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34'' scale STRINGS on 36' scale NECK bass?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by rone2him, Apr 2, 2013.


  1. rone2him

    rone2him

    Apr 2, 2013
    San Diego Area
    OK, dumb question from a dummy :oops:

    I accidentally bought Thomastik JR344 for my 36" neck Fender "Power Special" Jazz Bass...

    should I go to the trouble of swapping the JR344 set a JR364 set...

    or can I fly with the JR334s on this bass rig :help:

    Here's a link to Thomastic's web page, for their Bass Strings; just scroll down to the 'Jazz E-Bass' section, and hit: '4 String Set' (they have all the specs for 32"-34"-36" scale strings) :confused:

    Any advise :ninja: would be appreciated.
     
  2. Ian_Flash

    Ian_Flash

    Jan 17, 2013
    Usually, if the string fits, use it. However, the TI's use different construction for their strings or different scale lengths. Most other companies just lengthen/shorten the wind length but keep the same core-to-wrap ratio. With TI's you should buy the proper ones for that scale, otherwise your tensions will be off and would affect tone, playability and maybe even cause string damage.
     
  3. rone2him

    rone2him

    Apr 2, 2013
    San Diego Area
    Thanks Conjureman! ;)

    I was thinking along those lines, in noting the tension differences, and 'string gauge' on certain strings, between the sets...

    OK, I will do what I need to, to get the right 36" scale :cool:
     
  4. Ian_Flash

    Ian_Flash

    Jan 17, 2013
    Yes. TI's are too fine a string to not get the best out of them!
     

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