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Lynx and Labella flats

Postby jamie » Sat Dec 06, 2014 5:54 am

Upgraded my Lynx strings to Labella 760FM, 49-109.

Only setup issue was to lower the saddles and set the intonation.

The Microtilt is backed off completely. No trussrod adjustment was required.

The Lynx now has a "Big Bottom".

BTW, the SB1 left the building due to an offer I couldn't refuse.

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Re: Lynx and Labella flats

Postby bdgotoh » Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:34 am

How's the tension on those flats, Jamie? I tend to prefer medium to low tension strings.
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Re: Lynx and Labella flats

Postby jamie » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:57 pm

Once the strings settled in, tweaked the Microtilt 1/4 turn. Trussrod tweaked 1/8 turn.


For tension, the Labella medium "Deep Talking" would compare to the D'Ads Chrome.


The Labella "Deep Talking" medium set is installed on the Lynx.

They make "Deep Talking" sets that are Light and Extra Light.

Labella now makes Low Tension Flats for 4 string and 5.

Labella makes string-thru-body strings for old Fenders and MusicMans.

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Have a set of the DR flats on my SB1. The DR's tension is more than the TI JF344, and less than the D'Ads Chromes.
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Re: Lynx and Labella flats

Postby bdgotoh » Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:50 pm

Thanks Jamie, I'll check those out.
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Re: Lynx and Labella flats

Postby Mr. Mom » Thu Dec 11, 2014 6:34 am

I prefer the DR flats. IMO a little less tension and more focused than the laBellas. (YMMV, etc etc.) BUT, they are definitely in the same ballpark as the LaBellas.

If low tension is your thing the TI flats are hard to beat.
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Re: Lynx and Labella flats

Postby Golem » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:21 pm

Mr. Mom wrote:I prefer the DR flats. IMO a little less tension and more focused than the laBellas. (YMMV, etc etc.) BUT, they are definitely in the same ballpark as the LaBellas.

If low tension is your thing the TI flats are hard to beat.


+1. WHenever wherever I can't use or can't afford
the TI JFs, I find the DR flats are a fine 2nd choice.

Frinstintz, on my string-thru SR4 the TI JFs were
either too short of too long [regular or XL, neither
was just right] but the DRs fit really well. Anywho
since I already had another SR4 [top load bridge
type] strung with TI JFs, the DRs gave me a new
voice in my herd/flock.

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Re: Lynx and Labella flats

Postby jamie » Fri Dec 19, 2014 8:37 am

I installed the Labellas on the Lynx the 6th of this month.

Noticed yesterday that they had "softened", and had "lost" their initial "hard" high-tension feel.

Have played em in for approx an hour a day.

Sounds great through the 1968+ Ampeg Portaflex with the Theile cab.

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Re: Lynx and Labella flats

Postby Golem » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:29 pm

jamie wrote:I installed the Labellas on the Lynx the 6th of this month.

Noticed yesterday that they had "softened", and had "lost" their initial "hard" high-tension feel.

Have played em in for approx an hour a day.

Sounds great through the 1968+ Ampeg Portaflex with the Theile cab.

jamie


Most flats need a little stretching and massaging at installation.
Then they stay pretty stable tonewise for about a hawgz age.

Also the question of whether you need to "break" them a bit at
the saddle. Saddle shape/design definitely alters tone. E-strings
and B-strings arching over a typical cylindrical barrel shaped
saddle for a different kind of "saddle". IOW, a more flexible
string, like your thinner strings, rounds around the saddle and
departs directly from the curve and mass of the saddle, but the
stiffer strings ... specifically the speaking section of the stiffer
strings, departs NOT from the barrel saddle but from a stiff 2 or
3mm of that string that is NOT participating in the speaking
length of that string. It's that last bit of string before the string
actually touches the saddle, and that last bit is sorta a saddle
unto itself, and of unintended design/shape/mass.

The tricky thing about this "extension" of the saddle structure is
that it's NOT stable over time. Even if you don't dare to "break
it in" over the real saddle, that "extension" will slowly break in
on its own, possibly disappearing entirely.

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Re: Lynx and Labella flats

Postby Ken Baker » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:11 pm

Mr. G is absotively right!

Reinforcing the witness point.

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