If you have, did the windings unwind at the cut? Was the lack of silk ends disasterous to your tuning peg(s)? If you found it possible to use a standard length string on a short scale bass, was there tuning slippage from too many wraps? The reason I'm asking is that I'm having a short scale bass built with a low B. I'd like to use standard length strings for the low B on an extended headstock and through body stringing. Some folks have told me you can use a standard string on a shorty, but isn't that gonna be 6 to 8 inches of extra string to wind around the posts?