Built my first bass (another post), think I got a little extra space between the bridge and the string-through ferrules. I need strings with a minimum of about 37" from immediately under the ball to the start of the first taper. Anyway, got on D'Addario's website. It states, that for their "long scale" chrome flats, these strings will fit long scale basses with: "scale length of up to 36 1/4" However, when I called D'Addario to make sure, they told me that the length of the string, from under the ball to where the first taper starts measures 36 1/4. These are in conflict. A "scale length of up to 36 1/4", when you add 3/4" or so at the bottom to get over the bridge, and a 1/4" or so to get through the nut, would require a string length of more like 37 1/4" from under the ball to the start of the taper. Does ANYONE?!?!? happen to have a loose set of D'Addario "long scale" (not super long scale) chrome flats that they could actually measure and let me know the length? To make matters worse, I ordered a set of "long scale" strings and can only return them if I don't open them.....can't even open them to measure the length.....yeah, I checked I'm also afraid that "super long scale" strings may be too long and the taper might not start before the tuners. head------>desk Thanks in advance for any help. If you're someplace that sells strings, and can provide some measurements, I'd happily return these unopened and re-order from you.