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stringing method

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by tww001, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. tww001


    Aug 13, 2003
    Telford, PA
    If I'm running my strings through-body on a standard long-scale (34") neck, should I but extra-long scale (36") strings to compensate for the extra length going through the body of my bass? The d'Addario chromes I have on my fretless are strung through-body (regular long scale) and the silk goes over the nut onto the fingerboard about one or two millimeters. Thanks!
  2. :cool: When using D'Addario strings in a through-body mode, at least with Fenders anyway, you've got to order the extra-long. I found this out many years ago. Good strings, but their labeling for scale length leaves something to be desired.
  3. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Better safe than sorry.
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    Ampeg SVT Son, I am disappoint.

    Sep 9, 2006
    I had the same problem when i put chromes on my Fender MIA. I took them off not too long later because i didnt really care for flats ( i was expereimenting).
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