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Different String spacings

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by blackreverend, May 10, 2006.

  1. Hey all,
    Checking out a new bass, and was wondering; for my future reference, could people who know list as many string spacing for as many brands of bass as they could, specifically 5 and 6 strings-

    such as-
    Ken Smith
    Fender 5's

    This is because I don't know what 19mm spacing feels like, but I know what a Modulus feels like, so it would help me relate.

  2. hello?
  3. 19mm spacing is the standard for 4s. 5ers and 6ers generally are between 16.5-19mm spacing. Some have 20mm spacing, but that is rare. The only company I know that does that is Warwick (on their widenecks).
  4. Ken Smith 18mm
    Modulus 17mm
  5. Andy Brown

    Andy Brown Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 23, 2004
    Rhode Island
    Founder/Owner: Wing Instruments
    Aside from going to the manufacturer websites and getting the information immediately, here are the ones I know:

    F Bass - 19mm (4's, 5's, 6's)
    Sadowsky - 19mm (4's, 5's)
    Valenti - 19mm (when using Hipshot "B" bridge)
    Zon - 19mm (4's, and the 5-string 519 model), 17mm (5's), 16.5mm (6's)
    Modulus - 19mm (4's), 17mm (5's and 6's), 22.25mm (Wide 5-string)
  6. JansenW


    Nov 14, 2005
    Cambridge, MA
    For MTDs...

    435/535/Z4/Z5/Saratoga/Heir/Kingston = 19mm
    635 = 18mm
    735 = 16mm
  7. Lakland fivers are 19mm.
  8. psi


    Mar 11, 2005
    New Jersey
    Steinberger narrow 5s are something like 15 or 16mm.
  9. Stingray 5 = 17.5 mm.

    I don't know how relevant this is nowadays but my old Tobias Toby Deluxe 5 (from the first MusicYo era) had 16 mm.
  10. waytoodeep03

    waytoodeep03 Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2005
    Frisco, Texas
    I know Yamaha JP and TrbII's are 20mm
  11. Lonnybass

    Lonnybass Supporting Member

    Jul 19, 2000
    San Diego
    Endorsing Artist: Pedulla Basses
    Pedullas come in either 17.5 or 19mm.


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