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La Bella Tapewound String - 50's or 60's that is the question.


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#1 largo

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 03:47 PM

Having used Status Half-rounds for a few years, it would seem they no longer sell these on their website. Bugger!

So a quick review online and thanks to mccnach (cheers Jose) I think I'm going to try the La Bella White Tapewounds. However, the 50's are marked as being light and the 60's are standard & reviews suggest the 50's are low tension. Anybody got any advice on which string size I should go for, I'm usually a 40 or 45 type of guy.

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 03:51 PM

Picato half rounds are the same string if you still want to use them. :)

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Posted 28 September 2017 - 06:30 PM

Cheers, might just do that although still fancy trying the tape wounds too.
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Posted 28 September 2017 - 08:44 PM

View Postlargo, on 28 September 2017 - 03:47 PM, said:

Having used Status Half-rounds for a few years, it would seem they no longer sell these on their website. Bugger!

So a quick review online and thanks to mccnach (cheers Jose) I think I'm going to try the La Bella White Tapewounds. However, the 50's are marked as being light and the 60's are standard & reviews suggest the 50's are low tension. Anybody got any advice on which string size I should go for, I'm usually a 40 or 45 type of guy.

Cheers.

I'm a 45-100/105 roundwounds type of guy and the Labella white nylons I got are the "750T" version (50-65-85-105). That's definitely lower tension than anything else I normally use. Noticeably. However I find that I love the feel. I need to adjust the truss rod a tiny bit, but that's all, and the lower tension just encourages a smoother softer type of playing, and string bending if you're so inclined ;)

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 08:09 PM

I had white 50s. Lovely strings. I'm a big fan.

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