I am designing a tailpiece that will extend the overall length of bass strings - particularly relative to the winding post positions at the headstock. Example: Fender basses - length of the G string is about 6" longer than the E string. After playing short scale and long scale basses, it seems intuitive that longer strings produce (or require) more tension for the same tuning. Of course the gauge is also a consideration as well as overall stiffness/method of string construction. I think the string length between the winding post and the tailstock has a great deal to do with string tension and changing (increasing) this should not effect the tuning or fret intonation since this is controlled by the distance from the nut to the bridge. Any thoughts or comments?