Long-Scale Strings for String-Thru Fenders: Theory or Practice?
So I've been doing a ton of research on strings, scale lengths, bridge configurations and so forth as I prepare to buy a lefty Fender American Standard Precision Bass. In my past bass playing endeavors, I have very much enjoyed the feel, quality and sound of Ernie Ball Regular Slinky strings.
I have read many times on these forums that regular scale length strings will not work when strung through the body, because the winding when passing over the nut will be too thin (i.e. the full width of the resonating part of the string will not be in the nut notch, but rather the thinner part which winds around the peg).
This makes a lot of sense to me in theory, but I'm just wondering: has anyone really tried using regular strings on a string-thru bridge and had this problem? So that they've actually seen it happen that the fattest part of the string wasn't long enough to stretch from bridge to nut?
If anyone has any experience with that, I would very much appreciate hearing about it. And if long-scale strings truly are required, are there any particular kinds that are nickel, roundwound, long scale, and standard gauge (.105/.85/.65/.45), all at the same time?