**PLEASE NOTE** This set is designed specifically for through body basses. They are considered a long scale set but have varying string lengths within the set. The strings measure as follows;
B - 37.25" / 95cm - Ball End to Silk
E - 37.25" / 95cm - Ball End to Silk
A - 38" / 96.5cm - Ball End to Silk
D - 38" / 96.5cm - Ball End to Silk
G - 38" / 96.5cm - Ball End to Silk
Here's what La Bella say about these strings;
"Since the 50s and 60s, La Bella’s DEEP TALKIN’ BASS Stainless Steel Flat Wounds have been the choice of professional bass players and continue to be the standard for the best sounding Flat Wounds on the market.
- Stainless Steel Flat Wound; hand-polished for an incredibly smooth finish
- Designed for Basses that String Through the Body (not suitable for top load bridges)
- Standard Tension
- 5-String Set: .045, .065, .085, .105, .128
- Standard Long Scale Set
- Made in the USA with American Wire
- Packaged using MAP Technology (Modified Atmosphere Packaging) to prevent tarnishing and ensure freshness
This particular set is standard long scale through-body. The 1st (G), 2nd (D), 3rd (A) strings are 38” from ball-end to silk/taper. The 4th (E) string is 37 1/4” from ball-end to silk/taper. Only the silk portion of the string should wrap around the tuning post or else the string will break.
We insist that players use the measurement of ball-end (anchor) to top nut of their current set of strings. This measurement is more accurate than scale length as it takes into account through-body stringing, and more complex or alternative bridges. In many cases the set of strings required will be longer than the bass’s stated scale length! Use these references:
If ball-end-to-nut length is:
Up to 32” choose Short Scale
32”-34” choose Medium Scale
34”-36” choose Long Scale
36”-38” choose Extra/Super Long Scale
If you have a bass where you cannot see the ball-end i.e. a thru-body bass, you will have to measure your string once it has been removed. Before removing the string be sure to make a mark on the string with a permanent marker just behind the nut so you know where to measure to. Then once you’ve taken it off the bass, you can measure from the ball-end to the mark you made on the string.
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