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Posted by Emptyeye on February 04, 2001 at 19:42:03:

Hey,
given that I now own a fretless bass, and have for a month and a half or so, I suppose now would be a good time to ask some questions about strings for it.
Okay, I know I want flatwounds, as opposed to roundwounds, or else I risk destroying the fingerboard. Not good. Is there any way to tell the two apart? Do I need to specifically ask for flats, or is that pretty much the rule when it comes to strings? I know musician's friend lists their Rogue strings as being Rounds, if it doesn't say rounds, should I assume they're flats? Yeah, I know, sort of a newbish question but I've never been particularly picky about my strings.
Another newbish question, I know that scale length refers to the nut-to-bridge length of the bass. But is that the front, or the back of the bridge? The bridge itself takes up about 1 1/2-2 inches on my Fender Fretless, so I'm just curious I suppose. Thanks in advance!
-EE


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