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1/2 size Strings

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by scojack, May 13, 2010.


  1. scojack

    scojack

    Apr 1, 2009
    Scotland
    Can anybody help me with the typical length of a 1/2 size string? Looking for the distance from ball to start of silk at pegbox end
    Thanks ;)
    IanM
     
  2. Corelli 300A: 137cm (54").

    Hope this helps!
    François
     
  3. scojack

    scojack

    Apr 1, 2009
    Scotland
    Thanks Francois... perfect!
    Ian
     
  4. scojack

    scojack

    Apr 1, 2009
    Scotland
    54" for a vibrating string length of 38" leaves me 16" slack to take up --- thats a hell of a lot come to think of it, especially on BG tuners.

    Bob Gollihur has the Corelli 350A which looks like a 100cm string (looking on the illustration) this may be closer, im not sure where the 100cm is measured from though :(
     
  5. 100cm is the scale of the instrument.
    The 350A set is tungsten, while the 300A is nickel.
    (hint: A stands for 100cm)
    The 350B (and 300B) sets are for a 90cm scale.
    C stands for 80cm and D for 69cm. (D only available in tungsten)

    90cm = 35.4 inches
    80cm = 31.5 inches
    69cm = 27.2 inches

    Plus some slack at the bottom and at the top.
     

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