35" low B neck through 5 strings?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by fireball69696, Jan 9, 2014.

  1. so, what is out there on the market for strings like that, the only thing i could find in my country (croatia) are d'addarios. any more from you to recommend me?

    gauge and string type doesnt matter right now

    thank you
  2. dedpool1052


    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    DR strings. their standard long scale string have a 38" wrap length, so they'll fit either top-load or (some) string-thru-body bridges on 35" scale basses.
  3. JustForSport


    Nov 17, 2011
    I think GHS long scale is 38" also.
    Just thread a string thru, put a piece of tape around it at the tuner side of the nut, then remove it and measure from the ball to the tape to know what length you need for the 'speaking length'.
  4. crazyfaux


    May 24, 2012
    I second DR strings. I tried A bunch of strings; I just keep going back to DR's. DR are my number one Round wound strings, but that's just my opinion. If your looking for flats I Recommend the thomastik-infeld.
  5. Bardolphus

    Bardolphus Put some stank on it... Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2007
    Austin, Texas
  6. mccartneyman


    Dec 22, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Managing Editor, Bass Guitars Editor, MusicGearReview.com
  7. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Digital Brand Development and Product Development at GHS Strings
    Those have "technically" been discontinued, which is why you only find the 4 string available.

    However, I worked to have them rebranded (because the name was a bit misleading), so they will be available again. They're a nice set.
  8. I use DR extra long hi beam on my 35" string thru body 5 string. Plenty of length.
  9. ddhm


    Mar 18, 2011
    Memphis Tn USA
    I love my DRs. hi beams fer me, thankee.
  10. mmbongo

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

    +1 on DR Strings
  11. vince a

    vince a

    Jun 13, 2006
    Modesto, CA
    I want to try Dean Markley SR2000 strings on my 35" Lakland, but all their ads just say light or medium . . . how do I know if they'll fit thru the body?
  12. mmbongo

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

    I don't think they will fit..but I'm not sure. Here's why I say that...

    As you can see at

    Markleys are wound to 37.25" and I think you need closer to 38" (like DR) for a Lakland. Plus, I don't think the tapers would be long enough to work through body.

    They would work fine strung through bridge though.