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La Bella Electric Bass Strings

La Bella traces its origins to the 1640s, although it took the company a few hundred years to get around to making electric bass guitar strings. It probably helped that electricity got invented along the way. And the electric bass.

Since the 1950s, La Bella has set the standard for electric bass strings. Tone, balance, playability, consistent quality — all of these factors and many more have built La Bella's reputation for making superb electric bass strings.

Making sure that strings are the correct scale length is critical to selecting electric bass strings. Keeping in mind that you measure scale lengths from the nut to the saddle, here are some tips:

1. Standard long scale sets have a 36.75" wound length (i.e., the distance from ball-end to silk/taper is 36.75").
2. Make sure the string's wound portion clears the nut but does NOT wrap around the tuning post.
3. Standard La Bella Flat Wounds are NOT suitable for basses that require strings to pass through the body of the instrument.

Lots more detail about scale length is available in a PDF you can download.

If you'd like to place a special order for any La Bella scale lengths you don't see here, contact us or visit our special order page.

Have a question about La Bella electric bass strings? Call 800-513-8271 to talk with our friendly music, strings, and gear experts or contact them online. They’re available Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. EST and Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

And remember: U.S. orders received weekdays before 3 p.m. EST ship the same day!