Pyramid Strings Unveil New Short Scale String Sets

Pyramid Strings Short Scale String Sets

Germany’s Pyramid Strings is showing some love for short-scale basses with two new sets of strings: the Vintage 63 and the Rooftop 69. Both types take their cues from vintage styles of the ’60s.

The Vintage 63 are chrome-nickel flatwound strings that have black silk windings identical to those used in the early 1960s. Pyramid says they are “made especially for fans who want to be totally authentic.” The Rooftop 69 strings are even more specific.

“In January 1969, The Beatles played their famous “Rooftop” concert, and Paul McCartney had black nylon tapewound strings with yellow silk ends on his Höfner bass,” they write. “These were overlong, and the ends can clearly be seen sticking out from the headstock. Pyramid has created this set for fans who want to replicate the scene from 1969. These black-nylon chrome nickel tapewound strings have longer ends wrapped in yellow silk.”

Both sets are available now for $45.

Pyramid Strings Vintage 63 Short Scale Bass Strings Details:

Chrome-nickel Flatwound
Gauges: .040, .055, .070, .100

Pyramid Strings Rooftop 69 Short Scale Bass Strings Details:

Flatwound Black Nylon over Chrome-Nickel Core
Gauges: .055, .075, .095, .112
Modeled After McCartney’s Strings During Beatles Rooftop Concert

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