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. Add to Cart. The range of dedicated short scale bass strings available is relatively limited, although there are thankfully still enough to suit all of us! I’m just about to contact Rotosound in the hope they might consider making a dedicated short-scale set of these. It’s a client built one Scott , black passive. Due to ill health I’d hardly played for a long time. They’re extremely enthusiastic and passionate  about what they do, and they seem to genuinely care about their customers and were so helpful answering any all my questions. 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. 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. Each bass guitar string produces a bright, balanced tone. Now it’s my primary bass (for now, miss the feeling of a plank of wood in my hand) so gotta show her some love. IN STOCK! Well in truth they sounded ok. , Please send me an email on scott@shortscalebass.co.uk and I’ll send you my mailing address…, Need flatwound & Brite flats for a Jaguar VM short scale bass.Suggestions please. Thomastik-Infeld 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!! Any suggestions? The most obvious reason to play a short scale bass is its physical size. You’re seeing this ad based on the product’s relevance to your search query. Save $10. But the scale can be even shorter than that, such as with the legendary Airline Pocket Bass, which has a 26.5″ length (and is now being reissued by Eastwood Guitars.) I tried a set of these a couple of years ago. DBFS45125M. I have GHS Bassboomers on it. The Thomastik JF324 are for 32″ scale. – I can’t find any references as to RARE™ Acoustic Bass Strings are constructed with a phosphor bronze wrap wire wound on a round core, delivering a fatter, louder sound and a deeper bottom. Scott, I jumped on here based on seeing your link on another forum. m). The scale on thier version is 26.5. The set I used was the La Bella M42s – http://www.labella.com/products/m42/. BUT they last a LONG time and they are great for people who have allergies to other strings. Please note this list of new basses is updated every week, however to find out what is in stock from each manufacturer more accurately please click on their name in the left hand menu. If the speaking length of the string is wound around the post, the string may then be prone to breakage. Hi Scott I recently purchased a short scale ’76 Rickenbacker 3000 bass, and I’m looking for the best flatwound strings to use? Now both these are from Factory with strings bridge etc, haven’t been to my tech to set them up for me yet. Are they available to be built and ship to the USA? Many thanks, Baz Miller. PRODUCT SPECS. When I got my first short scale, a Danelectro Longhorn, the only short scale strings available locally were Rotosound. $24.99. 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 have also another question, why is it ok not to change flatwound but not for roundwound? The second set of strings to arrive were the TI Jazz round wounds. what would you recommend for SQ Jaguar Special? – there’s not many of these basses around, so it’s difficult getting “ANY” info. $26.99. Below I will talk about the various brands I’ve tried and give you a summary of my experience with them. classic & heavy, also middle of the road on occasion, but always want that growl and bite. When I first plugged the Dano in after fitting the ProSteels I could not believe what I was hearing. Anyroadup looking for a replacement fot the Rotosound disaster, which Labella set are the “growlers”, I’m a bit confused by the range……but I do like a growler! Being into flashy-looking stuff I really hoped they’d sound amazing! 95 D’Addario I’d be grateful for your help. It took some futzing with to get the E string on my Longhorn though due to the silk wrappings. Also is shipping affordable? 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). They come .040, .060, .075 and .095. For one thing, short-scale bass guitars sometimes use a slightly heavier string gauge than their long-scale brothers, which imparts a thicker tone. The next best string IMO for the SG are the SS D’Addario Chromes in 45-100 or the medium-scale Nylon Tapewounds in 50-105, provided you don’t mind the black strings. I still need to leave a bass in the UK, but I’m missing my SWB. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. LaBella They also tend to rise in pitch considerably just after being plucked/slapped, which adds to this out of tune vibe. 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. While the 34″ scale is now considered the standard, it wasn’t always so. Short Scale Basses For Sale on Reverb. They never do. Looking for informations about short and medium scale basses I found this page and Your SWB model, which seems to be very interesting too. Bass? D’Addario’s flatwound strings are equally fabulous, although for some they sound a little bright and they are slightly higher in tension. Our Short Scale strings have a winding length (distance from the outside of the ball to the silk/taper) of 32.75" long. Some Advantages Of Playing a Short Scale Bass. 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. I like a string with a bit of tension, not too floppy. The gauge is very important with short scales, as to my ears anything under .105 for the E string gives it a floppy feeling. But since GHS came up with their balanced set of 44-106 I’ve been using them exclusively. I’m out in Greece halfway up a mountain so internet shopping is my only choice which doesn’t help. I just got a secondhand 32″ scale bass and started looking around for strings. The medium scale Jazz is like putting a capo on the first fret of a long scale. I tune ADGB and CANNOT find short scale strings to support down tuners. It is possible to use long scale strings on many short scale basses – more on this later…). 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. Quick View. Love it apart from the string headache. . I cant find anything on the subject! I do hope that this gives you some help in choosing your first set of short scale strings, or if you’re looking to change. Our Short Scale Nickel-Plated Steel Roundwound have a taper at 32″ from the ball end. Based on the Medium Scale GHS Super Steels the gauges would be: .044 .063 .084 .106. 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. Quick View. OK – I’ve never tried Pyramid strings, but it’s worth mentioning that guys like Paul McCartney used them which must say something!!! Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Thanks SOOO much for those kind words – absolutely inspiring to hear how my small effort has helped so much. 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. I use them on three short scale basses. Under the bass string section of our website, we categorise our strings into ‘short scale sets’, ‘medium scale sets’ and so on. In the early days of electric basse… Short-scale basses have usually a 30″ scale length or a bit more, but always under 31″. 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. Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Short Scale Electric Bass Strings are made from nickel plated steel wrapped around a hex shaped steel core wire. Short scale basses have become more popular of late and this is due to the warmer tone and the ease of playing. And they do look VERY cool!! I have recently discovered your YouTube channel and am gradually working through the videos……all good so far! If a short scale is too far on the intonation spectrum, consider a medium scale bass as a compromise between the two. Other basses are ‘medium scale’ – 30"-33” – and others are ‘short scale’ – 30” or less. I’d go with GHS Precision Flats, personally. Super Slinky Nickel Wound Short Scale Bass Strings - 40-100 Gauge. Thanks. resultantly my longscale gets played & my short scale doesn’t. i prefer flatwound, but roundwound will do if it’s what you recommend. I am a long time guitarist but a few days ago I had an opportunity to play 95′ korean Fenix SH, 30,5 scale. This bass is strung with Medium Scale D'Addario Chromes which have a 34" winding length from Ball End to Silk. The problem was that the nut was to high. I also own a Supro bass Huntington II. DBFS45105. 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. Some basses, especially 5-strings, are 35” scale. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. A quick but important note – some manufacturers produce short-scale bass strings that only work on 30″ scale basses. i am having a difficult time finding string for my supro pocket bass. especially the e string needs the tension to sound well. mm. Baby steps is the way…. Like to hear how you feel about DR short scale strings. But was looking advice on strings, some places say bridge replacement can help too, although the size of the body might not take a badass for example, or fender hi-mass. The sets i tried were pretty low-tension and sounded bright & zingy. The main difference between a Short Scale vs Medium Scale Bass is that a “medium scale” bass generally comes in at 32 inches, versus 30 inches for a short scale and 34 for a long scale. D’Addario’s round-wounds are the most consistent and pro-sounding short scale roundwounds on the planet imho! The real shortscale one with original Gibson three studs bridge. String choice is of course a very personal thing and these are only my personal opinions…. Not a bad choice if nothing else is available – WAAYYYY better than Rotosound’s short scale strings. 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. Our 4 String Medium Scale Bass Guitar strings are the perfect compliment to any 31-32″ bass guitar. I’m living in Spain now, but still have a band in Gloucestershire that I pop back to quite frequently. I’d order medium scale sets to be safe (you still need the extra length for through body stringing too). What a difference. I’ve just taken delivery of two Fender Mustang Offset P/J Basses, new 2016 models. She now wears new hardware (Schaller 3D 4 bridge and some pre loved Schaller tuning pegs). Hi-Beam bass strings require much more time, care and extra steps to make than other bass strings. There’s a hot rail pick up and a new wiring loom on order so that just leaves strings. – I’d love to think the Thomastik flats would work, but will they fit? What would be your choice of Flatwound strings for a Gibson eb3 Another string manufacturer to try could be Newtone as I hear they they can make specific lengths and gauges, British to! Also, I’m interested in buying your custom short scale. 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. Designed to fit 30.5" scale basses, the string length is 48" with a taper at 32.5". Which gauge could You recommand for playing with a pick? P.S. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in, All customers get FREE Shipping on orders over $25 shipped by Amazon, Cat lover t shirts for crazy cat people like you. http://www.aquilacorde.com/modern-instrument-sets/modern-instrument/2813/short-bass-one/?lang=en. Medium Scale - 34" Winding. Are you still doing custom jobs? 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!!! Get the best price on Short Scale Basses at Guitar Center. 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! Both sets that turned up ended up too short for my SWB 1 so I presume they have sent me old stock. Nothing special, good-enough, not as bright as others. recommendations, hence I’m turning to you for some . Im looking strings for a five-strings short scale bass of 30′, any idea? So, total waste of money. LaBella short scale strings are fabulous! Sorry Rotosound but in my opinion these strings are AWFUL!!!! I am trying to make my mind up about flat wound strings for a Tanglewood TW15 Baby Bass 26.75″ scale, came across these new Short Bass One strings made by Aquila and wondered if you had tried them? Simply put – you won’t go far wrong using LaBella on your short-scale bass! How do the Chowny ones stack up against your originals? I think they sound close to the Fender electric strings and they are really good. They used to be called ‘Hard Rockin’ Steels’ but are now just Stanless Steel Roundwound. They are by far my favourite flatwound short scale strings!!! I was bass player once during my early stage being a string musician, but now I'm a lead guitarist by now. 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. I’ve only personally tried Thomastik JF324 Jazz-flats. Choose your gauge, enter your quantity, and then click add to cart. I was so bewitched by this guitar that I spent my last money on it. This is the ideal taper-length for most 29″ and 30″ scale basses. Really low tension and flexible, but with this super-warm, middly, punchy tone. Keep your eye on the blog, or maybe ‘like’ the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/shortscalebass/ to keep up to speed with it’s progress. When you set up the SWB-1 basses, what strings do you put on? 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 see You recommend GHS 44-106 for standard E tunning I guess. 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. Finally I have some time to catch up on here. They do both a stainless & nickel range. This is utterly ridiculous. any suggestions? which string set do you recommend? If I play in D standard how to recompense strings tensions? Do you have plans for a 5 string version at all? All Rights Reserved. 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… I used these on a tour I did with Steve Cropper and they sounded just ‘right’. I have yet to check out the other three sets, but these Super-Steels have very quickly become my favourite round wound strings!! Whilst I quite love Rotosound’s long scale strings, their short scale offerings suffer with terrible overtones, particularly the low E. It’s so bad that if you fret an A at the 5th fret on the E string, it simply sounds out of tune. You may try the “Höfner Contempary Bass Strings roundwound HCT1133R”. Ugh, I hate silks. This type of breakage is not covered by our normal warranty. On most shorties you’ll have to carefully wrap a little of the wound part of the string round the tuning post. On mine which is due tomorrow, they should be GHS Super Steels, which are stainless steel. Bass strings on a short-scale are under less tension that on a long scale so if you’re used to using say 40-95 on a long scale, you may need to go up a gauge to 45-100 to get the tension back to where you like it. By all means fire some across – I’d be very happy to check them out!! Any recommendations on the best flats to go on a Gretsch Junior Jet? For example: the Hofner Violin Bass is a 30" scale bass, but with the bridge, it actually requires a set of strings with at least a 34" winding length, which depending on the string brand, is considered medium scale. Can I use flat wound strings (it has an under saddle pickup)? 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. That’s a really useful review! 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. Mine last at least 2 years and the complete set is only about 13,– € in Germany. I play Rock. Hopefully Scott can confirm this. Fender Website – http://intl.fender.com/en-AT/accessories/strings/. The E string sounds a bit dead compared to the others, has strange indertones and was a disaster to intonate, pluck the string at the twelfth and its starts off about a quater tone sharp then settles down to pitch, which makes intonating fun!….This was the case with all the strings, however I like the tension of them, but they will have to go as I just can’t cope when at certain frets they sound out of tune, a real shame…..in the grand scheme of things they are cheap, but its still a waste of good beer tokens! 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. I’ve also tried their piccolo bass strings on my short scales which are fabulous. Short scale basses are regarded as a viable option, offering a unique tone and a smaller, more playable neck. 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 When fitting Rotosound Bass Strings, be sure that the silked part of the string ONLY is wound around the machine post. 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. Just purchased a new pocket bass from eastwood, but i prefer tape wounds. I’ve always had a set of 50-105 D’addario on my short scale basses, and even Eb tuning would sound great. I prefer the short scale, I play a mid scale 32″ at the moment. The strings are lovely and bright, but in a balanced way, i.e. I’ve tried Fender’s acoustic and electric short scale bass strings and like them both. I believe most of the prejudice towards short scale basses comes from the 40-90 sets they usually come with. GHS I’m working with a local supplier to have stock of them very soon. 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Rotosound Just discovered this site and your facebook page, well played, very good. What's the deal with short-scale bass guitars...and do they live up to the hype? I too have this question, Nigel. just enough ‘grit’ in there when playing finger-style or with a pick, but switch to slapping/tapping techniques and there’s all the sparkle you could wish for. 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. Add to Cart. Gauge unknown at present. I’ve just fitted a set of their PSD BASS 99 (Piano String Design) to one of my SWB-1’s and they sound awesome! Short Scale 30. René. The first thing I’d say about GHS is what a fantastic company they are to deal with. $105.00. Here in the UK the most commonly available sets os short scale strings are Rotosound’s RS66s 40-90 stainless steel roundwound & RS77s monel flatwound 40-90. Your bass has re-energised my playing, it feels so comfortable. Extra long scale is longer than 34”. What am I going to do? I’m and old f**k who already had short arms and fingers and had played my priceless old Precision for years. If you try any, please let me know how they sound. It’s a real shame because they feel great and playing fast on them is a breeze. I’ve got a set on order as we speak so will report back when fitted and tried. I want to try it in drop C tuning. The scale of a guitar is defined by the distance between the bridge and the nut. I used both of that short and long scaled basses mentioned here. Most Short Scale Basses are eligible for free shipping. I checked the intonation and it was very slightly out, but not enough to produce such a bad sound. Thanx. short short scale. You get a long-scale type tone from a short scale bass with these. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. thanks for this very informative post, i like to do a bead tuning on ahort scale bass. When a short-scale bass is tuned to standard pitch, its strings will be looser in comparison to a 34"-scale bass with strings of identical mass. All the best to you and yours, Jon, advice! 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. Had the same problem with the E sting on that. Recently discovered your basses via Ebay and was intrigued. If you love great short-scale Fender basses such as the Musicmaster™, Bronco™ and Mustang®, there's no better way to enhance the full sound of your instrument while maintaining optimal tuning stability. Weird really as there is a clear market for bassists wanting to play lower notes. Hope you’re holding up ok under current conditions. The E string sounded dead all over the neck, and chords were just horrible. 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