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Anybody play both a 34" and 35" fretless?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by AudioDwebe, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. AudioDwebe

    AudioDwebe Supporting Member

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    If so, how did you make it happen?

    Thanks
  2. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    I play 34" and 33" scale basses
  3. nostatic

    nostatic Supporting Member

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    practice
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  5. CTC564

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    34
    34.5
    and 35

    I can't really feel a difference...but I'm 6'4" tall
  6. Doodaddy

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    I would assume your question is anchored in how does one adjust from each scale from an intonation perspective.

    While I don't play fretless, much less two different scales of fretless, the short answer is practice. I would hate to have to do that.
  7. spade2you

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    35" scale 4, 5, and 6 strings, 32" scale 7 string, 30" scale 4 string. No problemo.
  8. AudioDwebe

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    I was thinking it might be too difficult from an intonation perspective, but since others are doing it, I'm sure I can, also.

    With mucho practice.

    Thanks, guys!
  9. jsbarber

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    Double bass players do this sort of thing. There is no real standard for the string length for double bass and it ranges from about 39" to about 43", although ~41" is most common. But an advanced double bass players can adjust to them pretty readily, at least in terms of being able to play with pretty good intonation. Nothing beats playing an instrument that you've had thousands of hours on...
  10. spade2you

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    Keep in mind that there are a lot of folks on TB who can't play 35" scale at all, so you're already ahead of that.

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