38" Stainless Stell strings .120 and .90

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by jmp2203, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. jmp2203


    Mar 8, 2013
    any tips on buy extra long strings for a fanned fret bass? 34 to 36 scale

    Low B .120
    Low E .90

    i dont want any heavier than that please

    the rest of the sets can be standard long 37" so no problem with those, thanks
  2. DR's "long scale" is 38" in winding length, which is most other manufacturers' "extra long scale".

    Both DR Stainless Steel Lo-Riders (hex core) and DR Hi Beams (round core) can be custom ordered to include those gauges.

    Where are you located?
  3. Jon Moody

    Jon Moody Commercial User

    Sep 9, 2007
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Manager of Brand Identity & Development, GHS Strings, Innovation Double Bass Strings, Rocktron
    What bass do you have, that's a 34"-36" fanned fret? Most at that size are usually 34"-37"
  4. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Could be, OP's is the Schecter Stiletto Studio-5 FF, which a 34-36 inches fanned fret and came with Ernie Ball 5 String Super Long #2850 (.045-.130).
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  5. jmp2203


    Mar 8, 2013
    yeah that the bass i want to try, actually still dont have it, just want to be sure about the strings i will able to use.

    and not sure on the DR honestly any other options?
  6. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Probably you would want to look at D'Addario extensive collections of single strings, especially that you'd prefer 120 B and 90 E which I can't recall I've ever seen them in one retail set.

    I've bought GHS, Ken Smith, Elixir single strings, but only their extended range ones (low-B, high-C, or high-F), while with D'Adarrio, I've also bought their "normal range" single strings to customize my sets.
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  7. jmp2203


    Mar 8, 2013
    i love daddario but they dont have super long SS in 120 gauge, they jump from 110 to 125

    but they have 90 available, still looking...
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  8. Aidil


    Dec 4, 2014
    Jkt, IDN
    Didn't realize D'Addario never made .120SL before.
  9. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    I've been using Ken Smith Rockmaster Stainless Steel Roundwounds in their Extra Long Scale to fit on my 35" scale Lakland with the strings thru-body loaded. Unless your 36" is also rear-loaded that oughtta fit, and I'm pretty sure Smith makes a .120 low B
  10. etherealme

    etherealme Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Following up with the OP's inquiry, similar situation except I don't have a multi scale bass, just a 36" scale. I definitely have to have stainless steel strings.

    Any suggestions for round wound stainless at that scale?

    Someone said DR will customize length. So Lo-riders at that length - has anyone tried those longer than 34" scale?

    I am disappointed Rotosound doesn't offer a long scale stainless. Maybe I could contact them on custom lengths past 35".

    Thanks for everyone's input.
  11. See my post in your main thread.
  12. I don't know where you got the info, but I've never heard of DR customizing winding lengths on their strings.