Sorry for the stupidly slow reply! Am I the only person here?! Whether you're a student just starting out on bass guitar, a bass player with smaller hands, or just a lover of the short-scale bass punch and tone, you've landed in the right place. Like to hear how you feel about DR short scale strings. Now it’s my primary bass (for now, miss the feeling of a plank of wood in my hand) so gotta show her some love. Hi Scott, I recently bought a passive bass and got some D’Addario EXL160S Short Scale Bass (50-105) – they are too short by about 2cm the taper comes to halfway to the first fret! Quick View. Slightly less zingy because they aren’t stainless steel, but a lovely tone and no deadness. When I got my first short scale, a Danelectro Longhorn, the only short scale strings available locally were Rotosound. Your bass has re-energised my playing, it feels so comfortable. many thanks Get the best price on Short Scale Basses at Guitar Center. DBFS45125M. Being into flashy-looking stuff I really hoped they’d sound amazing! Also is shipping affordable? Hi Scott While the immediate impact is obvious under the fingers in the form of a slightly floppier feel, this also impacts a string’s attack, … resultantly my longscale gets played & my short scale doesn’t. I find the E string to be particularly dead-sounding. I’m just about to contact Rotosound in the hope they might consider making a dedicated short-scale set of these. D'Addario EXL170M Medium Scale (32" scale) Nickel Strings, 45/65/80/100 For 32" scale basses. You get a long-scale type tone from a short scale bass with these. Short Scale 30. Please feel free to email me at on scott@shortscalebass.co.uk if you have any questions. Hi Jonathan! They haven’t got a clue what I’m talking about and the usual answer is, ” we will enquire with GHS and get back to you”. Short Scale Medium Scale Extra Long Scale ... Thomastik Jazz Bass Flatwound Medium Scale 43-106 Bass Strings — $129.95 Regular price. Hi Scott, I got one of the last (I think) SWB-1’s that you set up yourself. With a hexagonal steel core and nickel-plated steel windings, these strings have a balance tonality with plenty of bottom-end. Ernie Ball Nickel Wound Short Scale Electric Bass Strings are made from nickel plated steel wrapped around a hex shaped steel core wire. Short scale basses are regarded as a viable option, offering a unique tone and a smaller, more playable neck. LaBella Website – http://www.thomastik-infeld.com, Optima Gold-Plated I soooo wanted the bass to work for me, and whilst I loved the feel of the bass, and the Rotosound strings, the ‘out-of-tune’/overtone thing was driving me nuts and I was very close to selling the bass on ebay!! The solution to this problem is to buy a string set that is specifically balanced to a short scale bass instrument, and ta-da, the overtones go away. Some basses, especially 5-strings, are 35” scale. Mine last at least 2 years and the complete set is only about 13,– € in Germany. Hi Scott I just got a secondhand 32″ scale bass and started looking around for strings. They’re extremely enthusiastic and passionate  about what they do, and they seem to genuinely care about their customers and were so helpful answering any all my questions. What a difference. Some manufacturers seem to simply make their strings shorter or longer depending upon the scale whereas others use a thicker core for their short scale strings. Another string manufacturer to try could be Newtone as I hear they they can make specific lengths and gauges, British to! Anyone who has one of these will know the bridge is a nightmare, the basic tuning pegs are very basic and stay in tune for one song if you’re lucky, they used Strat pickups with the 6 magnets. I’ve tried Fender’s acoustic and electric short scale bass strings and like them both. It’s a client built one Scott , black passive. I like a string with a bit of tension, not too floppy. The scale of a guitar is defined by the distance between the bridge and the nut. This is utterly ridiculous. And they do look VERY cool!! I’m living in Spain now, but still have a band in Gloucestershire that I pop back to quite frequently. My gratitude and thanks for a great review. I have (very) cheap Harley Benson Short scale P bass in the mail, which I intend to modify and string up as a piccolo……….should be fun! Here in the UK the most commonly available sets os short scale strings are Rotosound’s RS66s 40-90 stainless steel roundwound & RS77s monel flatwound 40-90. Quick View. A Hondo Alien from the mid ’80s (this is a headless “paddle” bass with aluminum neck – a copy of the Kramer Duke) superb sustain, but it doesn’t give you a really deep sound; a Jack & Danny bass, a model made as a sample for the Musikmesse Frankfurt which is not officially sold in Germany (yes, this is my main instrument), and a Career bass I bought used as a backup for only 30,– €, this one sounds good but is not as good to play as the others. They never do. However, this has changed recently. I was so bewitched by this guitar that I spent my last money on it. Due to ill health I’d hardly played for a long time. Looking for informations about short and medium scale basses I found this page and Your SWB model, which seems to be very interesting too. Recently discovered your basses via Ebay and was intrigued. GHS’s ‘Super Steels’ I found to be a very powerful, growly round-wound string. I want to try it in drop C tuning. I have yet to check out the other three sets, but these Super-Steels have very quickly become my favourite round wound strings!! The most obvious reason to play a short scale bass is its physical size. I use them on three short scale basses. My only gripe with D’Addario is they do their ‘super-light’ gauge in Nickel?! 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