La Bella 5-String 750T-B-M White Nylon Tape Wound Bass Strings 50-135, Medium Scale £69.99 £58.33 RRP £80.95 £67.46 | Save: £10.96 £9.13 Buy View Add to wishlist I’m living in Spain now, but still have a band in Gloucestershire that I pop back to quite frequently. GHS’s ‘Super Steels’ I found to be a very powerful, growly round-wound string. 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. Long Scale - 37" Winding Namely, this set: The La Bella 760FS-S are flatwound strings, which is my preferred bass string winding type (much easier on the fingers). I agree with Scott says here – especially regarding the SS Roto’s – but I do use their long-scale 88’s on my Fender P and love them. But since GHS came up with their balanced set of 44-106 I’ve been using them exclusively. Both their flatwound and roundwound strings sound superb. Are you still doing custom jobs? Very helpful information – thanks. Here's the most important info any bass player needs to know about our strings, which is our string length winding (scale is a useless term, especially when stringing through the body like with a Mustang bass or a Fender that strings through the body): Short Scale - 32" Winding. 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. With a hexagonal steel core and nickel-plated steel windings, these strings have a balance tonality with plenty of bottom-end. http://www.aquilacorde.com/modern-instrument-sets/modern-instrument/2813/short-bass-one/?lang=en. Being into flashy-looking stuff I really hoped they’d sound amazing! Simply put – you won’t go far wrong using LaBella on your short-scale bass! Your bass has re-energised my playing, it feels so comfortable. DBFS45125M. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. DBFS40120S. The E string sounded dead all over the neck, and chords were just horrible. I also own a Supro bass Huntington II. This bass is strung with Medium Scale D'Addario Chromes which have a 34" winding length from Ball End to Silk. I love the fender growl, and I can get that from these Basses, but I find the tone/sound across all the strings a bit variable, can get punchy low, and nice treble, but the whole bass can sound a little inconsistent. http://intl.fender.com/en-AT/accessories/strings/, http://www.aquilacorde.com/modern-instrument-sets/modern-instrument/2813/short-bass-one/?lang=en, http://www.hofner-guitars.com/guitar-accessories/guitar-strings/bass-strings-contemporary.html. I don’t know why Scott picks and chooses but doesn’t answer all these questions, but that’s not important. Your thoughts would be greatly appreciated, Thanks, Mark. I’ve always had a set of 50-105 D’addario on my short scale basses, and even Eb tuning would sound great. I honestly though the bass must be a dud, with some serious problems I hadn’t spotted when I bought it. Easier to play and deeper in tone, these instruments are more popular than ever before! This is utterly ridiculous. Do you have plans for a 5 string version at all? LaBella short scale strings are fabulous! . Now both these are from Factory with strings bridge etc, haven’t been to my tech to set them up for me yet. Our Short Scale strings have a winding length (distance from the outside of the ball to the silk/taper) of 32.75" long. I was so bewitched by this guitar that I spent my last money on it. It’s a real shame because they feel great and playing fast on them is a breeze. Hi Liz – I, too, have a TW15 and would like to try flat-wounds (see below). 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! All that overtone/out-of-tune stuff you get with the Rotosounds is non-existent with D’Addarios. Gauge unknown at present. The description from D'Addario says that these strings will fit a 32" scale bass. I cant find anything on the subject! Under the bass string section of our website, we categorise our strings into ‘short scale sets’, ‘medium scale sets’ and so on. I’d order medium scale sets to be safe (you still need the extra length for through body stringing too). When I first plugged the Dano in after fitting the ProSteels I could not believe what I was hearing. Weird really as there is a clear market for bassists wanting to play lower notes. They are by far my favourite flatwound short scale strings!!! having problems with intonation with any string i try. By all means fire some across – I’d be very happy to check them out!! Thanks SOOO much for those kind words – absolutely inspiring to hear how my small effort has helped so much. All Rights Reserved. Do they fit on a 30″ Short scale bass? Brand, gauge, length, material… thanks! Really low tension and flexible, but with this super-warm, middly, punchy tone. Which gauge could You recommand for playing with a pick? Having not brought a set of bass strings for 15 years and not brought any short scale ones for well over 25 years the choice and the range in price has been a little overwhelming. You’re seeing this ad based on the product’s relevance to your search query. I checked the intonation and it was very slightly out, but not enough to produce such a bad sound. I’d be grateful for your help. Short Scale 30. Please feel free to email me at on scott@shortscalebass.co.uk if you have any questions. Based on the Medium Scale GHS Super Steels the gauges would be: .044 .063 .084 .106. What would be your choice of Flatwound strings for a Gibson eb3 There is a short scale (30") bass - which is superimposed over a medium scale (32") bass - which is superimposed over a full scale (34") bass. 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. Like to hear how you feel about DR short scale strings. Bass? I’ve also tried their piccolo bass strings on my short scales which are fabulous. i am having a difficult time finding string for my supro pocket bass. GHS D’Addario Thanks. Had the same problem with the E sting on that. The most obvious reason to play a short scale bass is its physical size. I have also another question, why is it ok not to change flatwound but not for roundwound? Recently discovered your basses via Ebay and was intrigued. Thanks Scott, very useful site for newcomers in the world of shorties as I am I appreciate! Finally I have some time to catch up on here. I like a string with a bit of tension, not too floppy. Michael, They usually do – just be careful if you need to wrap the thicker part of the string round the post. I had that fixed and are very satisfied with the bass. They do both a stainless & nickel range. I just got a secondhand 32″ scale bass and started looking around for strings. What we call “long-scale” basses have become more or less the standard scale length for basses, thanks to Leo Fender and the Precision Bass he introduced in 1951. 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. 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. Some manufacturers seem to simply make their strings shorter or longer depending upon the scale whereas others use a thicker core for their short scale strings. Hi Scott, Not a bad choice if nothing else is available – WAAYYYY better than Rotosound’s short scale strings. Website – http://intl.fender.com/en-AT/accessories/strings/. OK – I’ve never tried Pyramid strings, but it’s worth mentioning that guys like Paul McCartney used them which must say something!!! You can see that playing a Fender short scale bass resembles playing a long scale with a capo on the second fret. Just discovered this site and your facebook page, well played, very good. That’s a really useful review! GHS Precision Flats Flatwound Bass Strings Medium Scale - 4-String 45-095 Light 3120. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. The sets i tried were pretty low-tension and sounded bright & zingy. A quick but important note – some manufacturers produce short-scale bass strings that only work on 30″ scale basses. I find the E string to be particularly dead-sounding. The second set of strings to arrive were the TI Jazz round wounds. For a darker more vintage-sounding flatwound you might be better served with LaBella, Thomastik or Pyramid. resultantly my longscale gets played & my short scale doesn’t. I’ve only personally tried Thomastik JF324 Jazz-flats. 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. Hi Mel, I have recently discovered your YouTube channel and am gradually working through the videos……all good so far! GHS Brite Flats Half Round Bass Strings Medium Scale Set - 4-String 49-108 Medium 3065. And they do look VERY cool!! They combine winding techniques developed for DR’s long-lasting HI-BEAM™ bass strings and DR’s rich, full-sustaining RARE™ phosphor bronze acoustic guitar strings. Im looking strings for a five-strings short scale bass of 30′, any idea? They also tend to rise in pitch considerably just after being plucked/slapped, which adds to this out of tune vibe. 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. Their flatwounds have a great vintage tone and a nice feel. what would you recommend for SQ Jaguar Special? I used these on a tour I did with Steve Cropper and they sounded just ‘right’. I have (very) cheap Harley Benson Short scale P bass in the mail, which I intend to modify and string up as a piccolo……….should be fun! I’d go with GHS Precision Flats, personally. Chords sound great, the string are supple and very nice to play. Despite my limitations I thoroughly enjoyed myself so now she’s gone I have begun a mission to turn my old Musicmaster into a reliable bass that could, in theory, be used to gig. Nigel. Some basses, especially 5-strings, are 35” scale. Couldn’t agree with you more about the Rotosounds. I’ve ordered a couple of sets of GHS strings since they made thier winding length longer. I second that! Get the best price on Short Scale Basses at Guitar Center. 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 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! Short-scale basses have usually a 30″ scale length or a bit more, but always under 31″. Short Scale Medium Scale Extra Long Scale ... Thomastik Jazz Bass Flatwound Medium Scale 43-106 Bass Strings — $129.95 Regular price. I like your style!….. Any chace of a video discussing chords shapes especially in relation to Piccolo Bass? Also put a set on my Supro and sound and feel really great but I might try to find something a little brighter for my current projects. STAINLESS STEEL FLATWOUND SHORT SCALE BASS STRINGS 40-120. Would you have any string recommendations for a Gibson SG short-scale (30″) bass? BUT they last a LONG time and they are great for people who have allergies to other strings. While the immediate impact is obvious under the fingers in the form of a slightly floppier feel, this also impacts a string’s attack, … I have yet to check out the other three sets, but these Super-Steels have very quickly become my favourite round wound strings!! They sound very pure in tone and have good tension. Greetings from Germany. I would like the most bass sound possible. Very strong but not overpowering mids make for very musical and articulate playing, even with the tone rolled right off. Below I will talk about the various brands I’ve tried and give you a summary of my experience with them. Hope this is helpful and good luck. https://www.amazon.co.uk/GHS-5500-44-Regular-Medium/dp/B002NLW4HG/ref=as_sl_pc_tf_til?tag=shscbauk-21&linkCode=w00&linkId=&creativeASIN=B002NLW4HG. Maybe you have the same problem? I still need to leave a bass in the UK, but I’m missing my SWB. So, total waste of money. 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Thanks. Tried to string these on a 30" scale Fender (strings through the tail of the bridge, NOT through the body), and the silk windings hung over a good 1/4" onto the fretboard. Your Short-Scale Bass, Loud and Clear Short in scale with long-lasting sound, these nickel strings deliver the fat, round tone characteristic of our classic short-scale basses. Short Scale Bass UK © 2020. Thanx. PRODUCT SPECS. I’ve now resorted to asking the supplier what the winding length of thier short scale GHS strings is and whether they are old strings stock or not. 10/10. Scott, I jumped on here based on seeing your link on another forum.

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