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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by portmere, Sep 22, 2008.

  1. portmere


    Sep 22, 2008
    im currently looking to buy my first bass to learn on but ive very little hands so i wanted to know if a half size bass would be a good thing for me to learn on,thank you
  2. ColdSteelRain


    Jul 27, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    You'll really need to just try some out and see what feels right. There's no other way to tell.
  3. progrmr


    Sep 3, 2008
    Columbus, Ohio
    I just bought my first bass and what I did was check to see what was the "standard" scale was. I found out it was 34". I didn't want to try and learn on something smaller because I would ultimately move up to something more standard and pretty much have to re-learn the fretting hand technique to fit the larger scale. So I went with a 34".

    that said, it could be that a 34" wouldn't fit you well. I'm pretty big physically so wasn't too worried about this. If you're smaller you might want to try a 30" and see how you like it.

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