Our Souls inc. Posted January 1, 2011 Report Share Posted January 1, 2011 I'm not one of us who have all that scale length knowlege down-pat yet. My current build is a bass, 6 string - and I want to tune it one octave lower than a standard guitar, like the Fender 30" scale basses. My question lies in the scale length and string gauge I should be going for. It'll be tuned E-E with the high B and E having octave strings with them. I'm thinking of 32" for a scale length, but I'm afraid I'll have problems getting the high E tuned up at 32" long. Should I do a multi-scale - ? 30 and 32 with a 7th parallel fret sound doable? or should I do a 27 - 30" fan ? Any advice will be appreciated - I'm still in the body glue-up phase. I have a few days to ponder it..... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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