Short Scale Flatwounds?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by whackdoodle, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. whackdoodle


    Nov 2, 2005
    Two questions...

    a. Will a longer flat be o.k. on a 31". (I read a post somewhere that said the longer string might break up.)

    b. Well, that was my main question. But how about this...does anyone's favorite flatwound change when moving to a short scale?
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    I wouldn't use 34" scale flats on a 31" just because flat windings are more susceptible to breakage than rounds.

    And no, I would love LaBella flats on any bass, be it long or short scale.
  3. tonrutoo


    Apr 18, 2003
    I have an additional question:
    Who makes the heaviest gauge in a flat wound short scale string?
    As far as I've found,D'Addario offers a 50-105,but I think it's a round wound...
    Thanks for any info.
  4. pschaafs


    Aug 27, 2005
    La Bella makes a .049 - .109 set in short scale, but they are still too long for my 30.5" scale bass. I wonder if anyone makes a string short enuf for the silk wraps to wind onto the posts....