Bass string length question

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  1. s_tones

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    Getting ready to mount the bass bridge
    It's a 34" scale
    Never set up a bass before.
    I wanna leave adequate room on either end of saddle adjust limits for proper intonation

    What I really need to know is approximately what string length the High E string is gonna end up at when intonated

    On a guitar this is pretty much scale length for high E. On a bass I'm guessing it might be a bit longer than scale length?

    Any idears?

    Steve
     
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    A quick measurement on my P bass is just a hair over 34" on the G string, 34 1/8" on the E
     
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    I just measured my fretless bass. 34" from the top of the nut to the front side of the bridge. The saddle sets about a half inch behind that.
     
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    excellent! thanks you guys!

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    I had to look up the open string notes for a bass just now. Shows how much I know about bass!
     
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    holy cow, that's thorough!
     
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    Running the StewMac fret calculator for a 34 inch scale bass, they only reference one bridge and they usually give the measurement to a set of mounting holes

    Bridge placement for 34.000" scale length
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    Distance indicated is from the fingerboard face of the nut, to center of rear-most row of mounting screws.
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    Fender® style bass bridges
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    35.000" (± 0.030")
     
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