I've been a bassist for 40 years this year (I'm 55) but am a noob to short scale basses. I have played them but not taken them seriously until I met my current GF who is a bassist and a little lady with very small hands. She currently plays a Rogue Beatle bass copy (30" scale). I am researching short scale basses to bring myself up to speed with current bass trends and noticed that string manufacturers make special "short scale" string sets. Why? There are apparently several common scale lengths (28.6", 30", 32") with 32" being considered "mid/medium" scale. I have used wire cutters for 40 years to trim my excess string length, what am I missing here? The short scale sets aren't cheaper and you still need to trim them in most cases (IME). Why are there special string sets for short scale basses and are the sets available in all scale lengths? Just another sales technique?