How To Measure a Bass String for Duplication

Updated: Oct 2, 2021

Because bass strings are made according to a piano’s specific scaling, ordering a new one is not as simple as picking up the phone and asking for a new string. The most accurate way to duplicate a bass string is to send the original string to the manufacturer. However, in the event of a time constraint, you can order an accurate duplication of a bass string by taking specific measurements for the manufacturer. Make sure to include the make, model, serial number, and string number with the order. (Pro tip: have the measurements ready before you call the manufacturer.)

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