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string tension stoopidity

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Kragnorak, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Kragnorak

    Kragnorak

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    Well, this is embarrassing. I didn't realize that one of my 35" scale basses was longer than normal until recently. Most of my basses are 34" scale and I quickly learned that my newest bass which is 35" needed extra-long strings to feel right. That's when I started noticing that there might be a reason that it's hard to bend or vibrato on my BTB. OOOPS! :oops:

    According to this thread http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f16/can-dr-strings-used-35-extra-long-scale-basses-477087/, DR strings like Black Beauties should work fine on a 35" scale bass, but I have them on right now and I find the tension too high for comfort.

    Does anyone have recommendations for similar strings that come in extra-long scale?
  2. elgecko

    elgecko

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    You can get lighter gauge DRs.
  3. mmbongo

    mmbongo Supporting Member

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    +1 for lighter gauge Black Beauties. They are already some of the lowest tension strings out there as it is.

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