For those that are picky about scale length(Not being serious)

Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by Nephilymbass, May 30, 2018.

  1. I see a lot of people on TB saying things like they’ve switched to short scale basses because of wrist problems or they have trouble reaching the first fret on 34 and 35” scale basses. The reason this is odd to me is I have a 37” fan fret and can basically touch the headstock to my head when I’m playing standing up. Who can’t reach their own face? How do these folks wash their hair or their butts? For some reason when I hear this stuff I always picture a T Rex playing bass D8C9F5B2-7679-4A76-9F2E-C5B0BFCD6E37.jpeg
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  2. rufus.K


    Oct 18, 2015
    that's a rad dino
  3. I especially love his religious aura/halo—or Roman broom helmet—not sure what that thing is on his head.
  4. ak56


    Apr 2, 2015
    Carnation, Wa
    That's his hair. He's got a mohawk.
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  5. rufus.K


    Oct 18, 2015
    where'd it come from? I want to use it.
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  6. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    Due to a screaming case of Multiple sclerosis I can't play standing so I sometimes play a short scale bass. Congrats on your superior reach, I guess we all need something to validate our existence.
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  7. If we were really picky we'd point out that the bass isn't plugged in. :thumbsup:
  8. Howlin' Hanson

    Howlin' Hanson Lighter cabs, please.

    Sep 3, 2007
    Austin TX
    Wireless. Very big in the Jurassic times.
  9. Dino-Vanilli? :laugh:
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  10. Helix

    Helix California U.S.A.

    May 29, 2015
    It's a distant cousin of Grace Jones

  11. thewildest


    May 25, 2011
    Florida, USA
    Regardeless of what she would wear, always Grace.
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  12. Tim Skaggs

    Tim Skaggs

    Sep 28, 2002
    A time of physical limitation is in all our futures, yours included, if we are lucky enough to live that long.

    Keep this post handy to remind yourself how funny it is, because once you arrive at that point, you will have forgotten.....
  13. toomanyslurpees


    Jan 21, 2009
  14. I've never been a fan of the word "butthurt." It doesn't seem conducive to productive conversation, even though I did think some other parts of the original post and joke were funny.
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  15. I found it on google images
  16. Sorry? Lol
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  17. Andrec


    Jul 15, 2017
    I have a Dingwall NG-2 5 string too
    The B string is tight, however,
    The 37 inch B string is too far to reach for me
    Get tired easily in a gig.
    So I have to sell it.
    I find that for me, a 34 inch scale 5 string with 20-21 frets is most suitable to play.
    These days I play 4 string bass exclusively.
  18. JKos


    Oct 26, 2010
    Surprise, AZ
    Just how low do you wear your bass?

    - John
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  19. I guess a little on the low side but nothing like Dug Pinnick or some other players that have their basses hanging super low. I do have a long torso
  20. Hambone70

    Hambone70 Guest

    Jan 31, 2018

    I'm certainly impressed with your reach.