The Official Medium Scale Bass Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by EduardoK, Feb 1, 2008.


  1. EduardoK

    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    There's been a lot of talk about short scale basses, people arguing if 31" or 32" should be considered short scale or medium scale. Lots of guys ask if their 32" can be accepted at the short scale threads. Therefore I am starting "The Official Medium Scale Bass Club" thread.

    This thread is devoted to basses that go from 31" to 33".
    32" being Medium-Medium, hehe ;)
    So if your bass is 30.5"you might prefer posting at the "Official Short Scale Bass Club" thread instead...
    :D Just kidding guys, you may post about your 30+" or 30.75" Alembic Stanley Clarke basses here too :D

    Personally, I see no point in discussing if 31" should be considered short or medium scale and some guys could say 33" should be considered long scale...
    I find a noticeable difference while playing my 33 inch vs. 34" basses, but then again feel free to express your thoughts on the subject.

    I'll start this thread by posting pics of my first 33 incher, a Nordstrand SC-5 !!!!
     

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  2. CTbass&birdsong

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  3. EduardoK

    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks CT, bet you have quite a few to post here too !!!
     
  4. natasmi

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    I'm gonna pitch my cheap 32"er in, $100 out the door in a bass needed NOW emergency. Love it, strung with chromes.

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  6. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    I've owned a few:
    Ibanez MC980 32"
    Westone Dynasty 31.5"
    Kramer XL7 31.5"
    FBB custom 32"
    Dolan custom 32"
    ...But I'm not in the club at this time. I intend to get another medium-scale at some time, but I'm trying right now to avoid "gambling" with fully-custom designs, and there are not so many factory-stock ones to choose from. I'm keeping my eyes (and options) open though. :D
     
  7. EduardoK

    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    $100??? I'll have 3 of these please :D
     
  8. EduardoK

    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    Bongo: your Dolan was a beaut, could you please post here some pics? Same of the FBB if you still got some!!!
    My first sixer: 32" Ball Bass by Cliff Bordwell.
     

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  9. EduardoK

    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    On a non-related topic:
    How do you guys do or prepare a pic (size, resolution, format, etc) so it can be viewed at TB's biggest possible size?
     
  10. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

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    I'd have joined if I still had my Kubicki!
     
  11. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member

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    I resize them to no more than 700 px wide, optimize them to 60% quality, and save them as jpg's. If that is still too large for attaching directly on TB, then I would reduce the size further until it's within the stated px or KB limits. Personally I prefer to host my own images though.
     
  12. EduardoK

    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    Kubickis are nice indeed :bassist:
     

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  13. EduardoK

    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the help Bongo!!!
     
  14. Baryonyx

    Baryonyx Banned

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    Nice...how does it sounds with EMG's?
     
  15. smaughazard

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    For a 32-incher, here's my Cort EFVB1:

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    Much better quality and sound than most people expect, with excellent sustain. Luthite solid body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard, 2 Mighty Mite humbuckers, very solid bridge. It is quite heavy for its size. Currently strung with GHS roundwounds. I'm not sure if it's a '97 or '98.
     
  16. sturmvogel

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    Oh yeah---more than nice!!!
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  17. DeanT

    DeanT Send lawyers, guns and money...

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    Here's my 1983 Tokai .38 Special jazz. 33 3/16" qualifies as medium scale, no?

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  18. EduardoK

    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    Love these newer Kubuckis with natural finish :hyper:
     
  19. EduardoK

    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    I think people underestimate Cort, they do make some fine instruments :bassist:
     
  20. EduardoK

    EduardoK Gold Supporting Member

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    Your Tokai is sweet...but then we should include Rics as well, they're 33 1/4'' :D:D:D
    Seriously, I've found most Rics have meaty necks that don't help much, IMHO Rics don't feel medium scale at all :rollno:
     
  21. 90k

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    I have a squire p bass that is kinda sweet. hope I did this right?
     

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