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short scale 5 string flatwounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by wotnwhy, Aug 14, 2003.


  1. i've just got myself a 5 string acoustic by crafter, and holy cow is it nice!! the one thing that gets to me is the absolutely horrible gold strings that came with it, they have a horrible scratchy sound and stick to you fingers, so i want to get some new ones

    the trouble is i haven't been able to find anybody who makes shortscale flatwound 5 string sets :mad:

    anyone know where i can get hold of some???

    Tom
     
  2. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    congrats on the new bass :), but I have what may
    seem a stupid question; Are you sure it's a short-
    scale?

    Does it look something like this?...

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    If that's the case, I'm bettin' it's a "long scale".
    Your options are quite varied if it is: Thomastik-
    Infeld, D'Addario, and GHS (amongst a BUNCH
    of others) make some nice flats available in
    fiver sets.

    Then there's nylon tapewounds: LaBella, Status,
    Rotosound, GHS, and some others make 5'r tape sets.

    There's lots of string options for ABG's. Maybe try
    a search in Strings with "acoustic" as your keyword.

    I'm guessing yours came with the phosphor-bronze type.
    They do sometimes tend to be a little "brash" as you've said.
     
  3. yep, thats the one, the length from bridge to nut is 32", is that not shortscale :confused:

    Tom
     
  4. notduane

    notduane

    Nov 24, 2000
    Location
    ohhhh ( duhhh :p )

    32" is usually called "medium scale", 30" is "short scale"

    I know Fender makes some medium scale strings (for their
    Stu Hamm model)

    I'd try to dig up some more info, but I'm at work :rolleyes:

    You could try searching at www.juststrings.com for "medium" :)