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phazon

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I have contacted several string manufacturers and online "strings only" type distributors trying to find a source for guitar gauge strings that will fit on a 34" scale instrument.

Not only do the ones I have talked to not provide them but they seem totally oblivious to why anyone would need them.

Other than the fact that Warr Guitar, Megatar and Touch Gutairs (Marcus Reuter) sell sets for touch instruments which include guitar gauge strings long enough for 34" scale instruments, it seems prudent to be able to find a source like an actual string manufacturer.

Does anyone know of one?

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Kalium Strings carries almost every gauge you can imaging in lengths that will fit up to a 36" scale. Plain steel are here: http://store.kaliumstrings.com/index.php/electric-bass-guitar/shop-by-material/steel-bass-strings/plain-no-wrap.html
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D'Addario does make them but it is very difficult to find a supplier, Kalium Strings is the only manufacturer I know of the you can purchase single strings in any quantity.
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All Kalium wound bass strings .008 to .098 are long enough for a 40" scale, this is how they reduce their inventory, because .098 and below does not have to taper to fit in a tuner post hole.
I also find some D'Addario guitar strings (plains and wounds) are long enough for the 2 tuner posts closest to the nut on a bass with a top-load bridge, just thread a bass ball-end onto the string.
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