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La Bella Strings Introduces Vapor Shield Treated Strings

The new strings are created using a highly sophisticated ionic vapor process.

Newburgh, NY (May 27, 2015) -- La Bella Strings is taking a new approach to extended-life strings, adopting a technology superior to typical coated 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.

Using a highly sophisticated Ionic Vapor Process developed by Acoustic Science, proprietary compounds are activated in a glow discharge electromagnetic plasma, modifying the string’s entire surface. The result is a string protected from grime, tarnishing, and oil residue. Most importantly, string playability and life is extended without flaking or compromising tone.

Unlike typical coated strings, the entire surface and full length of all Vapor Shield strings are treated with a nucleated polymer vapor – no spraying or dipping.

  • Tone: Brighter than typical coated strings AND non-treated strings. Unlike competitors, plain steel strings are also 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. 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.

Vapor Shield strings are available in electric guitar, acoustic guitar, and electric bass, in multiple gauges.

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