Short scale strings

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bassman420, Sep 9, 2000.

  1. I have been trying to find short scale bass strings for the last few weeks and I'm told by Hauer Music in Dayton, OH (where I hang my hat) they have to special order. If anyone else has a short scale bass, what strings do you recommend?
  2. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    I used Fender short scales on a bass and they sounded great. You might think about ordering from an online company such as Juststrings or StringsforCheap.
  3. sgraham


    Aug 30, 2000
    Tyler, TX
    Danelectro makes a short-scale set 105-50. They're
    heavier than the Fenders (which sound great, also).
    I just prefer the heavier strings. I could only find
    Fender short-scales at 95-40. I use the Danelectros
    for my Longhorn, naturally. GHS also makes a set of
    short-scale Boomers. I wasn't too crazy about these,
    which is strange because I use Boomers for my long-
    scale basses. You can find these at the sites previously
    mentioned or possibly Musician's Friend.
  4. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    D'Addario makes a great set of short-scale strings in several gauges. I find the 50-105 set to be perfect on my '68 EB3 and '98 Dan Armstrong Reissue. The GHS Boomers do not come with a 50 G but I do use their 40-100 light set on my '67 EB2, short-scale, of course.
  5. boogiebass


    Aug 16, 2000
    CORRECTION: The GHS Boomers shorts DO come with a 50 G string but it ups the E to 107 (I usually use a 105). Sorry for an confusion!