Okay, I have the neck fretted and the body ready to go on my first CB bass. I built it 30"scale from nut to bridge. Going acoustic with a piezo pickup. The question is.....does it matter if I use a longer length string. I know I need acoustic string but does the length matter? I have seen string for 30, 32,34, and 36 inch bass. Any thoughts/help is very welcome. Thanks!! 

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To all who responded, thank you. I finished the bass and delivered it the band. R5 is the name of the band, young group. Anyhow, plugged into a bass amp I had used a piezo and it sounded fantastic. Tuned ADG it was very resonant and all worked out perfect. Now I want to make one to keep!!.

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