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But someone told me that short scale strings are better for the intonation. That is one good feature of the Labellas- they don't have silk windings to interfere with the Gibson two-point bridge.I've heard that long scale strings on a short scale can endure stress around the tuning key post; the silk windings that end can prevent this, but if you get a too long string, you'll need to cut that end off.
(Particularly on the E string) A lot of times one will get away with it, but I've lost the gamble a few times over the years. They only come in long scale but I haven't had any problems with separations of the windings.
The frets have some wear; it has a very light buzz around the upper frets (especially above the 12th).
It looks as though the frets are the original ones.
To digress a bit: These are my favorite strings for T-Birds.
They really bring out the piano tone, if that's your thing. Re using long scale strings on a short scale bass..has been discussed before on this forum, but it's risky.
This sound will be I use short or medium scale strings, but I have used long scale too. I've heard that long scale strings on a short scale can endure stress around the tuning key post; the silk windings that end can prevent this, but if you get a too long string, you'll need to cut that end off. The twisted, lumpy area where the ball end attaches to the string.
The intonation problems will only occur if the silk winding at either end go over the saddle or nut. But the string s are a little bit bigger at the end the string near (near the ball end). This extends perhaps an inch past the ball end on average, whether covered by silk or not.
I don't think i've ever broken a bass string - but I play with my fingers.
If you want to thrash it with a pick, perhaps you should stick to shortscale strings The black nylons are good too - a nice tone with hollow body basses for sure, although probably not what the OP is looking for One last thing about brightening tone - and forgive me if I am stating the obvious - play with a pick, with your hand close to the bridge.
I mean, I love the mud, and I knew this would be muddy, but a *little* bite wouldn't hurt....
I'd also like to score a good case for this (the half-destroyed chipboard and a bungee ain't happenin'...) and a palm rest/cover. Medium light gauge short scale D'Addario XL roundwounds are a good choice IMO.
EB bridges have such a short span between the tailpiece and the saddle that this part of the string might rest on the saddle no matter what.