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Plain Steel Strings (found in all electric or acoustic string sets):

  • At least 41″ from ball-end to tail
  • We are moving this to 43″, however some gauges will remain at 41″ while we sell through existing stock. If you need the full 43″ length on your plains, please contact us first.

Wound Acoustic Strings:

  • 46.5″ total length, 39.75″ of which is wound and 6.75″ of which is a core wire tail, which can be used to anchor the string around the tuning peg if extra length is needed.

Wound Electric Strings:

  • 46.5″ total length, 39.75″ of which is wound and 6.75″ of which is a core wire tail, which can be used to anchor the string around the tuning peg if extra length is needed.
  • Strings .068 and up have a taper at 35.5″ from the ball-end
  • Strings .080 and up have a very slight taper at the ball-end to keep them from getting stuck in bridges. It does not affect performance.

Bass Strings:

  • All bass strings are 54″ in total length, roughly 49″ of which is wound (slightly less on short and medium scale lengths)
  • Strings .060 and up have a taper at a certain length from the ball-end, depending on the scale. When installed, this taper should sit between the nut and the tuning peg, if you have picked the right scale strings for your bass.
    • Short Scale: 32.75″
    • Medium Scale: 34.75″
    • Long Scale: 37.1″
    • Extra Long Scale: 39.25″
    • Strings .055 and under are marked “Universal Scale.” Since they have only one wrap they have no taper, so they can be cut to any length to work for any scale bass.
  • Strings .125 and up have a very slight taper at the ball-end to keep them from getting stuck in bridges. It does not affect performance.

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