1. La Bella Strings Presents LORDS OF THE LOW ENDS on Sept. 28th in NYC!

    July 24, 2013 by LCocco

    La Bella Strings in proud to present the exclusive bass event “Lords of the Low End” on Saturday, September 28th at the Cutting Room in New York City from 1PM to 5:30PM.

    Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit “Little Kids Rock,” a non-profit organization aimed to help restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged public schools. Open to the public, $10 tickets will enter attendees into a raffle for the chance to win over $10,000 of bass gear and accessories donated by sponsors and exhibitors. “Lords of the Low End” will feature performances by La Bella Strings endorsees/bass players such as the legendary Alain Caron, Ruben Rodriguez, Brian Bromberg, Igor Saavedra and more. Bass builders and bass accessory brands will be exhibiting today’s hottest products. Free bass tune-ups will also be available by master luthier Mas Hino.

    Sponsors and exhibitors include today’s best bass brands: Gruv Gear, Michael Tobias Design, Fodera, Bass on the Broadband, Alleva-Coppolo, Markbass, Veillette Guitars, Warwick, M.V. Pedulla Guitars, Sadowsky Guitars, Hipshot Products, Pigtronix Pedals, Citron-Guitars, F Bass, Lieber Instruments, Mey America and more.

    The Cutting Room is located at 44 East 32nd Street, New York, NY 10010 (between Park Avenue South and Madison Avenue). Tickets will be available for purchase when doors open at 1PM.

    Tickets can be purchased at the door on the day of the event or you can purchase them in advance at http://tickets.thecuttingroomnyc.com/event/345257-la-bella-strings-lords-low-new-york/. One ticket automatically enters you into the raffle for the chance to win great prizes donated by our sponsors. Buy more tickets to increase your chances of winning! All ticket sale proceeds benefit Little Kids Rock!

    For more information about “Lords of the Low End,” please contact a La Bella Strings at Info@LaBella.com.

    To learn more about non-profit organization “Little Kids Rock,” please visit www.LittleKidsRock.org.



  2. New 760T White Nylon Tape Wound Bass Set and 750N Light Gauge!

    January 24, 2013 by LCocco





    January 15, 2012


    Newburgh, NY – As the innovators of the Black Nylon Tape Wound bass set, La Bella introduces the 760T White Nylon Tape Wound set. Unlike the classic 760N set, the 760T White Nylon Tape Wound set is made with a transparent nylon wrapped over stainless steel underlays. The result is a brighter sound and even smoother finish, allowing players to effortlessly glide from note to note. The 760T set is extremely versatile and can be used for electric, fretless and acoustic basses.


    Additionally, La Bella is proud to expand its extremely popular Nylon Tape Wound bass series to include a Light gauge offering: .050 .065 .085 .105.  Both the Black Nylon Tape Wound and White Nylon Tape Wound will be available in the new light gauge:


    750T White Nylon Tape Wound  – Light, 4-String, .050 .065 .085 .105

    760T White Nylon Tape Wound – Standard, 4-String .060 .070 .094 .115

    750N Black Nylon Tape Wound – Light, 4-String, .050 .065 .085 .105


    All Standard Black & White Nylon Tape Wound bass sets are available in 5-String (.060 .070 .094 .115 .135) & 6-String (.043 .060 .070 .094 .115 .135) models.

    Additionally, all Light Black & White Nylon Tape Wound bass sets are available in 5-String (.050 .065 .085 .085 .135) & 6-String (.043 .050 .065 .085 .085 .135) models.

    As with all La Bella bass sets, all black and white nylon tape wound sets are Standard Long Scale, and available in Short, Medium and Extra Long scales.

    To purchase a set, please contact a La Bella dealer near you: www.LaBella.com/dealers/


  3. La Bella Artist EVA BENEKE Releases Christmas Album

    November 20, 2012 by LCocco

    German-born La Bella classical guitarist EVA BENEKE assembled a fantastic group of musicians including Grammy-winner Scott Tennant and arranger Mark Small. Beneke recorded the entire album on a 1952 Hauser. The album features guitar solos, guitar duos and several chamber pieces arranged for guitar, cello, violin and oboe/English horn. In addition to traditional German and English Christmas songs the CD includes holiday music by Bach, Haendel, Holst, Schubert and more. Beneke records the entire album with her favorite ARGENTO PURE SILVER HAND POLISHED set.

    [pro-player width=’530′ height=’253′ type=’video’]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Git1B_CMySI[/pro-player]

    “In Dulci Jubilo” was the result of a great guitarist falling in love with a great guitar. When Eva Beneke first played a 1952 Hauser that was here at GSI, she told us it would be a dream to record a CD on it. Thanks to the generosity of the new owner who about this time had just purchased it, we were able to borrow the guitar back long enough to record this very album. Eva decided it would be fitting to do an all-Christmas music album and assembled a fantastic group of musicians including Grammy-winner Scott Tennant and arranger Mark Small (who arranged for LAGQ’s Grammy-winning Guitar Heroes). GSI produced and recorded the CD.

    The CD features guitar solos, guitar duos and several chamber pieces arranged for guitar, cello, violin and oboe/English horn. In addition to traditional German and English Christmas songs the CD includes holiday music by Bach, Haendel, Holst, Schubert and more.

    Track Listing:
    1. Friedrich Silcher: Alle Jahre Wieder
    2. G.F. Haendel: Hallelujah Chorus
    3. after M. Praetorius: Es Ist Ein Ros’ Entsprungen
    4. Franz Schubert: Ave Maria
    5. Joy Medley
    6. J.S. Bach: Wie Soll Ich Dich Empfangen (BWV 248)
    7. J.S. Bach: Ich Steh An Deiner Krippen Hier (BWV 245)
    8. J.S. Bach: Siciliana (BWV 1001)
    9. In Dulci Jubilo
    10. Franz Gruber: Silent Night
    11. Maria Durch Ein Dornwald Ging
    12. O Tannenbaum
    13. Gustav Holst: In The Bleak Midwinter

    Purchase the album here on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-dulci-jubilo/id572398204

    Purchase the CD via Guitar Salon International:  http://guitarsalon.com/product.php?productid=4111


  4. Thermal And A Quarter Release New Album

    November 12, 2012 by LaBellaNews

    Acclaimed rock group THERMAL AND A QUARTER from Bangalore, India features guitarist BRUCE LEE MANI, bassist PRAKASH K N, and drummer RAJEEV RAJAGOPAL. With a sound that’s been described as Phish-meets-Steely Dan via Mahavishnu Orchestra, the stellar musicianship, hard-hitting lyrics, and fluid improvised style make every gig a unique experience. The group has already toured many countries around the world and just released its fifth album, 3 Wheels 9 Lives, a captivating 3-CD set that is sure to be a fan favorite and will help TAAQ to succeed in its goal for world domination! The album has already received high praise from Rolling Stone India with this excellent review:



    Visit TAAQ’s official website for more info, tour dates, music, videos, and a link to hear snippets from the new album:



    Like Thermal And A Quarter on Facebook:



    Check out some live videos and music from Thermal And A Quarter on the group’s YouTube channel:



    Bruce plays our Super Alloy 52 .010-.046 electric set and Phosphor Bronze .011-.052 acoustic set.

  5. La Bella Introduces Olinto Electric Bass

    November 5, 2012 by LaBellaNews

    La Bella Strings, America’s oldest continuously family-owned and operated string manufacturer, has teamed up with trusted friend and master luthier Mas Hino to create a line of handcrafted vintage-style basses. For decades, La Bella Strings have graced the basses of the finest musicians in modern recording history. After years of working with world-famous luthiers in developing cutting-edge strings, La Bella feels the natural next step is to introduce a bass that equally embodies the vintage tone that put La Bella on the map.

    Named after our company’s founder, each Olinto bass is individually handcrafted by master bass and guitar builder, Mas Hino. Based out of a New York City’s Lower East Side, Hino shapes each body by hand, working with only the finest cuts of wood. Bringing years of experience and knowledge to the table, Hino is able to make La Bella’s vision into a reality—a vintage-style bass equally as handcrafted as its vintage-style strings.

    It has been documented that players like James Jamerson, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Bob Babbit, and Pino Paladino all relied on La Bella Flat Wound strings to achieve a legendary tone. Over the years, there have been certain basses that together with our strings, created a fusion of sound quite like no other. Today, La Bella makes both the strings and now the basses to create that perfect sonic marriage.

    La Bella debuted the Olinto at Bass Player Live 2012 and it was a big hit! Now we are eager to share our handmade vintage-style basses with the rest of the world! Our handmade Olinto bass is available to purchase directly through our website! Check out the detailed specs and choose from Sunburst, Olympic White, Black and Natural finish. Order yours now!



    More info and detailed specs are available here:



  6. Classical Guitarist Roberto Fabbri Releases New Album

    November 2, 2012 by LaBellaNews

    Roberto Fabbri is recognized internationally as one of the leading contemporary classical guitarists, well known for his work as a performer, composer, author and educator. Roberto just released a new album called “Nei tuoi occhi,” which is his first for Sony Classical. Roberto also has over 30 publications for guitar that are available in 5 languages and distributed worldwide. He regularly gives concerts and master classes, and performs at guitar festivals around the world, including “Festival Internacional Andrés Segovia” in Madrid and his “International Guitar Festival City of Fiuggi.”

    Learn more about Roberto Fabbri, listen to samples of tracks of the album, and check out his performance schedule on his website:


  7. La Bella at Bass Player Live 2012

    October 8, 2012 by LaBellaNews

    We are looking forward to participating in BASS PLAYER LIVE 2012 on October 20 & 21 in Los Angeles! Bass Player Live will feature 2 days of clinics, exhibits, demos, and a star-studded Saturday night concert. Better yet, La Bella will be unveiling something very special! Stay tuned for our big news!!!

  8. La Bella Artist Andrew York Releases Double LP “Yamour”

    September 19, 2012 by LCocco

    Grammy Award-Winning La Bella classical guitarist/composer, Andrew York, releases double LP “Yamor” this week. Written over the last six years, the project was double funded through Kickstarter.com, leading to a double CD and double LP.  Recorded at Watersound Studios with one of the quietest and best sounding rooms in Los Angeles, engineered and mastered by GRAMMY-winning engineer Rich Breen, no expense was spared to make this the highest quality recording possible.  Please visit www.andrewyorkmusic.com to purchase MP3s, CD or Vinyl LP!

    Andrew York plays with 2001 Classical – Medium Hard Tension Set & the AH Argento Pure Silver – Hard Tension.



  9. Weekly Jazz Guitar Series at New York City’s ZirZamin Music Parlour

    August 24, 2012 by LCocco

    New York, NY — Starting on July 10th, 2012, La Bella Music Strings kicked off a weekly Tuesday night Jazz Guitar Series at ZirZamin, New York City’s favorite subterranean music parlour. The shows are hosted by guitar luminaries Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo, and feature an assortment of very special guest performers and entertainers including Bucky Pizzarelli, Gene Bertoncini, Saul Rubin and Lou Pallo of the Les Paul Trio.

    ZirZamin is located at 90 W. Houston Street in New York City and is easily accessible by public transportation. Shows begin at 7:30 PM and tickets are $10 at the door.

    Frank Vignola — www.FrankVignola.com

    Vinny Raniolo — www.VinnyRaniolo.com

    ZirZamin NYC — http://zirzaminnyc.com

  10. We’re Sponsoring the 2012 Woodstock Invitational Luthier Showcase

    May 21, 2012 by admin

    New York, NY – La Bella Strings is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase.  The annual event is an alternative guitar show, featuring contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed instruments, exhibited by their makers.



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