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Best Half Rounds for Through Body Stingray

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by W.Roberts, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. W.Roberts

    W.Roberts Banned

    Oct 20, 2015
    Have on now D'addario ENR71SL on a Stingray Classic 4. Unfortunately the gauge is too light. Does there exists half rounds in super long or thru-body option that are heavier and endure daily playing?
  2. Bob Clayton

    Bob Clayton Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    I have the medium long scale halfrounds on mine and they fit the thru-body fine with plenty left at end. no reason for super long scale.
  3. The required winding length on my through-the-body 'Ray is 37 inches. You'll want to check your winding length and buy based on that, rather than by long or super-long or ultra-long with a cherry on top from manufacturer descriptions.
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  4. W.Roberts

    W.Roberts Banned

    Oct 20, 2015
    Ernie Ball wrote "The string length from the ball end to the fretboard side of the nut is 36 3/8" measured with string installed and up to tension. (A 440)" for my through-body bridge considerations. I must admit the ENR71SL sound fantastic but I think you guys are right about D'addario medium half rounds. OK. I shall instruct my deep state connection to gets me some.
  5. 40Hz

    40Hz Supporting Member

    Yup! The lady us spot on the sugar about that. :thumbsup:

    Learned that the hard way with my own string-through basses. "Long" and "extra-long" leave a lot of room for interpretation. Always go with the actual winding length.
  6. jeffb28451

    jeffb28451 Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    Leland NC
    I almost passed on a dead mint 30th anniversary due to the "through body" bit. I bought it before something else happened and, fyi, a new set of Rotosounds had the windings clearing the nut by an inch. (Yea!!)
    I thought I was condemned to either extra longs or a few Non-twine strings. Not the case. Check on each option/change due to ad hoc sizing by makers, but most of the time you'll be okay. I wouldn't say that about a 35" scale, though.
  7. JTE

    JTE Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    When I bought my first StingRay back in 1979, it came from the factory with GHS Brite Flats. I used them for quite a while before switching to rounds. I like the much better than the D'Addario HR-72.
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