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flatwounds for short scale

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by unclebass, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. unclebass

    unclebass

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    I occasionally play a Danelectro Long Horn bass at our friday night prayer meetings. The strings on it are likely well over 10 years old, and are rusty in several places. I have the chance to purchase a set of GHS stainless steel precision flatwounds 45-95 from craigslist for $10. Does anyone have experience with these strings? How do they sound on a short scale? It currently has roundwounds on it, and they sound pretty good, but I know it's time for new ones. Open to any other suggestions for strings...
  2. Marton

    Marton

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    Are they made for a short scale ? If they're aren't, just buy a proper set.
  3. unclebass

    unclebass

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    yes, they're short scale strings new in the box.
  4. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

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    Be careful most flat wound SS bass strings will not go thru the E tuner's hole. I had to use a drill to open the post up to allow the E string from my SS Chromes to work...just saying.
  5. Diesel Kilgore

    Diesel Kilgore

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    GHS P flats are a very classic sounding flat. I run them on my Jag and enjoy them. You can get them at BSO for about $25 shipped to you.
  6. Root 5

    Root 5

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    He should be okay with a .095" E
  7. fretlessguy

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    I used short scale GHS Precision flats on my Longhorn when I owned it. Wonderful! Have fun. Yes, it may have to have the hole slightly enlarged (I didn't on mine).

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