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Single Strings for Short Scale Basses?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by matante, Jul 25, 2012.


  1. matante

    matante

    Nov 3, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Does anyone know of a brand that offers roundwound (preferably stainless) single strings for short scale?
     
  2. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
  3. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Are you looking for a specific gauge set or just a specific single string from a set? There are not many gauge options available for short scale instruments (depending on manufacturer of course)
     
  4. matante

    matante

    Nov 3, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Thank you for that.

    I'm looking to experiment with several different combinations of gauges. I know Curt Mangan offers both 40-60-80-100 and 45-65-85-105 in short-scale nickels, so I might go that route but I wanted to see if I could find some singles in stainless.
     
  5. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    LA Bella will make any string in any length for you.

    there are a few others that make short singles in stainless...

    But really, just the E string you need to worry about actually being a short scale string...
     
  6. matante

    matante

    Nov 3, 2003
    Los Angeles
    Hmm... I hadn't thought of that. That opens up more possibilities. Thanks.
     
  7. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Much much more!

    If it's a 2+2 headstock you could run into problems with the G, but just try to cut on the silk.
     

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