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LTF 4A Low Tension Long scale - £40 - OUT OF STOCK

LTF 4A Low Tension Short Scale - £40 OUT OF STOCK

LTF 4A Low Tension Medium Scale - £40 OUT OF STOCK

LTF 4A Low Tension X Long Scale - £40 OUT OF STOCK

LTF 5A  Low Tension Long scale - £50

LTF 5A  Low Tension X long scale - £52

0760M Medium Scale (52/73/95/110) - £40 OUT OF STOCK

0760M Long scale (52/73/95/110) - £40 OUT OF STOCK

0760MB Long scale (52/73/95/110/128) - £52

0760M Extra long scale (52/73/95/110) - £40

760FHB2 Hofner fit 30” (36/56/77/96) - £40

760FHBB Hofner fit 30” (50/65/80/100) - £40

767-6F (Fender VI) (26/35/44/56/75/95) - £46

760FLMUS Mustang through body(43/60/82/104) - £40

760-FDLHS Dan Electro Longhorn (42/56/65/83) - £40

760-HC6F Schecter Hellcat (026 .035 .044 .055 .075 .095) - £48 - OUT OF STOCK

FGS 4 Gold Flats (45/65/85/105) - £40  OUT OF STOCK

FGS 5 Gold Flats (45/65/85/105/128) - £53 OUT OF STOCK

FGS 6 Gold Flats (29/45/65/85/105/128) - £63

FGS Gold Flats High C .29 string - £12

Please call or email to order any set of LaBella strings if not listed.


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>Flat wound | Nylon wound | Round wound | Vaporshield | Double ball end

760FX Long Scale (39/56/77/96) - £40

760FL Long Scale (43/60/82/104) - £40

760FLCB Long Scale (29/43/60/82/104/128) - £60

760FM Long Scale (49/69/89/109) - £40

760FMB Long Scale (49/69/89/109/128) - £52

760FMCB Long Scale (29/49/69/89/109/128) - £60

760FS Long Scale (45/65/85/105) - £40

760FS B Long Scale (45/65/85/105/128) - £52

760FX Throughbody (39/56/77/96) - £40

760FS Throughbody (45/65/85/105) - £40

760FM  Throughbody (49/69/89/109) - £40

760FS Throughbody/Medium scale (45/65/85/105) - £42

760FS Throughbody/extra long scale (45/65/85/105) - £42 OUT OF STOCK

760FX S Short scale (39/56/77/96) - £40

760FL S Short scale (43/60/82/104) - £40 OUT OF STOCK

760FS S Short scale (45/65/85/105) - £40

760FM S Short scale (49/69/89/109) - £40

760FMB S Short scale (49/69/89/109/128) - £52 - OUT OF STOCK

760FLB S Short scale (45/65/85/105/128) - £52

760FX M Medium scale (39/56/77/96) - £40

760FS M Medium scale (45/65/85/105) - £40

760FL M Medium scale(43/60/82/104) - £40

760FM M Medium scale (49/69/89/109) - £40 - OUT OF STOCK

760FL B Medium Scale (45/65/85/105/128) - £54 OUT OF STOCK

760FS XL Extra Long scale (45/65/85/105) - £40

760FM XL Extra Long scale (49/69/89/109) - £40

760FL XL Extra long scale(43/60/82/104) - £40

760FL-B XL Extra long scale(43/60/82/104/128) - £52

760FMB XL Extra Long scale (49/69/89/109) - £52

760FMCB XL Extra Long scale (29/49/69/89/109) - £62

760FSB SL Super Long scale (45/65/85/105/128) - £52 - OUT OF STOCK

760FSCB SL Extra  Long scale (29/45/65/85/105/128) - £62

760FSB TB Long scale Throughbody (45/65/85/105/128) - £52

760 B string 128 long scale- £12

760 B string 128 Short scale- £12

760 B 128 long scale, through body- £12

760 C string .029 long scale- £9 - OUT OF STOCK

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Super long scale - 37” - will fit Dingwall basses

Extra long scale - 35”

Long Scale - 34”. regular Fender Jazz/Precision basses

Medium Scale - 32”.

Short scale - 30”. Fender Mustang, Fender Musicmaster, Gibson SG basses

Since the Fifties and Sixties, La Bella's DEEP TALKIN'BASS Flat Wound Stainless Steel strings have been the first choice by many professional bass players. These long-lasting flat wounds are recommended for fretless basses."

La Bella 760FX (39/56/77/96)

La Bella 760FL (43/60/82/104)

La Bella 760FS (45/65/85/105)

La Bella 760FM (49/69/89/109)

La Bella 760FLB (43/60/82/104/128)

La Bella 760FSB (45/65/85/105/128)

La Bella 760FMB (49/69/89/109/128)

La Bella 760FLCB (29/43/60/82/104/128)

La Bella 760FSCB (29/45/65/85/105/128)

La Bella 760FMCB (29/49/69/89/109/128)



La Bella Strings is taking a new approach to flat wound bass strings – the result is the LIGHT TENSION FLEXIBLE FLATS series. Using the same techniques that have made the Deep Talkin’ Bass Stainless Steel Flat Wounds the best-selling flat wound set on the market, La Bella has adjusted the construction to create a lighter and more flexible alternative to our classic heavier flats.

The Light Tension Flexible Flats deliver the same classic sound but without the floppy-string effect associated with other light tension flat wound strings. These hand-wound and hand-polished strings are equipped with round cores for flexibility, and narrower ribbon wire to achieve that unrivaled smooth feeling uniquely characteristic to La Bella Strings.

-Stainless Steel Flat Wound
-Round cores for greater flexibility and narrower ribbon for an unrivaled smooth feeling
-Light Tension
-Total Tension in Lbs: 134.90 (1st 36.2, 2nd 34, 3rd 30.5, 4th 34.2)
-String Gauges: .042, .056, .070, .100
-Made in the USA with American Wire
-Packaged using MAP Technology (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) to prevent tarnishing and ensure freshness

La Bella 760T (60/70/94/115)


“Beatle” bass players can now enjoy that warm tone of our classic black nylon tape strings, precision-fit for their basses. Each handmade black nylon tape wound string is calibrated to fit the three different bridge types made by Hofner.

La Bella 0760 M "Original Oldies" - Donald "Duck" Dunn used the same strings on countless recordings with Otis Redding, and Booker T. and the MG's. They are the fullest and deepest sounding stainless steel flatwounds ever made.

0760M 4 String (52/73/95/110) £42

0760MB 5 string (52/73/95/110/128) £55

Fender Bassman VI set (26/35/44/56/75/95)  £65

760 FHBB Hofner Beatle Bass set (50/65/80/100) £42

760 FHB2 Hofner Beatle Bass set (39/56/77/96) £42

NEW FOR 2017!!!

We’re excited to introduce our latest take on the classic flat wound bass string -- La Bella Gold Flats. Our proprietary golden alloy ribbon wire used for the exterior wrap adds a tonal mid-range unlike any other flat wound on the market. La Bella Gold Flats also offer more attack and are slightly softer to the touch than our traditional stainless steel flat wounds. Our Gold Flats’ beautiful gold finish will look great on any vintage or modern bass.
  1. In keeping with La Bella’s tradition of hand-made products, our artisans use a special grinding process as a first stage to achieve a smooth string surface. Then to realize the proper buffed exterior, a meticulous method of hand polishing is applied to each string surface ensuring a smooth feel and easy playability. We hope you enjoy the hours of craftsmanship that went into each set!

  2. Due to the nature of the alloy, strings may appear dull over time. To keep your Gold Flats looking their best, you can restore them to their original luster by first cleaning them with rubbing alcohol, then by applying a brass cleaner on a clean cloth and rubbing the strings up and down until brightened. We suggest carefully removing your strings before cleaning.

  3. This particular set is NOT suitable for basses that string through the body.

    1. Flat Wound Golden Alloy; hand-polished for incredibly smooth finish

    2. Standard Tension

    3. String Gauges: .045, .065, .085, .105 (5 string set with 128B and 6 string set plus .029 C also available.

    4. Made in the USA with American Wire

    5. Packaged using MAP Technology (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) to prevent tarnishing and ensure freshness

  4. This particular set is NOT suitable for basses with bridges that require strings to pass through the body of the instrument. . All standard bass sets are LONG scale length (37" ball-end to silk i.e. string winding).

9 Grammy nominations. Four albums. More than a dozen soundtrack cuts. Nine years of electrifying live performances worldwide. Immeasurable kudos from musical idols and peers. Countless musical offspring. Still, Me'shell Ndegeocello remains an underground phenomenon, the artist everybody knows, the artist every musician studies, but the artist that seems unattached to the lure of commercial success. "I just make beats," she says, "I play my bass, express myself, search and that's it. Whatever else does or doesn't come with that in terms of the way people respond, that's cool. Bottom line, it's got to be sincere and its got to be funky. The rest, I can't f*ck with."

The socially conscious Me'shell Ndegeocello constantly continues to push boundaries with her brand of sophisticated mix of sweet, raucous, and deeply personal rock, jazz, funk, soul.

Mother of neo-soul, Me'shell Ndegeocello celebrates the release of her new record "The world has made me the man of my dreams"

Me'shell relies on the La Bella Quarter Wound 760QM.

Historical Background

In the 17th century, the small town of Salle in the Abruzzi region of Italy was considered one of the string centers in Europe. Local church records reveal that the most important string manufacturing families were Berti, Dorazio, Ruffini and MARI. Famous throughout Europe for fabricating the finest gut strings for lutes, guitars and violins, their craft also included constructing some of the earliest strings for wire strung instruments.


Established in the 1640's in Salle, the Mari family became one of the suppliers of violin strings to both Amati and Stradivari in Cremona. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries the "House of Mari" also operated a metal foundry that manufactured church bells.


In 1913, the two brothers, Emilio and Olinto Mari left the family business to seek new opportunities in America. They settled in New York City where they produced both gut and steel strings in their small apartment in lower Manhattan. As the word spread among musicians in the area, so did the popularity of their product. A local music store grew very fond of the high quality hand made strings the two brothers produced, and made them an offer to help expand. The first factory opened in the year 1914 on 170 Fifth Avenue. The American dream for the two young immigrants had arrived.  The business expanded in 1922 with the opening of a second factory in Lanciano, Abruzzi.


At the 1927 "First Exposition Trade Show" of Tripoli, North Africa, the Italian government awarded the "Gold Medal Diploma" to the company for their dedication and excellence as manufacturers. As a leading producer of high quality strings for the entire violin family including the harp, E. & O. Mari offered both " La Preferita" and the "La Bella Brand" of orchestral gut strings. Since the twenties the trade name " La Bella" has remained to describe a superior product. 


In 1937, with the outbreak of World War II on the horizon, E. & O. Mari decided to close their Italian factory. During the early Forties, the Manhattan operation moved to Long Island City, New York and remained there nearly forty years. Changing locations in 1981, the factory's present site is in Newburgh, New York.


Today E. & O. Mari/ La Bella Strings is still a family owned and operated company - passed from Olinto Mari to his daughter Elisabetta Mari and her son Richard Mari Cocco Jr., President and her grandson Eric Cocco, Vice-President. An advocate of the arts and music education worldwide- E. & O. Mari sponsors jazz and rock performance clinics, professional artist appearances and residencies. La Bella also supports many guitar festivals and competitions by subsidizing scholarships and awards.

We actually make a specific flat wound Mustang set just for these basses: 760FL-MUS (we just can't advertise them as Mustang's b/c Fender doesn't like that). I highly suggest this set over the round wound set, but if they'd like a round, any medium scale set would work. e.g RX Series, M Series, SN Series e.g. RX-N4A-M, SN45-M, M42-M, RX-S5D-M


I beg to differ about our scale lengths being complicated! Is pretty different across the board. 


Here's the most important info any bass player needs to know about our strings, which is our string length winding (scale is a useless term, especially when stringing through the body like with a Mustang bass or a Fender that strings through the body):


Short Scale - 32" Winding

Medium Scale - 34" Winding

Long Scale - 37" Winding

Extra Long Scale - 38" Winding

Hofner Beatle Bass Sets: 34" Winding

760F-MUS for Mustang Bass (through-body): 33.25" Winding 

Bass VI Sets: 35.5" Winding

Jaguar VI Sets: 32" Winding

Danelectro Sets: 32" Wound String Length