Strings for Squier Jaguar Medium Scale

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Hardbassjunkie, Jul 17, 2021.

  1. I am wondering if I can use regular scale strings for the Squier Classic Vibe Jaguar bass, which is medium scale
  2. It's always better to find strings of the right length if possible in order to avoid any potential issues. What specific type of strings are you looking for? Or, your preferred brand?
  3. I usually like ghs Bass boomers or dr hi beams
  4. GHS Boomers do come in "medium scale" with 35.5" winding length (ball end to silk).

    GHS Bass Boomers Nickel Wound Bass String Set Medium Scale - 4-String 45-105 Medium 3040

    DR's "short scale" is actually 33.75" in winding length (ball end to taper), which is actually plenty long enough for your bass.

    The Hi Beams are available in "short scale".

    DR Hi-Beam Stainless Steel Electric Bass Strings Short Scale Set 4-String 45-105 Medium SMR-45

    I live in Winnipeg, and I usually get my strings from Jason at Fret Nation.
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  5. Thanks so much for the info
  6. iiipopes

    iiipopes Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Let us all repeat the mantra:
    1) measure from the string anchor to the tuner side of the nut;
    2) measure from the string anchor to the middle of the E string tuner post;
    3) purchase a set of strings that the winding length, or speaking length, is between these two measurements.
    Contact the manufacturer if the winding length is not published.
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  7. J Posega

    J Posega Cat Dad and Dingwall Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2005
    Portland, OR
    I have the single-humbucker 32" scale Jaguar and put D'addario XL long scale (normally fit 34" scale) on it with no problems at all.
  8. Thanks for the info, ended up trading the jaguar for a long scale p bass lol
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