String options for the Ibanez Mikro bass (particularly the five-string that I have) are extremely limited because it's so small. The scale length is only 28.6 inches. Here are the winding lengths for it according to my measurement: Minimum winding length: 30 1/4 inches Maximum winding length: 32 1/2 inches Given the limited options for strings, I'm considering a modification that would allow me to use longer strings. I think the most options would be for the standard "long scale" strings. These appear to vary in winding length from 36 1/2 to 38 inches depending on manufacturer, though. So my questions are... How much should I try to lengthen the Mikro's winding length in order to accommodate the widest range of "long scale" strings? If I increase it enough to accommodate 38 inches, would that still allow me to use the 36 1/2 inch strings? If I added 6 1/4 inches to the winding length, would that allow me to use the full range of "long scale" strings since that would increase the minimum winding length to 36 1/2 and the maximum winding length to 38 3/4?