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David Nimrod
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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

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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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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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