32" scale strings

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Aluminium Beard, Dec 18, 2012.


  1. Aluminium Beard

    Aluminium Beard

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    A question for you medium scale players: do you tend to use heavier strings on your 32-inchers?
  2. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    Nope
    But I use flats so I don't have to worry about tension
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

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    Nope. Labella Deep Talkin' flats in light gauge on everything. No problem.
  4. Aluminium Beard

    Aluminium Beard

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    But if you used rounds, would you up the gauge a bit?
  5. Immigrant

    Immigrant

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    Nope. D'Addario EXL-170s on two of em, 165s on another.

    Are you having issues not being able to get the action as low as you'd like? What kind of bass are we talking about?

    I put the 165s (105-85-65-45) on my Fender Reverse Jaguar because they feel "right" on it.
  6. hdracer

    hdracer Supporting Member

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    You do not have a lot of choices with medium scale basses
  7. Immigrant

    Immigrant

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    I use regular (34") scale strings. I tried medium scale D'Addarios on a SD Curlee I once owned and the taper barely made it to the nut. The rest of my basses seem to have been designed so the string winding doesn't reach the tuner post.
  8. cfsporn

    cfsporn

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    Yes. On my 34" scale basses, I tend to use 40-100s, on my 32" scale basses, I use 45-105s, but I am thinking of upping that to 50-110s.

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