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D'addario 170's

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by shnapper, May 13, 2005.

  1. shnapper


    May 1, 2005

    I was hoping someone here could tell me if the daddario xl170 5 string set needs to be in the "super long scale" length for my 35 inch schecter elite 5?

    I tried the standard "long scale" and they were to short, but I didn't actually mount the string. I just held it up to the bridge and it came about an inch to short. The windings sat over the first fret about 1/4 to 1/2 inch.

    Would the super long scale strings be the set I need or should I have mounted and tensioned the regular scale strings hoping to stretch the windings beyond the first fret? :confused: :confused:

    Any help is appreciated................. :bassist:
  2. tappel


    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    D'Addario longs just barely cut it on most 35" fivers (I have a long set on my 35" Spector - the B string comes up a few windings short).

    Yeah, go with the super longs.

  3. shnapper


    May 1, 2005
    Cool, I'll have to have someone order them up, no one stocks them :crying:

    Thanks for the reply :hyper:

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