Bright Short Scale Strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Jackcrow, Jun 25, 2019.

  1. Jackcrow

    Jackcrow Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2017
    North Dakota
    I am trying to find some strings for my Gretsch Junior Jet that are similar to Dunlop Super Brights or DR Hi Beams. I know that DR makes Hi Beams in “short” scale but I see they are longer than most for some reason. Does anyone know if these will fit or maybe know of a different string that sounds similar? I am currently using the D’Addario EXL160S, which are just ok in my opinion.
  2. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    D'Addario makes a Pro Steels set in the short scale: EPS170S. The Pro Steels, as the name implies, are Stainless Steels strings, thus brighter than the XL Nickel series.
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  3. Jackcrow

    Jackcrow Supporting Member

    Jul 10, 2017
    North Dakota
    Interesting. I’m sure they would be brighter but it looks like they only make them in light gauge. Considering I tune in D standard they may get a little floppy, hard to say.
  4. The brightest short scale strings that I've ever come across were La Bella Super Steps. YMMV.
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  5. zon5string

    zon5string Supporting Member

    Aug 20, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Rotosound RS66S