What does everyone recommend for a 35'' scale?

Discussion in 'Strings [BG]' started by Bard2dbone, Oct 6, 2002.

  1. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    I am planning my next bass purchase. I am sure you will guess what when I ask:

    What is the best (in your experience) string set for an extended scale 5-string bass? I prefer one that I can string through the body, so a taper wound set would have to have a monstously long taper to intonate properly.

    I have previously only played 4-strings. My favorite string has been the GHS Pressurewounds. I like the sound of roundwounds with a feel closer to flats, especially for fretless.

    I read the table on sstring characteristics. I understand that I will need a longer wound area than most sets will have for a 35" scale, and I am especially wondering about stringing through the body.

    Any help is appreciated.
  2. Taperwounds, he asks?

    I string DR Longnecks through the body of my 35" Lakland - they work just fine.
  3. Rod B.

    Rod B.

    Jun 11, 2002
    Lakland Direct sells both Lakland and DR strings which will fit.
  4. Bard2dbone


    Aug 4, 2002
    Arlington TX
    How much do they run direct from Lakland?