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Problems with fitting 36" TI Jazz flats on Fender Jazz

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Rockin John, Jul 8, 2004.

  1. Next week the holding deposit goes down on my American Deluxe Jazz 5. :hyper: :hyper: :hyper:

    I've spoken to the dealer about a full setup incl pulling the Fender strings and fitting TI's JF364 (as a 5 string set, courtesty of Thomguy....thanks again Kevin :bassist: ).

    But my dealer is concerned that these super long strings may be too long even for through the body stringing. And I am concerned that the tight angle of through the body to over the bridge saddles might pull the wrappings apart at the bridge.

    I think 34" strings might be too short for TTB stringing although should, of course, be fine string at the bridge.

    Before we wreck the TIs by trying this, I wonder if there's any wisdom?

    Thanks folks.

  2. I don't think it should be a problem. Unless they're tapered in some way, it shouldn't be a big deal at the bridge. If they're too long, cut the ends and it should work. Many resident Talkbassers such as Treena Foster have jazz Flats on their Jazz basses, and I haven't heard of any problems. I'm sure Treena can chime in with confirmation.
  3. Thanks, Jender'.