Bass strings and set up for short scale bass guitar??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by unknownaleks39, May 8, 2021.

  1. unknownaleks39


    May 8, 2021
    Hi, so i have a squier vintage modiffied jaguar short scale bass. And I want to change the strings, with a step up heavier gauge of strings. Right now the strings are i believe 40-95 wich is light? My question is can i fit a slightly heavier gauge without causing problems?and can the strings actually fit the nut ? I live in Bulgaria and in my town there isn't alot of stores or people that i can I ask. I like how it plays now, but i would like to get a fatter tone more bassy sound if that sounds right. And what strings would you recommend for fatter thump and tone ??
  2. user362432

    user362432 Guest

    Dec 27, 2002
    What kind of strings are right now on? Brand? Roundwound ot flat?
    The heavier strings do not get you "fatter" sound.
    I think there is a Jaguar Club here. Maybe to talk to someone in that group about it.
  3. I have same bass and really like it. The first thing I did was upgrade the pickups. Seymour Duncan PBass and a DiMarzio bridge. I played it for a couple of years using D'Addario XL Nickel 45-100 and was happy with the sound it had. I must admit that the pickups cost more than the instrument, but I like this particular bass enough to justify the cost. Recently I installed GHS Precision Flats and now get a very nice bass and thump sound. upload_2021-5-13_22-37-23.png