Lefty J Body w/ right-handed P-neck question.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by apolinario87, Sep 4, 2018.

  1. apolinario87

    apolinario87

    Dec 13, 2013
    Medley, FL
    Hi fellows!

    Someone asked to me which FLATWOUND strings set would fit his parts-J Bass (Vintage Mod J body/90s Squier P neck).

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    I suggested to him to buy an extra long scale set or thu body strings set.

    Calling lefties friends, please help!
     
  2. nerkoids

    nerkoids

    Jan 3, 2014
    Montreal
    Regular long strings for that Squier will do. That's a top-loading string bridge, so no need for longer scale.

    And since I'm a big fanboy, yes, I will suggest some GHS Precision flatwound strings - they'll work on either top-load or string-through.
     
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  3. apolinario87

    apolinario87

    Dec 13, 2013
    Medley, FL
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2018
  4. ReasonablyHappy

    ReasonablyHappy

    Aug 1, 2018
    America
    Any chance there is a leftover lefty neck that wants a new home?!?!?!
     
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  5. craigie

    craigie

    Nov 11, 2015
    calgary
    But the neck better be strong to handle those.
     
  6. nerkoids

    nerkoids

    Jan 3, 2014
    Montreal
    I've had a VM 70s with the GHS strings. Once the neck relief and other parts of the setup was done, absolutely no problems. I've found D'Aaddario Chromes banana-ed the neck. The GHS remain supple, IMHE...
     
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  7. craigie

    craigie

    Nov 11, 2015
    calgary
    They are quite high tension. I had them on a Nate Mendel neck and couldn’t get the bow out. They are nice strings though.
     
  8. nerkoids

    nerkoids

    Jan 3, 2014
    Montreal
    That's unfortunate :( Hope you found some suitable flats for your axe since then.
     
  9. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    No they're not. Precision Flats and Bass Boomers are almost the same tension on 45-105 sets: 184.6 vs 186.5 pounds.
     
  10. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
  11. craigie

    craigie

    Nov 11, 2015
    calgary
    Maybe I’ve got the flats mixed up. I know they are ghs with purple silks.
     
  12. Linnin

    Linnin

    Jul 19, 2012
    Linningrad, Earth
    Those are the ones! GHS Precision Flats have Purple silks.
     
  13. rufus.K

    rufus.K

    Oct 18, 2015
    SoCal
    Normal length 34" works for this lefty
     
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