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What are your favorite short scale flatwound strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jul 27, 2005.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    What are your favorite flatwound short scale strings?. Thanks
  2. notduane


    Nov 24, 2000
    I tried GHS Precision Flats, T.I. JF324's, and "Hofner" strings (made by
    Pyramid, I think) on an Ampeg AMB-1 shortscale

    The problem with the Ampeg (IMO) was that they used Grover Rotomatic
    g**t*r tuners, i.e., they would not accommodate a standard bass strings
    thicker core. Come to find out, Hofner "Beatle" basses with those little
    pearl button tuners have the same problem. Soooo...Hofner strings are
    specially made for these type tuners. I tried a set of the flats from
    North Coast Music. If you like Pyramid flats... Just not for me, though.
    Kinda' dead and too thuddy

    I ended-up drilling out the tuner holes and sticking in some GB7's

    The T.I. JF324's were actually a bit long for a 30" scale. I guess the
    wrap could've been trimmed back :meh:

    Then I tried the GHS Precision Flats. They were good. Just like their
    longscale counterparts; medium tension, bright for flats coz of the s/s
    outer wrap, etc.

    In the end, I put on some DR Sunbeam SNMR-45 Nickel r/w's. They seem
    just made for the SMB-4d pickup in the AMB-1. Of the few types I tried,
    the combination of the DR's & passive SD MM pup were the loudest. Plus,
    they have that "loose" feel of TI's (I got spoiled on w/my longscale basses :rolleyes: )
    because of their round core