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Help! 6 string - string through body, round wound, stainless steel set

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Noble Brat, Jun 8, 2017.

  1. Noble Brat

    Noble Brat

    Jun 15, 2006
    It's that time... Time to change the strings

    Any recommendations on a good round wound, stainless steel, normal gauge 6 string set which happens to be extra long?
    since I have no option other than string through body, the ball end to nut is about 38"-38.5", if the silk wrap starts before that - there's trouble.

    the bass itself is a fretless 6 string, 34" scale, normal tuned (B-C).

    a bit of story:
    I've had a La-Bella "extra long" :rollno: deep talking bass set on it for about 8 years now, but even though the sound is good, the B string (alone) is not long enough, the silk wrap started even before the nut and the wound stopped being consistent in the middle of the nut (ordered a couple of sets, all were the same).
    incidentally, the nut just broke at the side of the B string...
    now before I go fix her up, I want this farce to end and get some reputable strings to put on her.

    thanks a bunch
  2. Here's a helpful resource regarding who might offer what you need:

    Electric Bass String Winding Lengths by Manufacturer from BassStringsOnline.com
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