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Username: tmoney61092

Post Number: 789
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 10:38 pm:   Edit Post

we've all seen the countless threads on what the best short scale strings are but with my recent purchase of a 32" Persuader I'm wondering what is best for it? Can I use long scale strings and not worry about any "floppy strings"? any info/experiences help!

Username: adriaan

Post Number: 2931
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 11:46 pm:   Edit Post

I use 45-105 DR Fat Beams, the Marcus Miller set, on my Spoiler. Regular long scales, and not sloppy at all. And they definitely put out more lows than LowRiders or HiBeams. I remember having d'Addarios in the same gauges, no floppiness whatsoever.
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Username: edwin

Post Number: 1180
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 11:50 pm:   Edit Post

Scale of the strings won't affect floppiness. Only the gauge and construction will. I use long scale, light gauge DR Sunbeams regularly on my SI shorty and they feel great!

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