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Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by bench, Jun 19, 2020.
I´d just like to know if the silk goes over the nut for the B-string...
I don't use the flats on my 5 string, but the rounds go past the nut on it. They appear to be the same length, ball to silk as the flats when comparing them to my four string with flats. My 5 string is 35" scale and the B silk is about 3/8" past the nut. I measured 36 3/4 to the silk. I believe fret nation has the measurements on their website.
I'm sure @michael_t will have the answer.
Actually, @jchrisk1 has the right info.
OP is asking about the Talman TMB35, as mentioned on the thread title, which Ibanez has just released for this year. Yes, it's a 5 string bass, but it's a short 30" scale. So, I don't think anyone has responded to OP within the right context.
I don't have the answer too. I would, as I almost bought one in late February, but I backed out cause the TMB35 was and is still only available in green whereas I just bought another Ibanez bass in green finish, and green is not exactly my preferred choice of color.
My apologies for my oversight regarding the Talman TMB35 being a short scale. I'm not even sure if TI Flats actually come in a short-scale 5-string set.
I didn't know it was short scale either. I assumed it was a 35" scale bass because he was asking about a B string, and, I guess, the name of the bass.
TI does not make a 5 string short scale set. They have a four string 32" scale set, but that is as close as it gets. Some 30" scale basses can use them.
I have cut an old set of TI jazz rounds and put them on my Ibanez Mikro. It worked fine, but I wouldn't recommend buying a new set and trying this. Results may vary.
that is the problem. i'm asking because players like owen biddle and tone whitfield use ti flats on their 30" callowhill fivestrings. so i guess they are using at least the b string from the normal set but was not sure... using the standard length fivestring set must be super-floppy....
$120 strings on a $250 bass. One more reason I love TalkBass.
I think I see what is going on with Owen's basses. If you look at the headstock, you'll notice his B string tuner is about three inches past the nut, making it possible to use a standard long scale set of strings. You can see how the silk ends on the last wrap. The G string silk did even make it on.
so it is a standard set... thank you for the pic.
luckily in germany they come cheaper...
They use the standard B string and the wrapping at the end is unwound down to the core so it can fit around the post. When my OBS was finished, Tim did that for me with some DR Legends.