String issue

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Steve Joachim, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Steve Joachim

    Steve Joachim

    Apr 24, 2018
    Just installed D'Addario long scale brights on my 5 string. Was told these would fit. Well, obviously the B and E aren't long enough. Question is, will this affect playability and tuning? I don't hear any buzzing yet. This is my first experience with a 35" string thru bodied bass.
     

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  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    They'll buzz eventually. The intonation could be off. That bass probably needs extra long scale strings.
     
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  3. Steve Joachim

    Steve Joachim

    Apr 24, 2018
    Thanks Gorn. That's what it's looking like. Maybe I'll try stringing the B and E thru the bridge to see if they'll fit. Hate to waste a new set.
     
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  4. Who told you the D'A "long scale" would fit on a 35"-scale thru-body?
     
  5. Steve Joachim

    Steve Joachim

    Apr 24, 2018
    GC
     
  6. That figures...

    They owe you a brand new replacement set in "super long".
     
  7. Steve Joachim

    Steve Joachim

    Apr 24, 2018
    Yep, I'm taking them back. Bought a set for my 4 string as well. Not even going to take them out of the package. Aggravating