Strings break at ball end. Happiness ends abruptly.
February 11, 2019
Installed a set on my vintage classical last week. The set is so different than a standard classical set that it takes a few minutes to decide whether you like it or not. I liked it rather a lot. After playing for a couple of hours, I put the guitar back in the case. When I opened the case the next day, the E-1st string had broken at the ball end. I ordered a few singles to replace the broken string, but before the new strings arrived the D-4th had broken (while in the case, as well).
I am impressed with the sound of the strings, but altogether unimpressed with the ball ends. La Bella should sell the same set without the ball ends. I'd be happy to tie them on myself.