Thomastik Flatwounds for a Musicmaster
Just wondering if anyone has used the Thomastik JF324 strings on a Musicmaster? The strings say short scale 32", however the Musicmaster is 30" so just want to make sure I won't run into problems winding the thick part of the string on to the winder.
Any opinions/advice welcomed. Particularly interested in these strings as both my standard scale basses have Thomastik flats and I love the sound but would consider other options.
Also keen to hear from anyone who has used Pyramid Golds on a Musicmaster.
|JimmyM ||09-13-2013 01:19 AM |
You shouldn't run into problems. The tuners on Fenders are wide enough that even if a little of the fat part of the string does roll onto them, they shouldn't break. Now if they do break on you, don't come crying to me ;) but I've had to adapt long scale strings on my short scale basses sometimes to get the gauges I like and I've not had any unwind on me as long as the posts are decently wide.
|Luckydog ||09-13-2013 07:25 AM |
I put a very, very old set of long scale TIs on a short scale bass that my son's GF uses quite often. No problems at all, but as noted the windings are probably stressed at the posts, so I wouldn't try to remove and restring them.
|iiipopes ||09-13-2013 07:44 AM |
The scale of the MusicMaster is 30 inches. Then you have a little bit more than an inch from the bridge saddle to the anchor, and about an inch from the nut to the E tuner. That is 32 inches. If the measurement of the string from the ball to the beginning of the silk is 32 inches, then the strings will fit with no issues.
Jason has a great article about the confusing issue of bass scale versus string scales, and how the different kinds of bridges, headstocks and tuners factor into what strings to get for what bass. http://www.bassstringsonline.com/Fin...s_ep_46-1.html
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