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Flat wound recommendations for 5 string short scale bass

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by funkinbottom, Nov 9, 2018.


  1. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Northern CA.
    I am looking for a set of flats that would accommodate a short scale Brice 5 string that is string through body. Using the search feature, I have found that La Bella makes a short scale set, 760FSB, but says top loading only. All the medium scale deep talkin flats I can find also say not suitable for string through. Any suggestions? Any one with a short 5er string through? What are you using. I guess if I can't find anything, I'll go with the 760's and top load.
     
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  2. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    The words short/medium/long mean different things to different people.
    Measure the ball to taper length of the strings. That will give you something concrete to work with.
     
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  3. funkinbottom

    funkinbottom Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Northern CA.
    Thank you, I was just getting ready to do that, when I noticed I had a PM from resident string guru, informing me I need LB medium scale 4 string set specifically for thru body, and a separate med. B. So I guess it's new string ordering time for me.
     

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