scale length question

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by bassedsouth, Oct 15, 2006.

  1. I've taken the plunge from electric to db . I dont know a lot about standard scale lengths but from what I've been told 39'' is common . My bass has had a recent overhaul (new board etc ) , on checking the distance between the end of the nut and the point where string hits bridge I see that it is an exact 40'' , is this anything to be concerned about or should the bridge be moved ?

    Thanks Adrian
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    Your bridge should be centered on the two inside cuts of the f-hole, that's structurally where it is designed to be.

    3/4 size bass scale lengths vary but are typically in the 41.5-42 inch range.
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