Cheaper to buy or build a short scale 12

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  1. Anonymous7

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    I wasn't sure where to ask, decided since you guys know about building basses, would it be cheaper to just build a short scale 12, the only manufactured one that I like is the hamer b12s which at its cheapest was $1600 online
     
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  3. Anonymous7

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    That's actually a pretty good idea
     
  4. Beej

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    Building from scratch won't be cheaper, but like Ric5 shows, a conversion might be your best bet. I'd probably start with a tight spaced 5 string though so you have more room to run your string courses on a 4 string triple course. Find a bridge first...
     
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  6. Anonymous7

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    Any short scale 5s you recommend?
     
  7. Anonymous7

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    actually could i just use a schaller 8 string bridge, and 4 maybe 8 of the abm headless single string guitar bridges and be able to use whatever bass i wanted to, kinda like the picture
     

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