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What shortscale strings are the best?

 
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:15 pm    Post subject: What shortscale strings are the best? Reply with quote

What strings for a shortscale? Very Happy I mean the shortscale wobliness seems nonexistent to me... I have 11-49 dean markleys on my tele, action set really low with no buzz and i can do everything just fine. But on the fucking mustang, even with pretty nice action after grinding some frets and other shit, i still can't do a fucking barre chord on 10-52? I mean what the fuck? I am thinking Dadario NYXL 11-49 or those power slinky things 11-48 on the Mustang, but i am afraid of buzz with those thinner bottom strings. I like 11's or even 12's on the high strings but i cant stand anything thicker than a 49 on the low E, probably. Any advices?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could try raising the bridge on the side of the low strings.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well just came from the shop with the classic 2250 ernie ball rock and roll strings(pure nickel) 11-48... Never heard better tone nor was playing the mustang more comfortbale. I guess my tiny hands just hate big strings.(and love thick high strings for some reason) anyway, plays absolutely nice and everything. Smile

EDIT: And oh yes... they sound like 1000 times better than most modern super alloy strings... The rock and roll thing is completely true. And i love vintage sounds Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still use 008 strings and it works fine as long as you do not use a tremolo arm . It is harder to pick accurately but you get used to it .
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am serious
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel that if 008's were readily available in stores near me, I'd probably be using them too.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 23, 2015 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use guitar strings.
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