string spacing question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by p5string, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. p5string


    Aug 21, 2004
    Webster, NY
    Does anyone make a 4 string bass w/17.5 mm spacing? All the four string basses I see have 19mm (3/4) spacing. Ibanez is tighter than 17.5mm so they're out of the question.
  2. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
    A lot of short scale basses are less than 19mm. A Squier Bronco for example, is 17mm.

    You can find some aftermarket bridges. For example, this is an 18mm bridge by Song-Il

    I'm sure there are others as well.

    Best of luck with the hunt!

  3. ChristoMephisto


    Sep 4, 2011
    I have a vintage Hagstrom with that string spacing. Actually it's closer to 18-18-16.5mm.
    Probably not what your looking for tho.
  4. woody357

    woody357 Supporting Member

    Jun 17, 2005
  5. I had an old Aria Pro II CSB-450 that seemed to have spacing around 17.5-18 mm. Fantastic bass also.
  6. BassManPatsFan

    BassManPatsFan Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    San Francisco
    My fano px4 is a 4 stringer and it has 17.75 mm spacing. 32" scale.
  7. I may be wrong, but the only four string standard scale I can think of in that spacing would be the MusicMan Sterling.
  8. Bobster


    Mar 27, 2006
    Austin, TX
  9. My ESP LTD Basses have 17mm spacing