#1
I'm going to have a custom baritone guitar built but I have no clue as to what scale length it should be. I'm tuned Bb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb: all a half-step down with the lowest string dropped to Bb. I've played this tuning on a 25.5 scale and even with a .70 gauge string on the bottom it doesn't really cut the mustard. So basically, I was wondering what kind of scale length would carry the tuning and tone in Bb?

Thanks
#2
26"-28" is usually the range bari's land in. Hell, make it longer if you want. I'd go with 27.5, personally, but you should do some googling and find out what an average scale length is on most of them, as I'm not 100% sure.
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#3
Yeah, google is your friend and that. But thanks, I've got some rough numbers in my head now. 27.5 seems about right; not much longer than my 25.5 but not quite as ridiculous as Meshuggah's 30.5 for a low F.

Oh and nice Ab minor joke by the way.
#4
28.75 is good too
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
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#5
28.625
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#6
ya that 28.625.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

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#7
28", hmm... Does anyone here have a guitar with a scale around 28"? If so, what do you tune it to and how does it handle the tuning?
#8
my baritone is 28.625 tuned A to A strings are 16-85.

handles it fine.
Jumping on dat gear sig train.
PRS Hollowbody II / BKP Warpigs
Strandberg OS6T / BKP Aftermath
Strandberg OS7 / Lace Poopsticks
Skervesen Raptor 7FF / BKP Warpigs
Skervesen Raptor 6 NTB / BKP Juggernauts
Hapas Sludge 7 FF / Hapas Leviathan
Anderson Baritom / Motorcity Nuke BKP Sinner Anderson H2+
Warmoth Baritone / BKP Piledriver
Ibanez Rg2120x / BKP Nailbomb

Blackstar ID:Core Beam
#9
Sweet, seeing as I'm tuning it to A# I'm guessing somewhere near the 28 mark would do fine. Thanks mate.