36" on a 35" Bass

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by SuperDuck, Sep 26, 2001.

  1. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Well, it's come time for me to restring my new DeArmond 5-string for the first time... I would like to go with D'Addario Prisms, but they only make them in 34" and 36" scale, and, of course, I have a 35" scale bass. Obviously, the 34" probably won't work, but I was wondering if the 36" would work or not. The reason I'm going for the Prisms is I really liked them on my fretted four, which I sold a while ago, and have been playing fretless exclusively until now.

    Free free to let me know if you know any good 35" scale strings, cause the only other ones I saw were the Fenders that were made for the DeArmond basses, and are the ones that my bass probably came with.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Extra-longscale strings (36") should work fine.
  3. Yeah, the 36" will be fine, you'll just have to cut them to the desired length.
  4. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Excellent. Thanks guys.
  5. *Old grandma voice on*

    What a nice young man.

    *Old grandma voice off*