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. 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.