medium scale strings on short scale bass

Totally agree with your description of the Rotosound Shortscale Bass strings……Unfortunately I ordered a set the day before I found this site…….oh well, hey ho! GHS Brite Flats Half Round Bass Strings Medium Scale Set - 4-String 49-108 Medium 3065. Most Short Scale Basses are eligible for free shipping. Hello! Really low tension and flexible, but with this super-warm, middly, punchy tone. I ordered a set of D’Addario Pro Steels online just to see if they made any difference before I sold the bass and well – the difference was night & day!!! They come .040, .060, .075 and .095. The scale of a guitar is defined by the distance between the bridge and the nut. I work for GHS, and would be happy to get you some of our “proper” short scale strings for you to review and comment on. Choosing the right strings is CRUCIAL to getting a good result from your short scale bass! Namely, this set: The La Bella 760FS-S are flatwound strings, which is my preferred bass string winding type (much easier on the fingers). Sorry Rotosound but in my opinion these strings are AWFUL!!!! Take your time doing it – there is a risk you could damage the string although I’ve done this countless times with no problem whatsoever. I used both of that short and long scaled basses mentioned here. The second set of strings to arrive were the TI Jazz round wounds. A Hondo Alien from the mid ’80s (this is a headless “paddle” bass with aluminum neck – a copy of the Kramer Duke) superb sustain, but it doesn’t give you a really deep sound; a Jack & Danny bass, a model made as a sample for the Musikmesse Frankfurt which is not officially sold in Germany (yes, this is my main instrument), and a Career bass I bought used as a backup for only 30,– €, this one sounds good but is not as good to play as the others. Their flatwounds have a great vintage tone and a nice feel. We stock a large variety of these basses from various manufacturers. short short scale. Rotosound Whether you're a student just starting out on bass guitar, a bass player with smaller hands, or just a lover of the short-scale bass punch and tone, you've landed in the right place. It’s a client built one Scott , black passive. Thanks SOOO much for those kind words – absolutely inspiring to hear how my small effort has helped so much. If you try any, please let me know how they sound. Thomastik-Infeld JR324 Bass Guitar Strings: Jazz Round wound 4-String Short Scale Set; Pure Nickel Rounds G, D, A, E Set 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 Electronics I’m just about to contact Rotosound in the hope they might consider making a dedicated short-scale set of these. I tried a set of these a couple of years ago. The solution to this problem is to buy a string set that is specifically balanced to a short scale bass instrument, and ta-da, the overtones go away. Short Scale Basses For Sale on Reverb.,, All Rights Reserved. This doesn’t work on Danelectro basses sadly due to their tiny little guitar-style tuners. My gratitude and thanks for a great review. I am a long time guitarist but a few days ago I had an opportunity to play 95′ korean Fenix SH, 30,5 scale. recommendations, hence I’m turning to you for some Both these sets have the afore mentioned thicker inner core. D’Addario’s flatwound strings are equally fabulous, although for some they sound a little bright and they are slightly higher in tension. Short Scale 30. Our Short Scale Nickel-Plated Steel Roundwound have a taper at 32″ from the ball end. Mine last at least 2 years and the complete set is only about 13,– € in Germany. After reading this I feel I’m making a more informed decision, so gonna start with what I know & like, with 105 Stainless Steel round wound (D’Addarios) and go from there. Thanks. D’Addario The set I used was the La Bella M42s – Hope this is helpful and good luck. 34.5″ total winding length before first taper. Sorry for the stupidly slow reply! Short Scale Bass Guitars A short scale bass guitar somewhat bridges the gap between a conventional guitar scale length and that of a full bass. Couldn’t agree with you more about the Rotosounds. Hi Scott, I recently bought a passive bass and got some D’Addario EXL160S Short Scale Bass (50-105) – they are too short by about 2cm the taper comes to halfway to the first fret! Anyone who has one of these will know the bridge is a nightmare, the basic tuning pegs are very basic and stay in tune for one song if you’re lucky, they used Strat pickups with the 6 magnets. I also own a Supro bass Huntington II. Super Slinky Nickel Wound Short Scale Bass Strings - 40-100 Gauge. I soooo wanted the bass to work for me, and whilst I loved the feel of the bass, and the Rotosound strings, the ‘out-of-tune’/overtone thing was driving me nuts and I was very close to selling the bass on ebay!! Thanx. Long Scale - 37" Winding If I play in D standard how to recompense strings tensions? Hi-Beam bass strings require much more time, care and extra steps to make than other bass strings. advice! Maybe you have the same problem? In the early days of electric basse… What's the deal with short-scale bass guitars...and do they live up to the hype? I can’t thank you enough for prolonging my career. Damn, sorry forgot to say…great, honest advice regarding string selection…..thank you! They haven’t got a clue what I’m talking about and the usual answer is, ” we will enquire with GHS and get back to you”. Hope you’re holding up ok under current conditions. Compare that to the length of the traditional long-scale basses (34″, made popular by the legendary Fender Precision Bass) or the less-common 32″ medium-scale (such as the Eastwoo… Our Short Scale strings have a winding length (distance from the outside of the ball to the silk/taper) of 32.75" long. Nigel. Ships within 7 Days. This bass is strung with Medium Scale D'Addario Chromes which have a 34" winding length from Ball End to Silk. I would like the most bass sound possible. 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Gauges: 40, 60, 80, 100 Bass - Steel - Medium Scale - 4-String Set These flatwound bass strings provide a clear, solid fundamental and superior tonal versatility—rolling off your bass’ tone knob takes you from a modern and articulate punch to the deep, mellow thump flats are famous for. If you like Rotosound strings then my advice would be to try using long scale Rotosounds a gauge higher than you’d use on long scale and cutting them down about an inch from where the silk wrapping starts. having problems with intonation with any string i try. 95 – I can’t find any references as to Scott. P.S. These qualities can be rare today so hats off to GHS! It needs thick strings and enough tension otherwise it keeps on buzzing on the frets or you have to raise the action so high that its really no fun to play it at all. . Both sets that turned up ended up too short for my SWB 1 so I presume they have sent me old stock. As I was solidly and happily using Roto 105 round wound stainless steel on the P bass and would then use the gigged strings on the Musicmaster as that was my gig spare. Hi Scott They are by far my favourite flatwound short scale strings!!! Very strong but not overpowering mids make for very musical and articulate playing, even with the tone rolled right off. Also, the second bass is to be tuned down to low B, I got rid of my 5 string and now intend to run two mustangs, one standard one tuned down. It wasn’t till I’d come to terms with a few things I sold my beloved P bass back to her last owner as she is too lovely to sit in a box, so got her out for a play for old times sake. Some basses, especially 5-strings, are 35” scale. I don’t know why Scott picks and chooses but doesn’t answer all these questions, but that’s not important. Are they available to be built and ship to the USA? GHS’s ‘Super Steels’ I found to be a very powerful, growly round-wound string. I’m out in Greece halfway up a mountain so internet shopping is my only choice which doesn’t help. So, total waste of money. I’ve ordered a couple of sets of GHS strings since they made thier winding length longer. For one thing, short-scale bass guitars sometimes use a slightly heavier string gauge than their long-scale brothers, which imparts a thicker tone. Furthermore, shorter strings require lower string tension for proper intonation, which gives both a looser, more “floppy” feel to the strings as well as fatter-sounding low notes. I have recently discovered your YouTube channel and am gradually working through the videos……all good so far! Hi Michael, Short scale basses are regarded as a viable option, offering a unique tone and a smaller, more playable neck. DBFS45125M. You’re seeing this ad based on the product’s relevance to your search query. I use them on three short scale basses. Brand, gauge, length, material… thanks! Finally I have some time to catch up on here. 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