Is this wrong? (string length)

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by RiverFunk, Nov 6, 2002.


  1. D'Addario XLs sit like this in the neck of my 35" kingston bass:

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    The B and E strings start to get thin before the nut, are these short for the 35" scale or is this normal? These two sound a little weaker than the others.. If they are short how can I know if another set of strings isn't too, before buying, any ideas?

    Thanks!

    Pedro
     
  2. pookeymp

    pookeymp

    Oct 16, 2002
    NY/NJ
    Hey Pedro,

    Are you using Long Scale or Super Long Scale D'Addario's? If you're using Long, you may want to try Super Long for the 35" Scale.

    I also use D'Addarios. I play a 34" Scale Alembic, but because the Alembic body is big, the strings travel a longer distance from the tail of the bass to the tuning pegs than on any of my other 34" basses...so even though I use a Long Scale set, my B string sits like you noted in your picture. I've noticed no difference in sound or playability, so I haven't moved up to the Super Long. But, if you feel this is an issue in your case, you may want to try that if you're not already using them.

    Mikey/