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newbie here, what scale strings would my Ibanez srx 300 need?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by OnThe4String, Jul 19, 2003.

  1. OnThe4String


    Jul 19, 2003
    Well I went to the music store today and bought new string , went to put them on to find out they seemed a little too long. I ended up with GHS Boomers long scale plus(34"-36"). How do I know what scale my bass has?
  2. tappel


    May 31, 2003
    Long Island, NY
    Here's D'Addario's method (it involves removing a string):

    1) Mark the lowest pitch string at the nut with a marker.
    2) Remove the string and measure the distance from the inner edge of the ballend to the mark.

    up to 32" D'Addario short scale
    32" - 34" D'Addario medium scale
    34" - 36" D'Addario long scale
    36" - 38" D'Addario super long scale

    Hope this helps,