Long Scale Bass Strings are Too Short for my Bass. What Strings Should I Buy?

Last Update: 06/01/2012

Long Scale Bass Strings are Too Short for my Bass.  What Strings Should I buy?

  • With the exception of DR brand strings, long scale strings are designed to fit 34 inch scale, top loading basses.
  • If the bass has a scale longer than 34", or if it is a string thru the body bass type bass, then it requires extra-long strings often sold as "super long".
  • To determine the length needed, add the scale length plus 1.25 inches if strung thru the body .

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