THE FUTURE OF COATED STRINGS ARE NOT COATED.
Welcome to the next generation of extended-life strings. La Bella Vapor Shield™ strings are like no other string on the market because the surface of the string is modified during the treatment process. Coated strings are now a thing of the past.
NO FLAKES, NO CRACKS, NO PEELING. NO MUFFLED TONE.
Using a highly sophisticated Ionic Vapor Process™ developed by Acoustic Science, proprietary compounds are activated in a glow discharge electromagnetic plasma, and the surface of all strings are modified. The result is a string protected from dirt, oil, residue, and tarnishing. Most importantly, string playability and life is extended without flaking or compromising tone.
THE LA BELLA VAPOR SHIELD™ DIFFERENCE. The technology behind La Bella Vapor Shield™ is unlike any other string. The entire surface and full-length of all strings are treated with a nucleated polymer vapor material that requires hours of complex prep and processing; no spraying or dipping. The results are unmatched:
TONE. BRIGHTER than typical coated strings AND non-treated strings. Unlike traditional coated strings, Vapor Shield™ plain steel AND wound strings are treated, resulting in even tone.
FEEL. The Ionic Vapor Process™ improves the string’s surface properties, resulting in SMOOTHER plain steel and wound strings vs. both typical coated and non-treated strings.
LIFE-SPAN. Lasts 5x longer than non-treated strings.
ENDURANCE. No flaking after extended play. Impervious to grime, tarnishing and oil residue.
Nickel-Plated Round Wound & Plain Steel treated with Ionic Vapor Process™
Slick mutated surface is resistant to oil and grime
String Gauges: .010, .013, .017, .026W, .036, .046
Made in the USA with American Wire
Packaged using MAP Technology (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) to prevent tarnishing and ensure freshness
The PA 1 is a compact preamp for any preamplification purpose. Its adjustable boost control (trim pot) allows to preset the amount of boost up to +15dB.
Our Preamps offers a buffered low impedance output, which matches perfectly with the input on any amplifier, recording console or P.A. system. The low impedance output provides other great features. You can run a cable for up to 100 feet (30m) without loosing high frequency response.
The PA 1 is 9-Volt battery powered, adding an additional 9-Volt battery (18V) will ensure more headroom and longer battery life. The preamp can be combined with both active and passive pickups.