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Short Scale Guys: What's your dream bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Monster Truck, Dec 8, 2013.


  1. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck but some people call me Kenny Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    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. I have my dream shorty. 69' Gibson EB1. It melts your face!
     
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  4. dukeorock

    dukeorock Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Disclosures:
    Authorized greenboy designs builder
    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 :)
     
  5. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    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.
     
  6. Scotty DelMar

    Scotty DelMar Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2008
    Denver, Co.
    Vintage Danelectro short scale Shorthorn.
     
  7. JoeWPgh

    JoeWPgh

    Dec 21, 2012
    I love my Lakland Hobo30
     
  8. Bass Fund

    Bass Fund Banned

    Nov 30, 2013
    I'd have the Fender Custom guys build me a Series II medium scale.
     
  9. P Town

    P Town Guest

    Dec 7, 2011
    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

    Jan 23, 2000
    Tennessee
    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

    Jul 24, 2010
    Alameda, CA
    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

    Jan 23, 2000
    Tennessee
    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. 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

    Dec 29, 2005
    Canada
    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

    Aug 19, 2011
    Middlefield, CT
    Mines 13c-285
    Witch one is yours
     
  16. RED J

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

    Jan 23, 2000
    Tennessee
    Sorry you have to try to make yourself feel taller by trying to make others look smaller. :D
     
  17. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382

    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Sorry dude, I don't know what you're talking about! Something about the Shortbass, I assume?
     
  18. tuBass

    tuBass

    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    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 Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2007
    Chico, CA
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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

    Jan 29, 2008
    Colorado
    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

    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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