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GHS revamps its short scale bass strings

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Bass strings


GHS Strings


Laura  Barnes
GHS revamps its short scale bass strings

The bass strings now have an updated 32.75” winding length.

GHS Strings has updated its bass strings to work with short scale bass guitars where a little extra length is required, such as those that use a tailpiece or are strung thru-body.

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 have been working with Big Country bassist, and short scale instrument designer and expert, Scott Whitley. With Scott’s help, GHS discovered the optimum winding length for short scale bass strings to be 32.75” long. The result is the same great quality strings now in a winding length more conducive to a wider range of short scale basses.

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
Short Scale Brite Flats

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