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Harmonics, tone, and longer strings

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by vicenzajay, Jan 25, 2005.


  1. All,

    Could use some advice, and I'll cut to the chase. I have smaller hands, and I'm making a decision on whether or not to make my 5-string a 34 or 35" scale. Playing on instruments in town, I am tempted to just stay at 34 inches (given the stretch)...my question is simple. How much will this affect my tone, harmonics, etc. etc.? What will I be sacrificing without the extra inch of scale length.

    Thanks for any help,
    Jay