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I'm thinking of a 35" scale 4 string, to use B E A D.

I'd be buying second hand, on here, obviously... ;)

So, any thoughts on what to keep an eye out for..?

 

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Without googling, I’m not actually aware of any off-the-shelf 35” 4 strings.
Might be easier to simply buy the bass you want at 34” and have Newtone or someone wind you a higher tension BEAD string set.

edit: duuurrrr, obviously a Dingwall would be a perfect shout

edit 2: And apparently Spector did one: https://reverb.com/item/26020459-spector-euro-4-lx-35-435-w-snc-haz-preamp

Si

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6 minutes ago, Sibob said:

Without googling, I’m not actually aware of any off-the-shelf 35” 4 strings.

The Yamaha TRB1004J is 35" scale. 40mm nut, two humcancelled single coil pickups, 3 band EQ

Yamaha TRB range

 

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34 minutes ago, Ricky Rioli said:

The Yamaha TRB1004J is 35" scale. 40mm nut, two humcancelled single coil pickups, 3 band EQ

Yamaha TRB range

 

And there's a pre-owned offering currently for sale on the Bass Direct website, here

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I've owned Sadowsky and Wal 5 string basses, each with a superb 34" low B.

So 35" isn't always a prerequisite for a good B string.

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8 hours ago, chris_b said:

I've owned Sadowsky and Wal 5 string basses, each with a superb 34" low B.

So 35" isn't always a prerequisite for a good B string.

Agreed. I've a Warwick with a good Low B, plus the Vigier and 2 Ibanez. All are 34" scale.

String Choice (type/gauge/manufacturer) also plays a part. 

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Warwick Taranis; there’s even a Rockbass version.

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Ibanez BTB.. iirc the 2xx and 3xx 4 stringers are 34" but up from there are 35".

 

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Posted (edited)

Overwater, the C-bass is 36". 35" sure is an option.

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On 24/04/2021 at 13:54, chris_b said:

I've owned Sadowsky and Wal 5 string basses, each with a superb 34" low B.

So 35" isn't always a prerequisite for a good B string.

This.

Don't expect that extra 1" to make any significant difference on its own. The factors for getting a good sounding and playing low B are:
eck construction, neck joint and choosing the right low B-string (make, construction and gauge) for your bass.

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You could buy one of those fan fret 4 strings and then just buy an extra B string.

I also believe that getting the best B string that is possible is not about the scale, but more about the setup.

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I was going to say Warwick Corvette Taranis (or Vampyre Dark Lord, if the body style is your thing) and Yamaha TRB-series too, pleased to see people were ahead of me :)

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On 24/04/2021 at 14:38, itu said:

Modulus Graphite Quantum.

I wish you hadn't showed me that. Now I need one.

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