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32" or 30" (Medium or Short) Scale Precision Basses? Do they exist?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TMart99, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. TMart99


    Sep 22, 2010
    Rockwell, NC
    Hello, everyone.

    As the title says....

    32" or 30" (Medium or Short) Scale Precision Basses? Do they exist?

    Anyone build these? If so, who?

    I'm looking to add a shorty (or Middy) to my bass stable and would love it to be a P-bass.
  2. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    Rondo Music www.rondomusic.com has some inexpensive P-Bass clones in their SX Ursa series that are short scale. Squier makes a Jaguar Short Scale with a PJ configuration as well as a Mustang Bass with a split pickup a la P Bass.
  3. Mojo-Man

    Mojo-Man Supporting Member

    Feb 11, 2003

    Fender did make a 32" P-Bass years ago.
    You maybe able to find on used.
  4. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    I think Janek Gwizdala has a 32" scale P made by Fender. I'm under the impression it was purchased in Japan and might only be for sale in that part of the world.
  5. This. Thats about it.
  6. LWagner


    Dec 6, 2010
    Simi Valley Ca
    I know Fender Japan made some 32" scale P Basses in the late 80's early 90's they are pretty rare but do pop up on ebay from time to time. I'd love to find one for myself.
  7. MoeTown1986

    MoeTown1986 Supporting Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    SoMD (Mechanicsville)
    I have a 80's MIJ P that's 32" scale. I believe it's an '84. I'd have to check the serial number again. Great sounding bass and very easy to play. Bought it off of a dude for $75 a few years ago.
  8. there was a 28 1/2" scale P Bass Jr about 10 years ago too

  9. iiipopes


    May 4, 2009
  10. spiritbass

    spiritbass Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2004
    Ashland, MO
    Ben Lindsey could build you a nice one. I don't know your feelings on Warmoth, but they are offering 32" necks. Used medium scales do pop up occasionally here in the classifieds. I scored a medium scale precision here a few months ago from Dee-man who had two and was willing to let one go. I'd post a pic, but I don't have any yet. I'm still waiting for its re-finish to be completed...
  11. early MIJ 80s in medium-scale come up here and there on ebay