Can I ask a favor of any 5 string Ibanez Mikro owners?

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  1. h8mtv

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    I am trying to find a measurement of the distance from the B to G strings at the bridge. Any 5 string Mikro owners out there?
     
  2. TolerancEJ

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    According to the specs on the Music123 website,

    "GSR Mikro 5-String Bass Guitar Specifications:
    Scale/Length: 726.2mm/28.6"
    Width at Nut: 45mm
    Width Last Fret: 67mm
    Thickness 1st Fret: 21mm
    Thickness 12th Fret: 22mm
    Radius: 305mm"

    http://www.music123.com/bass/ibanez-gsr-mikro-5-string-bass-guitar

    I hope this information helps you.
     
  3. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Dingwall ABZ Player Supporting Member

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    I think they only just announced this a couple weeks ago.
     
  4. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Who would even make such a short-scale B string? 28.6"?
     
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  6. TolerancEJ

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    The Mikro is intended for children. Therefore a smaller scale length is required.
     
  7. johnp352

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    The micro would make a really nice tenor tuned a-d-g-c-f..MOF, take a look at my avatar..that's a Rick Turner 30" scale ren ..the spacing is 17.5 MM
     
  8. TolerancEJ

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    That's a good idea. Maybe even set it up as a piccolo bass.
     
  9. ggvicviper

    ggvicviper Call me Marc or Marky Potatoes. Gold Supporting Member

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    I was specifically talking about the B string itself. Where would one find such a short B to fit the bass? Who would make a B so short, and what gauge would it be? 130? 125?...
     
  10. johnp352

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    makes no sense to me either
     
  11. TolerancEJ

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    I understand your point now. I wonder if that is their main selling point. The bass will be cheap, but strings to fit the Mikro might be marked up.
     
  12. GregDunn

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    That's quite funny. I suggest you go to the current Mikro thread HERE and ask how many children are currently members. :D
     
  13. dasbusking

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    Its for kids too... they are sweet little basses and I totally understand why so many adults dig them..

    As for the 5er...I can measure this for you tomorrow during school hours. It seems that Santa Clause stashed one under my bed for my favorite 7 year old bass player who specifically asked for a 5 string. You should have seen the look on the mall Santa's face...

    Here is that same 7 year old rehearsing with her band playing her 4 string Mikro:bassist:
    http://youtu.be/ba_OFL46sQc
     
  14. SBassman

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    Thank you for posting that. That is Awesome!

    :cool:
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  15. SBassman

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    Yeah, I guess I better sell mine. ;)
     
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