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Do long scale strings work on a short scale bass?

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(@accordionsrule)
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It's too bulky on the tuning peg and you may not be able to get it through the hole without whizzing it.  😉 


   
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(@nethanpaul)
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You are right, using long scale strings on a short scale bass like the Hofner Icon Bass isn't recommended because they're designed for higher tension, which can strain the neck, cause tuning instability, and lead to intonation issues. Additionally, long scale strings may not fit properly on the pickups and bridge, affecting sound quality and playability. It's best to always use short scale strings designed specifically for your bass. You can find these strings at the Hofner website, Stringjoy, or D'Addario. Let me know if you need more help!


   
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