A Question About Scale

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mattzink, Jul 6, 2002.

  1. mattzink


    Jun 21, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    I used to know exactly what "scale" meant - for the life of me, I can't remember right now. Is scale measured from the nut to the end of the fingerboard, or is it from the nut to the bridge? Or am I wrong on both counts? I had a solid definition in a book I own, but of course I've loaned that book out. Can anyone give me an accurate definition?
  2. RAM


    May 10, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    Nut to bridge.
  3. mattzink


    Jun 21, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    Thanks - 'preciate it. God love John Entwistle. Without him, I might never have picked up a bass. I imagine I'm not alone.

    But thanks also for the prompt response.
  4. Turock

    Turock Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2000
    Nut to 12th fret then double it, is probably a more accurate way to measure.
  5. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    What he said.