La Bella, HAND MADE STRINGS, Quarter wound 760QM, QL, QLMB :: For Sale, UK, EU Basses Guitars Accessories at Bass Direct: Warwick, UK


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Quarter round/Ground wound - smoothed off round wound strings

760QL long scale (42/60/82/104) - DISCONTUNUED

760QM long scale (43/63/85/107) - DISCONTUNUED

760QL XL extra long scale (42/60/82/104) - £35

760QM Medium Scale (45/63/85/107) - DISCONTUNUED

760QM Short Scale (45/63/85/107/128) - DISCONTUNUED

760QM XL extra long scale (45/63/85/107) - £35

760QMB long Scale (45/63/85/107/128) - DISCONTUNUED

760QMB Medium Scale (45/63/85/107/128) - DISCONTUNUED

760QM 029 C String, Long scale - £11

760QM 128 B String, Long scale - £13

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Tel: 01926 886433


To be discontinued in 2017

La Bella 760QM Deep Talkin
  These "Quarter round" strings are slightly ground to a smooth finish, not as much as half round strings. The strings retain a bright tone with the advantage that they are not as rough to the fingers as a regular round wound string. Both frets and fingerboard will not wear as quickly.

La Bella 760QL (42/60/82/104)

La Bella 760QM (45/62/85/107)

La Bella 760QLB (42/60/82/104/128)

La Bella 760QMB (45/62/85/107/128)

La Bella 760QLCB (29/42/60/82/104/128)

La Bella 760QMCB (29/45/62/85/107/128)

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