need help with short scale strings!

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by harry manback, Nov 21, 2005.

  1. harry manback

    harry manback

    Jul 19, 2005
    Ok i need to change my short scale strings... I've never tried any short scale strings before, and i know nothing about roundwounds or flatwounds, etc... any suggestions??
  2. Describe the sound you're looking for and maybe we can help you better.
  3. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Inactive

    Nov 20, 2005
    Many so-called short scale basses are actually medium scale.
    Do yourself a favor and save the hassel, get mediums from the get-go.
  4. harry manback

    harry manback

    Jul 19, 2005
    ok my bass is 30" scale ...I want a bright and punchy sound... the only short scale strings I have found are GHS, D'Addario, ROtosound and Thomasick or something... and I'm not convinced by them
  5. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    DR makes short scale versions of Hi-Beams and Sunbeams (both 45-105)

    I use the Sunbeam set (Nickel r/w) on an Ampeg AMB1 with a passive MM pickup.
    They're plenty bright and punchy. I imagine the Hi-Beams (s/s r/w w/hex core)
    maybe even moreso

    The Ampeg has a 30" scale (not 32"). IOW, T/I JF324's or JR324's were too long
  6. harry manback

    harry manback

    Jul 19, 2005
    ok thanks notduane
  7. I would have suggested Hi-Beams as well. They're hella bright. :D