Using bike cable and guitar string to test alignment. 32" scale and E/B tuning. Any suggestions on string gauges?

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Comment by Fergus Lester on March 29, 2019 at 2:48pm

not surebif this video will work. https://1drv.ms/v/s!Ahfhrrb-UXCajStKjs3epAJW5mCQ

Comment by Fergus Lester on March 26, 2019 at 6:46am
Videos to follow
Comment by Fergus Lester on March 26, 2019 at 6:46am
Sounds great on valve guitar amp with 12" speaker. Piezo under the saddle towards the A string end. Now to make it look prettier and improve the ergonomics. Oh, and learn to play bass!
Comment by Fergus Lester on March 25, 2019 at 9:19am
Thanks. It's more like 30". Also I maent E and A for guitar-like tuning. Planning fretless not slide so got a 0.09 and 0.075.
Comment by François on March 23, 2019 at 4:39pm

If you plan on playing slide like Morphine, long scale is better as there is more tension on the strings.

If you plan on playing fretless or fretted, short scale gives you slacker strings.

Comment by BrianQ. on March 23, 2019 at 1:46pm

Light gauge will do, weed wacker will also work? If you’re going for E/B tuning I would use .100-.090 for E & .080-..070 for B, basically the 3rd & 4th strings? I have a built a few 2 string basses with these gauges & they work perfectly with a 30”-34” scale length. Cheers

Comment by Uncle John on March 23, 2019 at 9:05am

Long scale!

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