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TI Flats on a 34.5" scale 6 string

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by BryanB, Jul 26, 2002.

  1. BryanB

    BryanB Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Will TI flats fit on a 34.5" scale 6 string? Will I have to shave the silk windings?
  2. Thomguy


    Oct 15, 2001
    New York, USA
    To be absolutely sure that the Thom's will fit, you'll need to measure from where the ball anchors, up to the nut on your bass. From there you can tell if they'll fit based on the following measurements. Here are the measurements of all of the 34" scale strings: (The JR's are almost identical in length)

    Total overall length:

    C= 47.88"
    G= 47.38"
    D= 47.88"
    A= 48.00"
    E= 49.88"
    B= 48.38"

    From the ball end to the start of the silk wrap at peg head end (vibrating length)


    There's about 3/4 of an inch of silk at the ball end and over a foot of silk wrap at the top. In a pinch, you can shave off about 3/4" to 1" of silk at the top before the first taper starts.

    Add approx. 2 inches to the vibrating length regarding the 36" scale set and minus 2 inches to for the 32" scale set. Of course currently those SKU's are only available in 4 string sets.

    I hope this helps. Feel free to call or email directly for further clarification or of course, post here.

    Best regards,
    Kevin Reynolds
    Connolly & Co.
    Exclusive Importers of Thomastik-Infeld Strings

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