It's a short scale. Some prefer to buy 'short scale strings'. My first bass was a Hofner 500/1 and I have used long scale strings without issues. You just trim them and wind them.
You pick the gauges as you like. Somewhere between .40 - 100 or .45 - .105 would suit, any heavier and you'd probably have to adjust the neck.
Lefty Union, serial no: 111
DIY Custom Bass Club, serial no: 19.
Last edited by synaesthesia : 11-01-2013 at 02:18 PM.