Warwick String Length 5 String

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  1. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Supporting Member

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    What length do I need for my Fortress 5? Do I do a standard 34 scale or do I need longer?

    Thanks

    Shaun
     
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    It varies by instrument. Best thing to do is measure from ball end to nut to see the exact winding length you need. Most likely the minimum length on that instrument is 37"
     
  3. JustForSport

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    Ha- Jason to the rescue: best answer poss.
     
  4. Matthew_84

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    Warwick's Fortress's are 34" scale.

    They have some models in shorter scales but that's not one of them.
     
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  6. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    Not all strings made for 34" scales are the same winding length though. For instance, a 36.5" string is too short for a Warwick. Ask me how I know!
     
  7. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    After PMing with the OP... His bass is 36.5" Ball to Nut and 38" Ball to Post. So 36.75" to 37.75" is ideal for string manufacture length.
     
  8. ODDBALL

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  9. Matthew_84

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    Hmm, good to know. I've only ever purchased long scale strings for my Warwicks (DR's and Ken Smith's) and never had a problem... But never say never.
     
  10. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    The real problem is that there is no standard. DR and Ken Smith long scale are 38", other long scale strings such as GHS are 36.5".

    Great list right here:
    http://www.bassstringsonline.com/Bass-String-Lengths-by-Manufacturer_ep_47-1.html
     
  11. Matthew_84

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    LOL, even better to know!

    Good thing I like my Warwick and DR combo.
     
  12. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Gold Supporting Member

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    I need to revise the DR number. They are more like 37.75 on average.

    A bass like this will take up to 38" depending on the manufacturer design
     

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