Post Number: 468
|Posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 - 1:53 pm: |
If you used exactly the same strings on a longer scale, then yes, they would be under more tension, and higher tension strings will allow for slightly lower action.
Of course, 34" strings usually won't fit a 36, and sometimes not even a 35, it depends on the strings. And of course different brands, and different gauges, give you other options for more tension. And with the specific example of TI Jazz Flats, their 36" sets are designed to have more tension than the 34" (though it works out roughly the same as if you used 34s on a 36, if I remember correctly).
However, the effect on your action is likely to be small, as you suggest. You could do a lot better simply by using a lighter, more controlled touch.