I didn't want to derail someone else's topic, so I brought this over here to a topic of its own. I play a short-scale bass: a Gretsch Junior Jet II (G2220), with a scale length of 770 mm / 30.3". I'm also working on paying off a 35" scale Daion from the localish vintage shop. And I have questions! First of all, is there really a value to getting a short-scale set? Will it solve the [DEL]problem[/DEL] noticeably slacker E string? Or should I pick up a balanced set? If I get something like Elixir strings which don't offer a short-scale set, is there an issue, or do I just clip the excess once I've changed the strings? On the 35" scale, that's longer than "industry standard," so do I need to get a long-scale set, or are standard strings going to be long enough to put on with maybe a turn or two less on the tuning peg? Should I be looking at different gauges for the short vs. long scale? How do flatwounds interact with scale length? If I get flatwound short-scale strings, am I going to get more of a basso tone from my Gretsch? Thanks in advance for taking the time to discuss these issues with me.