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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Marc61, Jul 7, 2018.
Incredible condition. From 2002-2004 based on serial number
Very nice! Congratulations
That’s one that has been on my list! Nice!!
That's one of my favorite looks for a Fender: white with tortoise or black, and rosewood.
Always cool when you find a need for an instrument and it shows up at a good price, in your favorite color combo, in tremendous condition, perfectly set up. quad-fecta!
I have one of those. Love it.
What strings are on it?
I'm guessing DRs? Black coated
Looks like mine — my co-favorite bass. Enjoy!
I am having an issue keeping it in tune. From looking at the winding it seems as if the previous owner used long scale strings and overwound them on the pegs. My guess is the strings are DR black coated which I don't believe come in short scale size. I realize that short scale basses tend to have tuning problems anyway. That said, I'm considering cutting down the winds or getting strings (I tend not to be a string changer). Suggestions welcome for new strings.
I’m not claiming that they’re any magic bullet or anything, but I’m pretty sure I have a set of EXL170 Nickel Wound Bass, Light, 45-100, Long Scale strings on mine. I would probably try medium scale strings, but they aren’t available locally that I’ve seen, so, although I was at first against it, the shop I bought my bass from convinced me that long scale strings would be fine and, yeah, I didn’t experience any issues so I just stuck with them.
To tell the truth, I don’t think about tuning much with it. I mean, I just tune ‘er up every time when I first plug in and then I’m good to go. I rarely have to retune any time soon after that, which is all I ask
Me too. This bass though seems to have slight issues. I'm pretty sure it's the strings. Love playing it anyway!
I have Chromes on mine. Medium scale, so they fit well.
I've found my Mustang to be the most stable tuning bass I have. Hope you get that sorted out.
I also use those, like this: D'Addario Strings : Chromes Flat Wound : ECB81M Chromes Bass, Light, 45-100, Medium Scale
Kind of a hack, but if that were my bass, I'd take the strings off and re-cut them to fit.
There's always the chance you'll break one, but I've used long scale strings on short scale basses several times.
One set is going on 5 years now with no problems.
Not a hack, correcting an error and I'll probably do it later this week
Most short-scale sets are too short because of the string-through bridge design. I also use the ECB 81M Chromes, which fit perfectly.
D'Addario for the win -