Strings for Epiphone Viola

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

  1. Bombadilo


    Dec 7, 2013
    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)



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


    May 19, 2013
    New Zealand
    I'm pretty sure the medium scale set is what I've got on my Epiphone Viola.
    The dude at would know for sure & that is where I got mine from.
  3. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Supporting Member Commercial Seller Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    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. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Get some labella flats
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  6. Bombadilo


    Dec 7, 2013
  7. r0dr1


    Aug 19, 2013
    Do you ear a demo of the rotosound tru bass they are very nice too
  8. you can use long scale chromes with no problems. i do.
  9. Orpheus55

    Orpheus55 Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Port Charlotte, FL
    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.
  10. landau roof

    landau roof Reupholstered User

    Jul 29, 2010
    Downstate CA
    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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