LaBella Bass Strings Review



LaBella strings are made by E. & O. Mari, Inc. - a company with over 350 years of experience making 2000+ varieties of strings. LaBella has been a major force in the bass world for years, as their "deep talkin bass" flatwound strings were an integral part of the Motown sound in the 60s. Their roundwound strings are of equally high quality and used by a large list of highly successful players.

Chuck rainey, Stanley Clark, Steve Swallow, Brian Bromberg, Meshell Ndegeocello, James Genus, Lincoln Goines and many others use LaBella.



LaBella Bass Strings Comparison


NameWindingMaterialCoreOther InfoModel #
Hard Rockin SteelRoundwoundSteelHex

SlappersRoundwoundNickelHex

Deep Talkin Bass RoundwoundRoundwoundSteelHex

Super StepsRoundwoundSteelHexTapered
Deep Talkin BassFlatwound
HexThe "M" gauge (760M) was used by James Jamerson.
Deep Talkin Bass Model L-760NBlack NylonTapewoundHex
L-760N

Stainless Steel Roundwound:
LaBella Hard Rockin Steel

LaBella Hard Rockin Steel

Powerful stainless steel strings with lots of mid range to cut through the mix as well as low end depth. Not as much sparkly high end treble as many other steels.

LaBella Deep Talkin Bass Roundwound

LaBella Deep Talkin Bass Roundwound

Deep Talkin Bass Roundwound are the roundwound version of the classic deep talkin bass flatwound strings. They are stainless steel with a hex core.

LaBella Super Steps

LaBella Super Steps

Super Steps are tapered stainless steel roundwounds with a hex core. See the article about taperwound strings for more information.

Nickel Roundwound:
LaBella Slappers

LaBella Slappers

Slappers use a steel core and a steel layer underneath the nickel wrap. This gives greater strength with the sound and feel of nickel, making them excellent for slap.

Flatwound:
LaBella Deep Talkin Bass

LaBella Deep Talkin Bass

Deep Talkin Bass are LaBellas flatwound strings and use the number code 0760. The Letter(s) after refer to guage. The 0760M Bass set was used by the legendary James Jamerson on virtually every Motown hit record in the 1960s.

Nylon/Tapewound:
LaBella Deep Talkin Bass Model L-760M (Jamerson)

LaBella Deep Talkin Bass Model L-760M (Jamerson)

Flatwounds that have stood the test of time and praised for depth, fullness, and surprising clarity for a flat. These are the strings used by James Jamerson on all the legendary Motown hits with Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, etc. as well as bassist Duck Dunn with Otis Reading.

LaBella Deep Talkin Bass Model L-760N

LaBella Deep Talkin Bass Model L-760N

Deep Talkin Bass Model L-760N are nylon tapewound strings from LaBella that use a hex core. See the article about nylon tapewound strings for more information.

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**Be sure to check out the Bass String guide if you are unsure about the material, gauge (the numbers you see like .105 .45 etc,) or scale length.**

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