string/set-up question...

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by georgestrings, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. georgestrings

    georgestrings Inactive

    Nov 5, 2005
    Due to my local shop not having my choice of strings, I went with an alternative this last time... I usually play GHS Boomer Long Scale Mediums - since the shop only had Boomer Mediums in Long Scale PLUS, I went with them - thinking that the wraps on the tuner end would still work(only the E string fattened up a bit quicker)....

    My question is this:

    Do Long Scale Plus strings put more tension on the neck than standard Long Scale strings do???

    It seems that after a week of having these strings on, my action has gotten a bit taller, and that I have more neck bow than before... I'm probably going to tighten my truss rod a little, to make do until I replace the strings again(in about 2 months)...

    - georgestrings
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA
    The extra overall length of the string is simply there to account for basses strung through body or that have a 35" scale.
  3. georgestrings

    georgestrings Inactive

    Nov 5, 2005
    Thanks for the reply, Charles - I called GHS today, and they said the same thing you did.. Must be I was due for a truss rod adjustment...

    - georgestrings
  4. SGT. Pepper

    SGT. Pepper Inactive

    Nov 20, 2005
    Boomers are probably the stiffest roundwounds out there.
    They are fatter than most others too. The 45-100's are as fat as other brands 45-105's.