travel / short scale bass suggestions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 1dreday, Jul 13, 2013.


  1. 1dreday

    1dreday Supporting Member

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    i'm looking to get a short scale bass for camping , plane trips, ect. smaller the better, it would be great if it had onboard amp, or acoustic would be fine.
  2. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

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  3. 1stnamebassist

    1stnamebassist

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    Kala u-bass. 20" scale and they sound fantastic. Not real loud acoustically though, but there are small battery powered amps that work pretty well. There is a new acoustic bass coming soon or is already available called the shortbass. A bit larger than the u-bass but said to be pretty loud acoustically. There is a thread here on Talkbass about it.
  4. MakoMan

    MakoMan

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    I use a Jay Turser Mini P-bass. Light as a feather and fits in a regular guitar gig bag with room to spare. 30" scale so it feels exactly like playing one of my other shorties.
    It sounds great and it's cheap so if it gets lost or broken it can be easily replaced.
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  6. mcarp555

    mcarp555

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    Hofner also makes a 30" Shorty bass as well.
  7. wooheehaa

    wooheehaa

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    32" scale with onboard amp and better compact length than a 30"

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