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35" Scale 4-Strings?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by streamerstii, Jun 24, 2003.


  1. Hello,
    I know warwick makes 35" scale length 4-strings but does anyone know a cheeper company that makes them? I will be tuning to CGCF and it just sounds tight that way.
    Thanks
     
  2. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    The 5- and 6-string Peavey Cirrus has a 35" scale. I'm not sure about the fours.
     
  3. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    I just looked at the online manual for the Cirrus. It shows that the four-string is a 34" scale.
     
  4. Deano Destructo

    Deano Destructo Music Man/Upton addict. Hasn't slept since 1979. Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Would modulus Quantum 4's be considered cheaper? If so there you go. I don't think very many manufacturers make 4's in 35" scales. I always thought the extra inch was more for B's and improving tension. I think the Quantum 4's generally go cheaper on the used market depending on the upgrades than the higher model warwicks.;)
     
  5. slam

    slam Guest

    Mar 22, 2000
    Virginia
    Peavey G-bass is 35" for both the 4 and 5 string. I got mine a few months ago and it has been my main bass ever since. The graphite neck helps here in humid Virginia. I stuck on some flatwounds to help tame the brightness and now it is a reggae groove machine. These things go for $2-300 on eba. Well worth it IMO.
     
  6. mgood

    mgood

    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    Well, there you go. They have a mistake somewhere. If you download the Cirrus manual in pdf, on page four under "necks," it says that the four-string is a 34" scale and the five-string is a 35" scale.

    So the manual is wrong, or the page you posted a link to is wrong, one or the other. Anybody got a Cirrus 4 and a tape measure?
     
  7. Hmmm, I haven't checked my manual, but I'm almost 100% certain it's a 35" scale. Using the exact same strings on my two different basses, the tension is much higher on the Cirrus. Plus, I measured from the ball end to the nut on the Cirrus and it was somewhere around 37". The SIT Stainless Rock Brights don't quite fit properly on the Cirrus like they do on my Reverend, so I need to know if the Ken Smith Rock Masters with 38" winding length would fit properly, and I think they will.
     
  8. Here's another pic of my Cirrus 4.
     
  9. phoenixdown

    phoenixdown

    Oct 17, 2002
    Scotland
    isnt the ibanez btb a 35 scale 4 string?the 400QM or summin...hey i could be wrong mostly am
     
  10. Berten

    Berten

    Jun 6, 2002
    Belgium
    ibanez BTB or yamaha TRB are 35scale 4strings!
     
  11. A Rock

    A Rock

    Mar 18, 2001
    New Haven, CT
    btb indeed
     
  12. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Here's confirmation that the Cirrus 4 is 35" scale. Falling in love with this instrument has me looking for other 35" scale 4 stringers... :)
     
  13. PhatBasstard

    PhatBasstard Spector Dissector Supporting Member

    Feb 3, 2002
    Las Vegas, NV.
    It is 35" scale, however, the new bolt-on Cirrus 4 string is 34" scale (the 5 is still 35" scale).
     
  14. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    there is a 35'' fender jazz bass special (one p pickup, one j )
     
  15. 35" jazz bass, i always thought fender only made 34"s unless you went to the custom shop.
     
  16. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    the Ibanez BTB series 4s are 35"
     
  17. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    I'm curious why you'd WANT to do this... After all, didn't the 35" scales rollout, as a mechanism for fixing B-String slop on 5-stringers?

    Without the B string, there's no need.
     
  18. Aristotle

    Aristotle

    May 12, 2002
    Easton, MD
    Schecter makes a couple 4-string 35" models. They seem more for the metal crowd though. But hell, if thats what your into they may be worth a look.