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Strings for Double Bass:
Strings for Electric Upright Bass (EUB)
Strings for Double Bass:
Strings for 3/4 and 4/4 size Basses
LaBella 7710N BLACK Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings
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|Labella Black Nylon Tape Wound
These strings are a favorite of jazz bassist Ron Carter, and are pretty popular for that and other reasons. They are metal rope core strings, surrounded by a black nylon wrap, for a smooth feel. They were originally designed to emulate gut, but they have a bit more of the feel and sustain characteristics of steel strings. The bottom end is good, but I haven't played a set in a long while, so I can't personally provide anything more in-depth.
Labella does not list gauges, but I have taken the time to measure all the strings using a digital caliper and present the following unofficial approximate measurements for your reference: G=.061, D=.077, A=.100, E=.134
NEW! We now carry the string set made specifically to fit the Ampeg Baby Bass, as well as sets for basses with E-string extensions and 5-Strings with a high C string.
Over 30 years ago, Ron Carter came to La Bella Strings with a vision: a jazz string that captured the rich tone of gut and sustain of steel, but without the headaches of gut and overly metallic sound of chrome. Months of R&D alongside Ron Carter and Attila Zoller resulted in the formation behind the 7710N Black Nylon Tape Wound Double Bass set. Wound with a black nylon tape outer-wrapping, this unique string design is ideal for jazz pizzicato, particularly solos. The result is a bright attack with a warm tone, creating a set truly unparalleled by any other double bass set on the market.
- very smooth feel
- Ron Carter's reported favorite
- Labella's Deep Talkin' Bass
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LaBella 7710T WHITE Nylon Tape Wound Upright Bass Strings
This new version of the tape-wound strings has more brightness and clarity than the original 7710N strings - with a smoother finish! They are metal rope core strings, surrounded by a clear nylon wrap. Also available for Baby Bass...
Pirastro Jazzer MEDIUM Upright Bass Strings
Pirastro's Jazzer ropecore steel strings are recommended for pizzicato players, though they can also be a good hybrid string for players who gig many styles...
Strings: Choices for Jazz Players
This collection of string sets was specially selected as a starting point for jazz bassists looking to update their sound with new strings...
TurboTune musical instrument string winder
This useful tool will handle the monster upright bass keys (as well as those wimpy little guitar tuners). Use the crank or attach it to your electric screwdriver!