ERNIE BALL SHORT SCALE BASS STRINGS
RRP: $51.95 | cmcmusic.com.au
After years of requests, Ernie Ball has announced they will now make their popular nickel-wound Slinky Bass strings available for short scale basses. The most obvious reason to use a short scale bass (but definitely not the only one) is its compact size. Many bassists also find closer fret spacing more comfortable. However, professional bassists are well aware of a ‘secret’ to the sound of a short scale bass: shorter strings require less tension to achieve correct tuning, and lower tension means a more flexible feeling string that gives you a fatter bottom end ‘bloom’ on low notes while, at the same time, presenting top notes that sound a little smoother.
Specifically engineered to fit short scale (30.5-inch) basses, the new Ernie Ball Short Scale Slinky Bass strings are constructed utilising the same production methods and materials as their original Slinky nickel-wound bass strings, offering the same classic feel and tone.