La Bella 2001 HT v. 10PH HT

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La Bella 2001 HT v. 10PH HT

Post by Flapjack » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:03 pm

I have used La Bella 2001 HT strings, but have not tried the 10PH. Can anyone compare the tone and playability of these strings to each other for me? I am experimenting with different strings at this point and any help would be appreciated.

I have also used Savarez 500 CJ (Corum/Cristal HT), 500 CR (Corum/Cristal NT), and Pro Arte EJ 44, so those can be used as points of reference if it will help. I have a set of EJ 45 waiting for the next string change.

Thanks in advance for sharing your perspectives with me.

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Re: La Bella 2001 HT v. 10PH HT

Post by Kintla » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:12 pm

Well, can't talk about LaBella HT 2001 but I have used LaBella 10PH. IMO the 10PH trebles are very good. I think you should give them a try and let us know what you think.

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Re: La Bella 2001 HT v. 10PH HT

Post by es335 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:04 pm

Kintla wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:12 pm
Well, can't talk about LaBella HT 2001 but I have used LaBella 10PH. IMO the 10PH trebles are very good. I think you should give them a try and let us know what you think.
Fully second this!
The 10PH trebles had been my favorites before discovering Daniel Mari 100p.
10PH are quite similar soundwise but do have different a gauge/tension profile, which may or may not suit your guitar!
Never cared for the 10PH basses which I perceived tight in sound and tension!

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Re: La Bella 2001 HT v. 10PH HT

Post by Flapjack » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:12 pm

Thank you Kintla and es335 for the replies. es335 - when you say that 10PH are "quite similar soundwise," are you referring to the 2001 or Mari strings?

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Re: La Bella 2001 HT v. 10PH HT

Post by es335 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:34 pm

The Mari strings! They sound warmer/sweeter than the 2001 IMHO!

The advantage of the Maris were in my case that b was thicker and g thinner than the 10PH which suited my guitar better!

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Re: La Bella 2001 HT v. 10PH HT

Post by Flapjack » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:04 pm

es335 wrote:
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:34 pm
The Mari strings! They sound warmer/sweeter than the 2001 IMHO!

The advantage of the Maris were in my case that b was thicker and g thinner than the 10PH which suited my guitar better!
Thanks for clarifying. I appreciate it. The La Bella 2001 trebles are, to my ears, the sweetest, most complex sounding trebles I have tried yet. They are also quite warm on my guitar, especially compared to the Savarez Cristal sets I have tried. I am not sure I would want to go any warmer than the 2001 trebles.

I will keep experimenting...

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Re: La Bella 2001 HT v. 10PH HT

Post by souldier » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:33 pm

I've personally found the La Bella 2001's MT trebles to be warm, sweet and colorful. I suspect their thick diameter yet low tension compared to other string brands contributes to this. These are my personal favorites so far and they are quite affordable.

I have a 10ph set that I have yet to try, but based one what some have said, I expect it to be higher tension, clearer, brighter and more projecting.
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Re: La Bella 2001 HT v. 10PH HT

Post by Flapjack » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:16 pm

souldier wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:33 pm
I've personally found the La Bella 2001's MT trebles to be warm, sweet and colorful. I suspect their thick diameter yet low tension compared to other string brands contributes to this. These are my personal favorites so far and they are quite affordable.

I have a 10ph set that I have yet to try, but based one what some have said, I expect it to be higher tension, clearer, brighter and more projecting.
Thanks for the feedback. Would you report back after you try the 10ph set? As I said earlier, I have tried the 2001 trebles, but a HT set. My impressions of them seem similar to yours.

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Re: La Bella 2001 HT v. 10PH HT

Post by souldier » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:20 pm

I'd imagine the HT would probably be even warmer because of the thicker gauge. I won't be changing strings for another month, but the 10ph will probably be the next set that I try. I'll let you know.
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Re: La Bella 2001 HT v. 10PH HT

Post by Flapjack » Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:31 pm

souldier wrote:
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:20 pm
I'd imagine the HT would probably be even warmer because of the thicker gauge. I won't be changing strings for another month, but the 10ph will probably be the next set that I try. I'll let you know.
Thanks!

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