LaBella Black Tape Double Bass Strings are noted as being Ron Carter’s “string of choice.”
Months of R&D alongside Ron Carter and Attila Zoller resulted in the formulation of this string set that is soft and playable and has a strong bottom and response. These professional jazz strings are in many ways produced like LaBella Supernil, but LaBella Black Tape Double Bass Strings are constructed with a black nylon tape wrapped around a rope core. Great for jazz pizzicato solos, LaBella Black Tape Double Bass Strings combine the warm tone of gut strings and the sustain of steel, but without the headaches of gut or the metallic sound of chrome. LaBella upright bass strings are made in the USA with American wire.
Gary’s Thoughts: Don’t judge these strings fresh out of the package–once they settle in for a few weeks, they really even up. As does the pitch center and fundamental. LaBella Black Tape Double Bass Strings share a similar tension and feel of Thomastik Spirocore S42’s, but with a smooth black nylon wrap.
- Soft and playable
- Great for jazz pizzicato solos
- Smooth black nylon wrap