GHS Strings has updated their short-scale bass strings to be a bit longer. The extra length, they say, is to accommodate for short-scale basses that have 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 [inches],” the company writes. “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.”
The updated 32.75-inch winding length is now part of their Short Scale Bass Boomers, Short Scale Pressurewound, Short Scale Phosphor Bronze, Short Scale Precision Flats, and Short Scale Brite Flats sets.