So I'm trying to get strings for an old Conrad bass. Similar to the bass seen here: http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j306/apowell1/Electric%20Basses/Desktop3-07.gif. I'm measuring from the nut to approximately where the G string saddle would sit and the length is 30"-30.5" (I'm not able to intonate it yet to get an exact scale length). I had bought a set of Rotosound Flatwound Short-Scale strings to install but when I began to string it up the strings appear to be too short. The silk wrapping doesn't clear the nut by almost 1/3". Would I have to use regular scale strings for this bass? It has a floating tailpiece that the strings are fed through but the length from that to the bridge is only about 3.75". Anyone have any suggestions?