The Only String Worthy Of The Hofner Beatle Bass!
This has been my string of choice on all 3 of my Hofner basses since the mid-1990's. I have tried the Hofner brand strings as well as the Pyramid strings that are identified with Paul McCartney. He had used a lighter version of these strings in the early 1990's and so I thought I'd give them a try. I don't know what makes La Bella's so different from other "flat-wound" strings I've used, but your bass literally comes to life. La Bella's actually give my Hofner's a great amount of sustain, which they aren't known for. When they get about 2 or 3 months old, and start to deaden a little bit, the tone is buttermilk smooth with sustain. I'd recommend these strings, and have recommended these strings for a very long time. Good on you Sweetwater for making them available!