Strings for Mikros

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by RED J, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    A thread on another forum about what strings to get for an old Airline pocket bass made me think the obvious answer was to get the strings for an Ibanez Mikro. A subsequent search came up dry as to strings for the Mikros, 4 or 5. What are Mikro owners using to replace strings on their instruments ?
  2. ahdowns


    Feb 25, 2012
    I use GHS Bass Boomers/Short Scale: Light: .045 .060 .075 .095. I bought them online from Bass Strings Online. The owner is a TB member and the cost with shipping was $ 21.43. They are round wounds, which I prefer. There is a Ibanez Mikro forum on TB. Check it out.
  3. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains:
    As long as the strings have a 32" winding length they will work (considered "Short Scale") strings.
  4. NorCal Dog

    NorCal Dog

    Nov 28, 2005
    you can choose to select from the VERY LIMITED selection of short scale strings offered by a very small percentage of the string manufacturers out there


    you can choose from the VAST ARRAY of any & every long scale string maker in the world, with, a simple mod to the MIKRO

    there are options :bassist:

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  5. Gorn


    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    As far as I can tell, BSO has 30 options for short scale strings from at least 8 manufacturers, between steel and nickel rounds, pressurewounds, halfrounds, flatwounds, and tapewounds. Plus 3 piccolo options.
  6. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Brand Identity & Development, GHS Strings, Innovation Double Bass Strings, Rocktron
    THAT is very cool, and clever!
  7. Formula144


    Sep 27, 2011
    I put the short-scale GHS Pressurewounds on mine. IMO they're a big improvement over the stock strings.
  8. jasper383

    jasper383 Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2004
    Durham NC
    I would think the already subtle differences between steel and nickel strings would pretty much vanish on a super short scale bass like the Mikro.
  9. MX21


    Sep 28, 2007
    Springdale, AR
    Anyone have a recommendation for a 5-string set?
  10. MX21


    Sep 28, 2007
    Springdale, AR
    Still looking for a good 5-string set. Per Ibanez recommendation, I got a set DR Hi-Beam Stainless Steel short scale strings (SMR5-45). I just put them on and the B string sounds really bad. Like it's got way too much harmonics going on. Anyone find any really good sounding 5-strings sets for the Mikro?