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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jazzman64, May 3, 2021 at 3:01 PM.
I need some help with this decision...Danelectro shorthorn or longhorn body style for bass?
Not the same # of frets. It's a way to choose. I love Longhorns they look unique.
Without any doubt.
I’m waiting for a white one . Shortscale DC . 24 frets .
I like both a lot but I slightly favor the Longhorn.
I owned a shorthorn and liked it, hoping to someday get a great deal on a longhorn and love it
I have a Dolphin nose and a Longhorn . I like the Longhorn better . I’m hoping the DC shortscale I’ve ordered will become the new favourite .
I grew up near the Dano factories in the '60s. They were all over. I've had the longhorn, shorthorn and dolphin nose. My favorite is my dolphin nose (it's an early 60's Silvertone) and I still use it.
I'm not a Longhorn fan. Shorthorn all the way for me.
Longhorn to me. Looks more appealing and unique...
Longhorn , 24 frets , shortscale , made around 98 in the Shinko factory in Korea .From the initial batch of reissues .
My third Dano bass . Shortscale , 24 frets , Dolphin nose , not sure but I think it was made in China . ( My second Dano bass was a long scale 63 bass , I didn’t care for the long scale)
So would you prefer the DC '59 bass as a short scale? i kind of felt more comfortable with the long scale!
When people think Danelectro bass, they think longhorn.
Who's selling those? A copper Dano was my first bass, over 40 years ago. I'd love to get one.
I had a longhorn for a while. Nifty bass.
Slight derail here, but how straight is the neck on your 1444? I remember the bass; my local Sears had one as a floor model. But the neck of that bass was horribly bowed, and the neck on the basses of every kid I knew who had one was horribly bowed. A horrific turn-off. I may not have known about truss rods and set-up back then, but I knew an unplayable bass when I saw one.
I currently have a modest collection of three Silvertone Model 1444 (dolphin nose) basses and none of the necks have any issues with bowing. There are 2 metal bar trussrods in them that are not adjustable but I've never had an issue with them.
I've also had several '60s Dano guitars and none of them had issues with the necks.
I have no idea why your experience is different but I'm glad mine have all been fine.
Weird. Sweetwater shows the shortscale in copper, but the Dano site only shows the long scale in copper burst.
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