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Strings for Epiphone Viola

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bombadilo, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Bombadilo

    Bombadilo

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    I'm basically new to bass playing and just need some quick help. Will these strings fit my Epiphone Viola, and which one would you recommend? (I've done some searching through the forum, just want to be sure they fit)

    D'Addario

    Rotosound

    Also open to other suggestions not much above that price range.
    Thanks.
  2. webmonster

    webmonster

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    I'm pretty sure the medium scale set is what I've got on my Epiphone Viola.
    The dude at http://www.bassstringsonline.com/ would know for sure & that is where I got mine from.
  3. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes you need medium scale strings for that instrument. As long as you order any of the string types in medium scale you are fine. However if you get the Rotosound 88s you will have to modify the nut.
  4. mjac28

    mjac28 50th Anniversary Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964 Gold Supporting Member

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    Get some labella flats
  5. Bombadilo

    Bombadilo

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  6. r0dr1

    r0dr1

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    Do you ear a demo of the rotosound tru bass they are very nice too
  7. mulambo

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    you can use long scale chromes with no problems. i do.
  8. Orpheus55

    Orpheus55 Supporting Member

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    I used D'Addario medium scale rounds on my old Epi Viola. The ball-ends had to be carefully coaxed through the tailpiece--a little filing did the trickp--and they worked great. I tried the medium scale chromes, and they were fine but lacked definition in my band's mix.
  9. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User Supporting Member

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    I have old long scale Fender flats on mine. Fit great.

    The Epi Viola has bass machines on it, so it's not as picky with string lengths.

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