GHS Strings says its short scale bass strings are now longer. The updated bass strings are designed to work with short scale bass guitars where a little extra length is required such as those that use a tailpiece or are strung through-body.
GHS says that traditionally, the winding length (ball end to taper/silk) of a short scale bass string has been 32”. However, this measurement did not work easily with all short scale basses, and players resorted to buying medium scale strings instead. To help resolve this issue GHS has been working with Big Country bassist and short scale instrument designer and expert, Scott Whitley. With Scott’s help, GHS decided that the optimum winding length for short scale bass strings should be 32.75” long.
GHS short scale bass strings in the updated 32.75” winding length, are available now in the following ranges: Short Scale Bass Boomers, Short Scale Pressurewound, Short Scale Phosphor Bronze, Short Scale Precision Flats and Short Scale Brite Flats.