Narcissism Posted March 15, 2009 Report Share Posted March 15, 2009 Hi I'm posting to help others avoid my mistake. 34" doesn't actually mean 34". In actuality it means just a little over 34", or roughly 34". What I did was I measured to +-34". So now while i'm intonating my bridge on the new bass, i'm finding that it doesn't want to intonate properly because the strings aren't long enough. The neck I have is most definately a 34" scale, and same goes for all of my other 34" scale basses that I have. However, while measuring those same basses, i've come up with results that are beyond 34" On my Ibanez GSR100 with proper intonation: From Nutface to bridge saddle on my high G, the length of the string is 34 1/8" From Nutface to bridge saddle on my low E, the scale length of the string is 34 3/8" Just thought I'd let everyone know in case you're working with prefabricated necks. I'm gonna go move my bridge 3/8" back now. Lesson learned *note* this may not apply to all guitars. If you're building a true 34" scale and you're using the stewmac fret calculator, it may turn out right. This post is covering prefabricated necks from Carvin, Rogue, Yamaha, and two Ibanez basses. For those who know more about this, feel free to add your input as I'm very interested. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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