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Determining scale length

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jon Chewning, Aug 19, 2000.


  1. I'm trying to figure out the scale of my Toby-5 but I'm not sure about points A and B. I believe it's measured from the nut to the base of the bridge. Or is it where the strings sit in the saddle? Can anyone help me out here?
     
  2. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    The most accurate way to determine the scale of your bass is to measure from the nut to the middle of the twelfth fret. Now double that measurement and you will have the true scale. Most people will measure from the nut to the bridge and use that measurement as their scale.
    Cheers
     
  3. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Well, hes correct in the method, but i can tell you....your toby is 34". :)