Jump to content

Please note: You can easily log in to MPN using your Facebook account!

Scale length question


Recommended Posts

Hey lowdowners. I've got a quick question. I'm trying to determine once and for all the scale length on my bass. If I understand scale length correctly, it is the length from the nut to the saddles, right? Now, the saddles on my bridge are staggered(due to string compensation I'm guessing). So which one do I measure from?
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 2
  • Created
  • Last Reply

You are correct, the scale is measured from the nut to the bridge. If you are talking about a fender-style bridge, I doubt that the differences in length are over a quarter inch, so you'll be able to tell fairly easily whether it's a 34", 34.5", 35", 36", whatever.


If you have a more specialized bridge:


The scale varies per string, and you'd state it as such.

"For instance" is not proof.


Link to comment
Share on other sites


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Create New...