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Gretsch Junior Jet II owners: recommended strings?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by RedHotFuzz, Mar 29, 2014.

  1. RedHotFuzz


    Mar 16, 2014
    My foray into learning the bass begins as soon as Sweetwater gets some Junior Jets in stock in a week or two. I will order it set up with a new set of strings as reviews indicate the stock strings are fairly horrible.

    I'm sure many of you have experimented with a good variety of strings for this instrument. Which did you finally end up with as your favorites?

    Thanks in advance! Can't wait to start playing down low! :bassist:
  2. fjadams

    fjadams Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    I have La Bella white tapes on mine.
  3. Bongolation


    Nov 9, 2001
    No Bogus Endorsements
    I believe someone said that short-scale Chromes (flatwound) fit these Electromatic short-scales perfectly.

    Finding a set of decent strings that properly fit any particular bass is something of a miracle in itself.

    Most cheaper instruments come with really frightful, coarse stainless-steel generic roundwounds that not only are a pain to play, but grind through the frets like a plasma cutter.
  4. azfatboy


    May 11, 2016
    Well, I know this is an older thread, but I just thought I would pop in here and provide my $.02

    I just put DR Black Beauties on mine and I LOVE the feel and the sound. Made an easy-to-play bass even EASIER. Like buttah!

    Even better, I was able to order the SHORTSCALE version of these strings from DR K3 BLACK BEAUTIES Black Coated Bass Strings - Short Scale 4-String Set

    It seems the shortscale crowd is finally getting some options!