33, 34 or 35 scale length? Anyone else not picky?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Jrussblues, May 27, 2018.

  1. 08162DC5-45EF-4364-ACA1-7FDFC46BCA83.jpeg 90B72EBB-CD61-4A1C-A89B-D6629F484893.jpeg I have 3 mains. A 33” scale 6er, a 34” 5er and a 35” 5er.
    I really tend to go with whichever one I’m feeling. They all sound great but massively different from one another and play massively different from one another, but that makes it fun.
    Anyone else in the same boat?
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  2. gebass6

    gebass6 We're not all trying to play the same music. Supporting Member

    My two sixers are different scales.
    The Brice is 35" scale.
    The Tune is 34" scale.
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  3. Can’t be picky if I play all the scales on the same bass right? Or am I super picky because I play multi scale? Hmmmm
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  4. Lol
  5. FunkHead

    FunkHead Supporting Member

    Mar 10, 2007
    I go back & forth between 33 and 34 without noticing a difference. From Rickenbacker 4003 to Fender P-Bass. Also, the best B string I ever had was on a 34" Sadowsky.
  6. chris_b


    Jun 2, 2007
    I'm not picky about scale. I have a 34" J5 and a 35" P5. Both great instruments and I couldn't tell you which was which from the feel of the fretboard.
  7. soulman969

    soulman969 Inactive

    Oct 6, 2011
    Englewood, Colorado
    Typically I'd prefer a 35" scale on a 5 string and I had a Modulus 5 string that was a 35" scale but otherwise all of those I have now are 34" scale both 4 and 5 string.