30" and 32" scale basses strings: what??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dreadhead, Apr 23, 2002.

  1. dreadhead


    Feb 1, 2002
    Hello! I've checked out a lot of sites, but I wasn't able to find what I was looking for. What brand make 30" and 32" strings? What are the names of these short models?
    I need your help... I've always used long scale strings on my basses!
  2. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Many makers offer shorter strings, though typically not in all string styles.

    GHS, Rotosound, Labella, Fender and D'Addario offer both 32" and 30".

    Danelectro and Alembic offer 30" sets.

    Thomastik-Infeld offers 32" sets.
  3. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    D'Addario's EXL-170S = Short scale medium gauge roundwound.

    D'Addario's EXL-170M = Medium scale medium gauge roundwound.

    Both of these are excellent short and medium SCALE strings. There are others out there, but these are the best buy going.