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more string help

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Pmutch, Jan 25, 2003.


  1. Pmutch

    Pmutch

    Jan 16, 2003
    I don't know what scale my 4 string is. It has 20 frets tho... SOMEONE HELP!!!!!!!!!
     
  2. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    Measure from the nut to the twelfth fret, and multiply by two. The result is your scale length.
     
  3. Pmutch

    Pmutch

    Jan 16, 2003
    its like 17 in so that'd be 34. what scale is that?
     
  4. Flatwound

    Flatwound Supporting Member

    Sep 9, 2000
    San Diego
    34" is standard long scale. Other scale lengths commonly encountered are extra-long which is 35" or more and normally found on 5+ string basses, and the short scales of 32" (not that common) and 30".
     
  5. Pmutch

    Pmutch

    Jan 16, 2003
    Tho when I measured it seamed to be a lil over 17 it was 17 and a ΒΌ of inch. Does that make any difference?
     
  6. i think your bass is 34"
    and you will need just standard strings...long scale
    good sig on the above post
    give P's a chance
    like it
    :)
     
  7. ramip

    ramip

    Dec 1, 2002
    did i have to take it to the start of the fret or the end
    In my bass its 15 3/4 to the start of the fret
    I am shorty?
     
  8. sounds like a 32"
    remember scale lengths are nominal
    some makes use 33 1/3 and 33 3/4 but are still called 34" long scale
    i think yours will fall into the 32" band??
     

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