too LBO, of course...) ;)
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Re: Strings
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 04:14:04 PM »
There have been a number of posters on TB who used the low tension Labellas. Not much follow-up discussion, but some of them have made positive comments.
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Re: Strings
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 05:03:28 AM »
Strung them on last night and went to a rehearsal...

Sounded good. Labella-like but nice highs and mids.

More Labella-like than TI like...nice "thunk"...but good sustain also.

Not floppy at all, but low tension...right now they feel like a keeper...B string was great even though it was a 118

Sort of like the good stuff I like about Labellas without the bad stuff(feeling like rebar, etc...). Definitely the most highly polished, smoothest set of strings I have felt.

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Re: Strings
« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2017, 04:59:33 AM »
B string seems to be "deader" sounding than the first four...of course, it could be a physical thing with flat wounds and 5 strings...

First 4 strings sound really good.

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Re: Strings
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 12:23:19 PM »
Never owned a 5er but I've heard that complaint before about flatwound B strings.

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Re: Strings
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2017, 05:29:08 AM »
Last night on an amp it was not a problem...you notice it when practicing with head phones, though..

So I guess not a problem live...

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Re: Strings
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2017, 11:24:17 AM »
It's why the bass player from Hall & Oates (forgot his name) would play his 5er with flats except for the B string, that was roundwound.
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