Question about my new 35" Traben...

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by BassDmb18, Aug 26, 2004.

  1. BassDmb18


    Dec 28, 2002
    Davie, FL
    Would TI's Powerbass fit?
  2. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    Shouldn't be an issue.
  3. dont know nothin about strings but congrats on the bass man
  4. BassDmb18


    Dec 28, 2002
    Davie, FL
    Ok, would they fit on a 35" scale bass, AND be playable, like not too tight or something?
  5. BassDmb18


    Dec 28, 2002
    Davie, FL
  6. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    They should be fine -- besides, TI's are known for looooooow tension.
  7. BassDmb18


    Dec 28, 2002
    Davie, FL
    Definitly aren't gonna fit. I talked to a retailer, hed had me measure everything out, and since the Traben is a String-Through on top of being 35" , I'll need so Extra Long or Super Long strings...

    I'm looking for strings that are way deeper than the Elixer's that this bass came stock with. Something that will give it some mids and punch, and keep the highs from having too much bite. Right now the Elixers are really bright, and not for me.

    Any Suggestions?
  8. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Well, I KNOW that the Lakland Steels would likely fit...

    I've been trying to find some strings to use on my parts bass, its a 34" w/ string-thru... I WAS going to use Rotosound 66's, but similarly, they did NOT fit...

    Phil @ 5th Ave Fret shop suggested I give SIT Power Steels a shot... He didn't have any in stock, so I'm waiting on them...

    Anyone have any experience w/ these? I'm dying to try them out.
  9. BassDmb18


    Dec 28, 2002
    Davie, FL
    DR make any Lowriders that would fit?
  10. lbanks


    Jul 17, 2003
    Ennui, IN USA
    Dude had some TI 36's, but they may be flats. Check the Dudepit.
  11. BassDmb18


    Dec 28, 2002
    Davie, FL
    Here's a reply I got from the Trbaen crew..

    "We use strings that are
    between 45" and 46" long. Something a little shorter will work, but this
    give room to tie. We have found that most brands that offer a string for
    longer scales, specifically 35" scale work without a problem. Please let
    us know if we can assist you further.

    Best Regards,
    Tracy Hoeft
    Elite Music Brands
    Phone: 727-793-0079
    A Division of HHI "

    45 !?!?!?! what the hell. Being that it is 35" and a stringthough, i question that 35" scale strings would work.
  12. ApeIsHigh81


    Aug 24, 2004
    Ask your flaming bridge, maybe it'll know. JK man good luck with that Traben. DR Hi-Beams fit up to 37" scale I believe, so they should work. And are you doubting your Traben teams' professional advice??? You have to trust your team man, teamwork......TEAMWOOOOOORK!!!!!!
  13. Techmonkey


    Sep 4, 2004
    Wales, UK
    The one I ordered comes with GHS boomers on it... So I guess you could get those to fit. I've got a set of Blu-Steels which I've been saving for a special occasion, I might try those on it when I'm replacing the strings.