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4/4 strings in a 3/4 bass?

Discussion in 'Strings [DB]' started by Tango, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. Tango


    Feb 14, 2006
    Could I put a medium tension 4/4 strings in my 3/4 bass? Could it work? Thank you!
  2. I'm working with a low A string tuned a whole step down to G. It has less tension and requires quite an adjustment in bow speed to produce a good sound.
    Are you using more pizz than arco?
  3. chipsas


    Feb 28, 2005
    Europe, Lithuania
    sure, it goes without saying..:)
    as i know we usually use the same strings for 3/4 or 4/4 basses..
  4. back when i was borrowing a bass from my middle school(it was horrid dont do it) my private teacher extended me the courtesy of 3/4 or 7/8 size strings to replace the garbage on the half size i was borrowing. that worked out fine so i wouldnt see why 4/4 strings wouldnt work on a 3/4. are you getting these from someone, or are you buying them, because if youre buying might as well get the right size. good luck