Will D'Dario ETB92S fit a Hofner Contempory

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Ferniff, May 8, 2012.


  1. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    You need Medium Scale strings for that instrument...
     
  2. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    I have ETB92S short scale medium gauge on a Landing bass....very nice tapes....but you'll need medium scale and light gauge to fit on the Hofners......I just got myself an Icon Club bass today and I'll either put the D'Addario tapes (med. scale...light gauge) on it or the Labella's Beatle flats.....but it would be nice to know if anyone as tried the tapes on it first before I purchase some
     
  3. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    OK.....well let me just say that D'Addario Tapewounds only come in medium gauge...50-105.....I don't think the E string will fit in the tailpiece.....anyone know for sure?
     
  4. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    If anything the silk may need to be cut off by the ball end...
     
  5. The E string Will NOT fit through the tail piece.
     
  6. ddawson2012

    ddawson2012

    Aug 30, 2011
    Farmingdale, NY
    D'Addario Marketing Specialist; Don Dawson
    I will share this comment with our development team. Not only SHOULD it fit but we should also probably offer .045-.100 in Medium Scale. I'll mention this in next weeks meeting.
     
  7. Speaking from personal experience I can say it doesn't. The E string will fit but only if I force it in there good. Actually now that I think about it, it wouldn't fit through the tuning peg either.
     
  8. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    With the La Bella Beatle bass strings the tuning post section it's made very thin for this reason.

    Though every HBB I have played managed to jam standard rounds or flats through the posts... (the ones on the shelf in the local vintage shop that is). Really only 1/4 inch needs to squeeze into the post at most, so i'm sure that can be accomplished with some crimping if really needed...


    I'll keep that in mind DD!
     
  9. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    That would solve the problem right there......thanks
    And I'd be able to put those tapewounds on a few other shortscales hanging around my house......I really love those strings I'm even thinking of putting some on my active Fish headless bass but not sure if they'd start unwinding once clipped at the top of the neck.....otherwise I'd have done it already.....thanks DD
     
  10. loopee

    loopee Supporting Member

    May 12, 2009
    Surrey, B.C. Canada
    Thanks for your email reply on the Labella FHBB yesterday....I really wanted to put the ETB's on my new Club but I guess the Labellas will have to be it until ETB's can fit the Club properly.....you'll be getting an order any time now....thanks....

     
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