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Foray into short scale? Which One?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MEKer, Jan 12, 2014.


  1. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    OK, want to do it cheaply in case I don't care for it. Choice is down to SX Ursa 30" scale shorty with the jazz pups vs Washburn Oscar Schmidt 30" scale shorty. Does anyone have true experience with either? I am thinking the Washburn MAY have a bit more quality control?
     
  2. Monster Truck

    Monster Truck aka: Uncle Kenny Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I have a short scale SX P, and I briefly owned a full scale Oscar Schmidt P. Both are decent basses and a good deal for the money. I'd say the quality is about even, I wouldn't be surprised if they're made in the same factory.
     
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  4. SP_EB4L

    SP_EB4L Supporting Member

  5. Someone has an SX short scale jazz in green for sale in classifieds, you may want to check it out. I think it's under $150.
     
  6. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    I'd get that for sure, but can't find one in North America. That one you linked to is 166 Pounds--that is what?....$300 US?