Regarding medium / long scale choices!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by nabi4444, Jan 29, 2018.

  1. nabi4444


    Jan 29, 2018
    Hello Bass forums!
    I have the decision to purchase a medium scale or a long scale.
    The medium scale is 34$ and the long scale is 24$.

    My bass' scale length is 24".

    The medium scale is 24"
    The long scale is 24"-26", so it shouldn't make a difference as to which one I buy, correct?

    Which would you recommend, and could I buy a long scale?

    Thanks for the answers!
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2018
  2. Lovep

    Lovep Supporting Member

    Mar 17, 2011
    Indianapolis, IN
    Proof read...

    Your long scale is shorter than your medium scale...
  3. nabi4444


    Jan 29, 2018
    seriously? no help?
  4. cattrax


    Oct 17, 2010
    Gainesville, FL
    Your question is very confusing. Are you looking to purchase a bass or purchase strings for a bass you already own?
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  5. cattrax


    Oct 17, 2010
    Gainesville, FL
    btw, welcome to Talkbass!
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  6. Trouztrouz


    Feb 6, 2013
    I think I've deciphered it. He'd taking about strings.

    The long scale strings cost 24 dollars and the medium scale strings are 34 dollars. I'm surprised there would be such a large difference but ok let's work with that.

    Your scale measurements are off - 24" is about the scale of a normal guitar. A long scale bass is 34" and a medium scale is about 32". If your bass measures 34” from bridge to nut, get the long scale.

    I once accidentally bought medium scale strings because I didn't pay enough attention to the picture of the package and I paid too much attention to the item description that said it would fit a 34" scale bass. The silks almost reached the first fret.
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  7. nabi4444


    Jan 29, 2018
    Thank you Trouz. Long scale indeed!