Looking For 32" Scale Tapewounds

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Robert Spencer, Nov 6, 2012.


  1. Robert Spencer

    Robert Spencer

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    I have just purchased a Squier VM Tele bass. It is built on a 32" scale
    I want to use tapes on it but have not been able to locate a set yet. Does anyone know a way to modify (shorten ) a set made to the 34" scale? Thanks & take care. Bob
     
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    D'Addario medium scale = 34" winding
    La Bella medium scale = 34" winding
    Rotosound medium scale = 34" winding

    All readily available if you go to the right place.

    Long Scale strings on tapes are between 36.25" and 37" windings
     
  3. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's

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    If you used long scale strings on a short or medium scale bass, they will not be pulled to the proper tension, and they will sound flabby. It is critical to get the strings made for your scale.

    I have several medium scale basses and buy my strings from www.bassstringsonline.com - huge selection, great prices and service. No, I don't work there, just a happy customer. I understand you want tapewounds - if they exist, they will have them.
     

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