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What are some 32 inch scale basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by michaelc, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. michaelc

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    I recently aquired a fender BG-31 ABG with a 32 inch scale. It is the most comfortable bass to play I have ever owned. I have had to switch to short scale basses because of wrist problems, but I greatly prefer the 32 inch scale because it is still comfortable without feeling so flubby. After browsing around however I am having trouble finding maufactures who make 32 inch scale basses. Any suggestions?
  2. DeliriumTremens

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    Fender Urge Bass Standard

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  3. ghostdog93

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    Rondo Music has this.

    Warmoth also offers 32" necks for their short-scale series bodies.
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  5. RCCollins

    RCCollins Supporting Member

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    you could also try higher tension strings on your 30" scale basses... there;s really no need for it to feel flubby
  6. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Supporting Member

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    One of the "girl" brands (Daisy Rock or Luna) has one that comes in purple or pink glitter. I seriously was considering one for a while. Other than that and some Rondo offerings not much exists. Warmoth did fill a big void IMO.
  7. JSK5String

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    Waterstone makes the Tom Peterson models (12, 8 and 4 strings) in 32" scale.
  8. TRichardsbass

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    The only ones I know of immediately are the Fender Urge Bass and the Kubicki Ex-Factor. I am sure that the boutique builders of short scales, like Birdsong, can make you a 32"
  9. ebonalley

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    Not much in production now:
    -Ibanez AEB 5 or 10
    -SX med scale (just picked one up and its in the set up/rebuilding phase)
    -Some high end stuff (maybe Alembic)

    Older stuff:
    See above
    - MIJ Squier P
    - Aria Pro CSB
  10. Bassamatic

    Bassamatic keepin' the beat since the 60's Supporting Member

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    I like the 32" scale and have several. THey are more attractive to me as my fingers slow down.
    Japanese Squier P/J
    Aria Pro II TSB
    Aria Pro II TSB 400
    Hagstrom Hag II - 31" Scale

    I hope to buy or have made a nice 32" bass made by Landing at some point. Check out their site. The SX is also worth checking out.

    I have also found that GHS, Rotosound, , T.I., La Bella and D'Addario all make medium scale strings. The right string is important for the right feel.
  11. tizzdizz

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    I actually was wondering the same thing. Been shopping for a decent practice/jam bass, and was wondering if short scale basses are looked down upon. I'm new to bassdom, so this is helpful stuff. Thanks!
  12. ghostdog93

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    I totally forgot about the Daisy Rock Stardust Elite. It's a 32" scale, and having played one, I can tell you it's a pretty nice bass...if you can get around the white/purple sparkly finish.

    A friend of mine bought one for his girlfriend a while back, but IIRC, it was dark purple.
  13. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian Supporting Member

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    Also noteworthy Fender aerodyne 32" and MIJ Jazz 32"

    I've just completed a Warmoth 32" scale geddy'ish.

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  14. joebar

    joebar Supporting Member

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    my number one go to bass is an early 80`s vantage avenger and it is around 32 inches; perfect for my small hands.
    i also have a fury frettless which is around 31.5 inches as all of their basses are.
  15. banditcosmo

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    Check out Landing Bass. Great basses.

    Here a 32" P bass that just shipped out.

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    Birdsong's are 31". Doubt Scott would do a 32". Not sure if the difference is very noticeable ?

    If you watch the TB classifieds and E-Bay you may run across a used 32" Fender or Squier P bass.

    Tom Clement bass does 32" basses too.

    Oh and if you got lots of money there's alway Carl Thompson and Alembic.

    There is also the Flea bass.
  16. Hoover

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    Ibanez ST-980 (circa 1979) was 32".
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    Rouge lx205 is 31". Hundred bucks at MF. Nice feel too
  18. banditcosmo

    banditcosmo Supporting Member

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    Never heard of Fury basses. Do you have a pic of you bass ?
  19. tjclem

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    32 scale is great not sure why more don't do it. They can also work for 5 and 6 strings but don't seem to work well with low tension sets like TI Flats...t
  20. Pilgrim

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    I recently picked up a Dearmond Jet Star from a TB member - it's 31" and plays very nicely. You could find one if you looked around...either Dearmond or the Guild model which preceded it.

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