TI's on a 35" Scale Strings-Thru-Body

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by rickbass, Oct 16, 2002.

  1. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Would appreciate knowing if anyone is using Thomastik-Infelds (Powerbass or Jazz) on a 5-string, 35" scale, strings-through-body, with a 3 + 2 headstock (e.g. a 5-string Lakland or 5-string MM, et al).

    The US distributor for TI was kind enough to tell me that the A string, (string that needs the most length) is 37.5" from ball to start of the silk wrap. That seems like it may be cutting it close, but I could be wrong.

    Would appreciate hearing about any of your experiences. (FWIW - I use DR's now and they always give you plenty of length, and, I wasn't particularly fond of the Lakland-GHS nickels that came on my Skyline).

    Thanks for any input.
  2. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
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  3. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    Scheiss!!! .... as my German ancestors probably used to say.

    I'd hoped string makers were realizing that 5's with the through-body option is where the action is.

    Apparently not from the good link you put up.

    Thanks very much! Back to the DR corral, I guess. And that's just fine - DR's rock jeans off of heinies.