Warwick String Length 5 String

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  1. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Inactive

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    What length do I need for my Fortress 5? Do I do a standard 34 scale or do I need longer?

    Thanks

    Shaun
     
  2. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    It varies by instrument. Best thing to do is measure from ball end to nut to see the exact winding length you need. Most likely the minimum length on that instrument is 37"
     
  3. JustForSport

    JustForSport

    Nov 17, 2011
    Ha- Jason to the rescue: best answer poss.
     
  4. Warwick's Fortress's are 34" scale.

    They have some models in shorter scales but that's not one of them.
     
  5. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Not all strings made for 34" scales are the same winding length though. For instance, a 36.5" string is too short for a Warwick. Ask me how I know!
     
  6. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    After PMing with the OP... His bass is 36.5" Ball to Nut and 38" Ball to Post. So 36.75" to 37.75" is ideal for string manufacture length.
     
  7. ODDBALL

    ODDBALL Inactive

    Mar 2, 2005
    Salida, CA
    Thanks Jason!
     
  8. Hmm, good to know. I've only ever purchased long scale strings for my Warwicks (DR's and Ken Smith's) and never had a problem... But never say never.
     
  9. mmbongo

    mmbongo Regular Human Bartender Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    The real problem is that there is no standard. DR and Ken Smith long scale are 38", other long scale strings such as GHS are 36.5".

    Great list right here:
    http://www.bassstringsonline.com/Bass-String-Lengths-by-Manufacturer_ep_47-1.html
     
  10. LOL, even better to know!

    Good thing I like my Warwick and DR combo.
     
  11. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Inactive Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    I need to revise the DR number. They are more like 37.75 on average.

    A bass like this will take up to 38" depending on the manufacturer design
     
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