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    Flats for Short

    I just bought a Sterling Short Scale Bass. I would like to change the strings to flats. Should I just buy the regular ones or Ernie Ball produces a Short Scale version? Thanks.
    77 MM SR 4H Sunburst
    78 MM SR 4H Sunburst
    01 MM SR 4H NAMM 100th Inca Silver
    05 MM SR 4HH LE Buttercream
    06 MM SR 4HH LE Black
    06 MM SR 4H 30th TransRed
    06 MM SUB 5H Black
    08 MM SR 4H LE Ebony Black
    09 MM SR 4H LE BFR All Rosewood Neck Natural
    11 MM SR 5H LE CLASSIC Pearl White
    10 SB R34 4H Siverburst
    15 SB R34 4H Mary Kaye
    17 SB SUB 4H Walnut Satin
    17 MM SR 4H Stealth Unlined Fretless
    18 MM SR 4H BFR Old Smoothie Trans Cream
    18 MM SR 4H Gold Neck Through
    19 MM SR 4H BFR Fretless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stingray 4 Nut View Post
    I just bought a Sterling Short Scale Bass. I would like to change the strings to flats. Should I just buy the regular ones or Ernie Ball produces a Short Scale version? Thanks.
    .

    You should never shorten bass strings. And BTW only the very thin first section of the leader should ever be trimmed. Also it’s best never to let the main wrap get wound onto the peg.

    I assume EBMM has the strings you want but I’ve never needed to know.
    EB SUB SL4 - SR4p FL [x3]
    Early EB SR4 defretted
    SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL
    SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL [x2]
    Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

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    Thanks. I couldn't find a short scale flatwound on the Ernie Ball web site. I love EB flats (I have them on all my basses), but I think I will have to use anther brand this time. Any recomendations.
    77 MM SR 4H Sunburst
    78 MM SR 4H Sunburst
    01 MM SR 4H NAMM 100th Inca Silver
    05 MM SR 4HH LE Buttercream
    06 MM SR 4HH LE Black
    06 MM SR 4H 30th TransRed
    06 MM SUB 5H Black
    08 MM SR 4H LE Ebony Black
    09 MM SR 4H LE BFR All Rosewood Neck Natural
    11 MM SR 5H LE CLASSIC Pearl White
    10 SB R34 4H Siverburst
    15 SB R34 4H Mary Kaye
    17 SB SUB 4H Walnut Satin
    17 MM SR 4H Stealth Unlined Fretless
    18 MM SR 4H BFR Old Smoothie Trans Cream
    18 MM SR 4H Gold Neck Through
    19 MM SR 4H BFR Fretless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stingray 4 Nut View Post
    Thanks. I couldn't find a short scale flatwound on the Ernie Ball web site. I love EB flats (I have them on all my basses), but I think I will have to use anther brand this time. Any recomendations.
    D’Adario Chromes seem identical.
    EB SUB SL4 - SR4p FL [x3]
    Early EB SR4 defretted
    SR4HH FL [Moses neck]
    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL
    SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL [x2]
    Bongo4Hp FL [x2]

    "Too many basses is never enuf"

    Golem is NOT engaging in social networks.

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    I was also checking EB flatwounds as I just bought a MM short scale Stingray.
    AFAIK only Slinky Nickel Wound Short Scale Bass Strings (regular and super) are available from EB.
    I just dropped an email to CS to get confirmation and advice regarding flatwounds.
    Personnaly I would recommend Thomastik JF324.
    You could also consider La Bella LTF-4A-S Low Tension Flats 42-100, Short Scale, maybe easier to find and cheaper in your country...
    I asked CS if cobalt flats would be available in the future as short scale... I will keep you informed

    Music Man Basses: Carbon Blue Pearl HH Bongo 4 - 20th Anniversary H SR5 - Trans Teal H SR4 - Vintage Sunburst Hp Fretless SR4 - Vintage Gold HSS Reflex 5 - Ivory White Caprice - BFR Redwood HH SR4 - Pacific Blue Burst HS Sterling 4 - Raspberry Pearl Short Scale StingRay
    Music Man Guitars: White Sparkle Piezo JP 6 - Vintage Sunburst HH Luke III - Trans Black Reflex - Coral Red SSS Cutlass RS

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    Thanks for the answers. I just bought La Bella Flats short scale. It was the only one I faound around here.
    77 MM SR 4H Sunburst
    78 MM SR 4H Sunburst
    01 MM SR 4H NAMM 100th Inca Silver
    05 MM SR 4HH LE Buttercream
    06 MM SR 4HH LE Black
    06 MM SR 4H 30th TransRed
    06 MM SUB 5H Black
    08 MM SR 4H LE Ebony Black
    09 MM SR 4H LE BFR All Rosewood Neck Natural
    11 MM SR 5H LE CLASSIC Pearl White
    10 SB R34 4H Siverburst
    15 SB R34 4H Mary Kaye
    17 SB SUB 4H Walnut Satin
    17 MM SR 4H Stealth Unlined Fretless
    18 MM SR 4H BFR Old Smoothie Trans Cream
    18 MM SR 4H Gold Neck Through
    19 MM SR 4H BFR Fretless

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    EB Customer Service answered that currently Nickel Wound Short Scale Bass Strings (regular and super) are the only short scale strings they offer.
    And not a word regarding a future availability of cobalt flatwounds...

    Music Man Basses: Carbon Blue Pearl HH Bongo 4 - 20th Anniversary H SR5 - Trans Teal H SR4 - Vintage Sunburst Hp Fretless SR4 - Vintage Gold HSS Reflex 5 - Ivory White Caprice - BFR Redwood HH SR4 - Pacific Blue Burst HS Sterling 4 - Raspberry Pearl Short Scale StingRay
    Music Man Guitars: White Sparkle Piezo JP 6 - Vintage Sunburst HH Luke III - Trans Black Reflex - Coral Red SSS Cutlass RS

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