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5-String XL (or XXL?) Scale Pressure Wounds for Fretless? (39" Ball to Saddle...)

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by DaRQsiDe, Jan 31, 2013.


  1. DaRQsiDe

    DaRQsiDe

    Jan 17, 2008
    Istanbul, Turkey
    Hi everyone,

    I am basically looking (optimistically) for extra long pressure wounds (if they exists...) for my fretless 5. It is a body-through, and from the ball to the saddle, the length is 39". I am now using strings from NS design for their upright but would like to transition into "regular" bass strings...

    :help:

    Thank you :)
     
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Longest "Pressurewound" type strings are going to be Ken Smith Compressors. 38" Ball to Silk although the B string is tapered and slightly shorter... (37 and change)...

    GHS Pressurewounds are 36.5"
    SIT Silencers are 37.25"
    Rotosound are 37"

    :(
     
  3. DaRQsiDe

    DaRQsiDe

    Jan 17, 2008
    Istanbul, Turkey
    :bawl:

    Any good nickel roundwounds then?

    Edit - Or halfwound rounds?
     
  4. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    Owner: BassStringsOnline.com
    Yes...

    I compiled a list on my site... but here you go:

    Fodera Extra Long = 39.25" Ball to Taper
    R.Cocco Extra Long 39" Ball to Taper
    Thomastik-Infeld Super Long Scale = 39.75" Ball to Silk

    GHS has some Bass Boomers that have a 44" winding Ball to Silk that were specially made. I am in the process of trying to get a hold of some...


    A few more options open up if you go to Stainless Steel:

    DR Extra Long Scale = 40.7" Ball to Taper
    Fodera Extra Long = 39.25" Ball to Taper
    Ken Smith = 40" Ball to Silk
    Rotosound = 39" Ball to Silk