So for as long as I can remember, I've been buying long scale strings for my regular scale basses. As far as I have been able to tell, they're just longer. I bought a set of regular scale strings once for an axe I had with a tricky bridge, and because the tail was so far back from the bridge, the reg scale strings wouldn't quite reach to the G on the headstock (4 in a row tuners). I've bought long scale ever since. Of course, now I'm dealing with four basses - none of which require long scale. I just get them so I have plenty of string to sit in the tuners. Is there anything significantly different about "long scale" strings, or are they really just longer? I read a thread on here about strings being "designed" for a certain scale, so I thought I'd get some feedback on that from you guys. Thoughts?