Short Scale Guys: What's your dream bass?

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  1. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck groove student Supporting Member

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    I'm pretty happy with my Mustang, but I saw a short scale Modulus in the classifieds a while back that seemed really cool. I wish there were some higher end shorties around here that I could try out.
     
  2. SturmUndDrang

    SturmUndDrang

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    I have my dream shorty. 69' Gibson EB1. It melts your face!
     
  3. dukeorock

    dukeorock Gold Supporting Member

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    A local Nashville legend, Dave Roe has been playing 30" scale exclusively as of late. Warwicks ain't really my bag but he has a short scale hollow body that sounds like a million bucks :)
     
  4. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

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    I'm very happy with my 1956 Gibson EB-1. Anything by Birdsong or Landing seems very nice as well. I've got a Shortbass by Scott Beckwith on order.
     
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  6. Scotty DelMar

    Scotty DelMar Supporting Member

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    Vintage Danelectro short scale Shorthorn.
     
  7. JoeWPgh

    JoeWPgh

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    I love my Lakland Hobo30
     
  8. Bass Fund

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    I'd have the Fender Custom guys build me a Series II medium scale.
     
  9. P Town

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    I thought short scale guys would dream of being long a scale guy some day.
     
  10. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

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    I'm thinking pickup # 3 with 5 way switch ( or maybe not ) on my Warmoth short scale Korina / Maple J might qualify. Dimarzio model J neck pickups are hard to get as a single though. Maybe a black model 1. Not sure how I'd mix that.
     
  11. dvlmusic

    dvlmusic Supporting Member

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    I've been GASing over the Fender Pawn Shop Mustang bass. Having a humbucker in the P pickup position makes that thing sing!!
     
  12. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

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    I never even stopped to think what a rare beast this would be. That makes me want to do it even more. I cant even find a picture on the net of such a thing. The only bass I've ever seen that uses this concept is the Burns Bison.

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  13. Ronbeast

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    I play both, and prefer the comfort of my short scales :p

    Honestly, I wouldn't mind having a vintage musicmaster or birdsong some day, but I really like my Squier Bronco. It's very fun to play, and wasn't expensive by any stretch.

    -Ron
     
  14. Smallmouth_Bass

    Smallmouth_Bass Supporting Member

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    I'd be looking into Birdsong if short scale was my thing.

    While not being solely a short scale, the Dingwall Super Series basses (SuperJ and SuperP) are 32" - 34.25" on their 4-strings, which are short-medium scale/long scale.
     
  15. Ken J

    Ken J Coginchaug New Horizons Band/Skinning Cats Gold Supporting Member

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    Witch one is yours
     
  16. RED J

    RED J Play what you want how you want & quit arggerin ! Supporting Member

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    Sorry you have to try to make yourself feel taller by trying to make others look smaller. :D
     
  17. Tanner5382

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    Sorry dude, I don't know what you're talking about! Something about the Shortbass, I assume?
     
  18. tuBass

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    I am 6'8" and love short scale basses.


    back to topic. I'd love for Warmoth to make a short scale 5 string with a torsion bar, that way I could drop in any pickups I wanted to
     
  19. Simon Langley

    Simon Langley

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    This is my dream shorty. Been gassing for one since they came out in 2007 and finally made one mine last month. Cut my teeth on a 1969 EB-0 and have loved the style ever since.
     
  20. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member

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    If you count 33" as short scale then my dream bass is Rickenbacker.

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  21. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    Given that the difference between a typical long scale and short scale acoustic guitar is only about 5/8" then Rickenbackers should qualify for short scale! :cool:
     

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