List of short scale basses (= or >30" <32")

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  1. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    List updated, thanks @kodiakblair , @ajkula66 , @JayDA , @Squawk , @Don M , @b-b-b-baass & @shortscalesrule

    Current List:

    AC Guitars - Custom
    Alembic - Custom
    Ampeg AMB-1 "Dan Armstrong" - 30.5"
    Ampeg SSB - 30"
    Aria 1720 - 30.5"
    BaCH TC Bass - 30"
    Birdsong - Custom
    Bohemian Oil Can Bass
    Brice HVB-600 - 30.3"
    Chowny CHB-1 - 30"
    Chowny SWB1 "Scott Whitley" - 30.75"
    Colibri Gedovius - 30"
    Cort Action Bass Junior - 30"
    Danelectro Longhorn - 30.5"
    Danelectro Silvertone 1444 - ?
    Danelectro Vintage Shorthorn - 29.87" (this one has been admitted even though it is 0.13" shorter than the thread title)
    Danelectro Wild Thing - 30"
    Daisy Rock Heartbreaker - 30"
    Daisy Rock Retro-H - 30"
    Dean Evo XM - 30"
    Dean Hillsboro Jr - 30"
    Douglas WVEB Violin Bass - ?
    Duesenberg Starplayer - 30.3"
    Eastwood Airline - 30.5"
    Eastwood Classic 4 - 30.5"
    Eastwood Classic 4 Fretless - 30.5"
    Eastwood Classic 5 - 30.5"
    Eastwood DEVO Be Stiff - 30.5"
    Eastwood Hi-Flyer - 30.5"
    Eastwood Kustom K-200 - 30.5"
    Eastwood La Baye 2x4 - 30.5"
    Eastwood Saturn IV - 30.5"
    Eastwood Sidejack Bass IV - 30"
    Eastwood TB64 - 30"
    Egmond - 30"
    Epiphone Allen Woody - 30"
    Epiphone EA-260 -
    Epiphone EB-0 - 30"
    Epiphone EB-1 - 30"
    Epiphone EB-3 - 30"
    Epiphone ET-280 - ?
    Epiphone Newport - 30.5"
    Epiphone Rivoli - ?
    Epiphone Viola Bass - 30.5"
    FBB - Custom
    Fender Bass IV - 30"
    Fender Bullet - 30"
    Fender Coronado - ?
    Fender Hello Kitty/Badtz-Maru - 30"
    Fender Musicmaster Bass - ?
    Fender Mustang - 30"
    Fender Rascal - ?
    Fender Starcaster - 30"
    Framus - 30"
    Gibson EB-0 - 30.5"
    Gibson EB-1 - 30.5"
    Gibson EB-2 - 30.5"
    Gibson EB-3 - 30.5"
    Gibson EB-6 -
    Gibson Les Paul - 30.5"
    Gibson Les Paul Triumph - 30.5"
    Gibson Melody Maker Bass - 30.5"
    Gibson Memphis ES (Les Paul) -
    Gibson Thunderbird Shortscale -
    Gibson SB-300 - 30.5"
    Gibson SB-350 - 30.5"
    Gibson SG -
    Gretsch G2202 Electromatic Junior Jet - 30"
    Gretsch G2224 Junior Jet II - 30"
    Gretch Hollowbody -
    Gretsch Synchromatic BassVI -
    Gretsch Thunder Jet -
    Guild JS I - 30"
    Guild JS II - 30"
    Guild JSB-2 - 31"
    Guild M-85 - 30.75"
    Guild Starfire - ?
    Guild Starfire II - ?
    Hagstrom VIII - ?
    Hagstrom H 2B - 30.5"
    Hagstrom Hag II - 30"
    Hagstrom Swede - all 30.5"
    Hagstrom Viking - 30.5"
    Hallmark Swept-Wing - 30"
    Hamer 8-string -
    Hamer 12-string -
    Hamer Slammer - 30"
    Harley Benton PB-Shorty Standard Series - 30"
    Harmony - 30"
    Herd Guitars T Bass - ?
    Höfner Club - ?
    Höfner Galaxy - ?
    Höfner Ignition - 30"
    Höfner President - ?
    Höfner Violin - 30"
    Hohner - ?
    Ibanez AFB200 - ?
    Ibanez AGB 205 5 - 30"
    Ibanez Artcore Vintage -
    Ibanez GAXB 150 -
    Ibanez TMB30 Talman Short Scale 30"
    James Bass - Custom
    Jay Turser - 30"
    Jerry Jones Longhorn - 30"
    Jerry Jones Longhorn Bass VI -
    Jerry Jones Shorthorn - 30"
    Kay EB100 - 30"
    Kiesel Vader Headless - 30"
    Kramer Duke (aluminum neck) - 30.75"
    Kramer XL-24 - 30.75"
    Kustom K200 - ?
    Lakland HB30 - ?
    Landing - Custom
    LeCompte - Custom
    Linc Danger Bass - ?
    Luna - Various
    Lyle - ?
    Maruszczyk - Custom
    Mensinger - Custom
    Michael Dolan - Custom
    MTD 430 - 30"
    MTD 530 - 30"
    MTD 630 - 30"
    Moonshine Guitars - Custom
    Mosrite - ?
    Musicmaster - 30"
    Musicvox Spaceranger - 30"
    Ovation Applause AE-40 - 30"
    Ovation Typhoon - 30.5"
    Phantom Bass (reissue) - 30"
    PRS Private Stock Hollowbody Bass - 30.25"
    R Bass - Custom
    Reverend Dub King - ?
    Reverend Wattplower - 30"
    Rickenbacker 3000 - 30"
    RMI Boomslang - 30"
    Rob Allen Mouse - 30"
    Rogue VB-100 - 31"
    Spector "Gary Talent" Bass - 30 3/8"
    Squier Bronco Bass - 30"
    Squier Jaguar Special SS - 30"
    Squier Mustang - 30"
    Stagg BC300 - ?
    Supro Huntington - 30"
    SX Shortscale J - 30"
    SX Shortscale P - 30"
    Tanglewood TEB-12 - 30"
    Teisco - Various
    Univox 30 - 30"
    Vantage 30 - 30"
    Vox - 30"
    Warmoth (Various) - 30"
    Warwick Corvette Shortscale - ?
    Warwick - Custom
    Waterstone - 30" & 32"
    Wilson Sapphire (1968) - 30"
    Wishbass - Custom
    XStrange/Bruce Johnson SSB - 30.5"
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2017
  2. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    Thanks, but a little too short to make this list.
     
  3. @JACink
    Just measured the Danelectro Wild Thing. It's 30"
     
  4. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    Thanks KB, I have updated the post above to show 30", and changed it from "Wil Thing" to "Wild Thing" :thumbsup:
     
  5. Turock

    Turock

    Apr 30, 2000
    Melnibone
    Danelectro Dano 63
     
  6. Oddly

    Oddly

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    I'm currently looking into buying a 90's Epiphone Rivoli and have been reading up on them. Scale is 30.5
     
  7. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Moonshine "Resolectro" Bass 30".....

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  8. OllyW

    OllyW

    Oct 10, 2017
    Stourbridge, UK
  9. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2016
    Albany NY
    Oops!....My bad....Just noticed that "Moonshine" are already listed....

    Sorry...I checked....honest!....:bag:
     
  10. AltGrendel

    AltGrendel Squire Jag SS fan.

    May 21, 2009
    Mid-Atlantic USA.
    Mosrite Mark 1 basses = 31" scale.
     
  11. Notch Johnson

    Notch Johnson

    Jan 12, 2015
    Minneapolis
    Spector has their new Bantam shortscale.
     
  12. northerngitbass

    northerngitbass

    Feb 25, 2008
    London
    Left to right, back row: no.3 Hagstrom 4 string 30"
    Front row: no.2 Shergold Marathon 6 string 30"; no.3 OLP Musicman Silhouette baritone (B-B) 30"; no.4 Schecter Hellcat 6 string 30"; no.5 Hagstrom H8 30" : - )



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  13. glenn selwitz

    glenn selwitz

    Mar 14, 2017
    24" scale ...hows that for short...Sounds huge and its fullsizeoutput_a01.jpeg a blast to play...
     
  14. My first Bass 47 years ago was a Hagstrom Les Paul shape short scale Bass, hollow body, for the life of me I cant remember what happened to it, I think I swapped it for a 68 Hofner
     
  15. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    List updated, thanks @Turock , @Oddly , @OllyW , @AltGrendel , & @northerngitbass.

    Current List:

    AC Guitars - Custom
    Alembic - Custom
    Ampeg AMB-1 "Dan Armstrong" - 30.5"
    Ampeg SSB - 30"
    Aria 1720 - 30.5"
    BaCH TC Bass - 30"
    Birdsong - Custom
    Bohemian Oil Can Bass
    Brice HVB-600 - 30.3"
    Chowny CHB-1 - 30"
    Chowny SWB1 "Scott Whitley" - 30.75"
    Colibri Gedovius - 30"
    Cort Action Bass Junior - 30"
    Danelectro Dano 63 - ?
    Danelectro Longhorn - 30.5"
    Danelectro Silvertone 1444 - ?
    Danelectro Vintage Shorthorn - 29.87" (this one has been admitted even though it is 0.13" shorter than the thread title)
    Danelectro Wild Thing - 30"
    Daisy Rock Heartbreaker - 30"
    Daisy Rock Retro-H - 30"
    Dean Evo XM - 30"
    Dean Hillsboro Jr - 30"
    Douglas WVEB Violin Bass - ?
    Duesenberg Starplayer - 30.3"
    Eastwood Airline - 30.5"
    Eastwood Classic 4 - 30.5"
    Eastwood Classic 4 Fretless - 30.5"
    Eastwood Classic 5 - 30.5"
    Eastwood DEVO Be Stiff - 30.5"
    Eastwood Hi-Flyer - 30.5"
    Eastwood Kustom K-200 - 30.5"
    Eastwood La Baye 2x4 - 30.5"
    Eastwood Saturn IV - 30.5"
    Eastwood Sidejack Bass IV - 30"
    Eastwood TB64 - 30"
    Egmond - 30"
    Epiphone Allen Woody - 30"
    Epiphone EA-260 -
    Epiphone EB-0 - 30"
    Epiphone EB-1 - 30"
    Epiphone EB-3 - 30"
    Epiphone ET-280 - ?
    Epiphone Newport - 30.5"
    Epiphone Rivoli - 30.5"
    Epiphone Viola Bass - 30.5"
    FBB - Custom
    Fender Bass IV - 30"
    Fender Bullet - 30"
    Fender Coronado - ?
    Fender Hello Kitty/Badtz-Maru - 30"
    Fender Modern Player Short Scale Jazz Bass - 30"
    Fender Musicmaster Bass - ?
    Fender Mustang - 30"
    Fender Rascal - ?
    Fender Starcaster - 30"
    Framus - 30"
    Gibson EB-0 - 30.5"
    Gibson EB-1 - 30.5"
    Gibson EB-2 - 30.5"
    Gibson EB-3 - 30.5"
    Gibson EB-6 -
    Gibson Les Paul - 30.5"
    Gibson Les Paul Triumph - 30.5"
    Gibson Melody Maker Bass - 30.5"
    Gibson Memphis ES (Les Paul) -
    Gibson Thunderbird Shortscale -
    Gibson SB-300 - 30.5"
    Gibson SB-350 - 30.5"
    Gibson SG -
    Gretsch G2202 Electromatic Junior Jet - 30"
    Gretsch G2224 Junior Jet II - 30"
    Gretch Hollowbody -
    Gretsch Synchromatic BassVI -
    Gretsch Thunder Jet -
    Guild JS I - 30"
    Guild JS II - 30"
    Guild JSB-2 - 31"
    Guild M-85 - 30.75"
    Guild Starfire - ?
    Guild Starfire II - ?
    Hagstrom IV - 30"
    Hagstrom VIII - ?
    Hagstrom H 2B - 30.5"
    Hagstrom H8 - 30"
    Hagstrom Hag II - 30"
    Hagstrom Swede - all 30.5"
    Hagstrom Viking - 30.5"
    Hallmark Swept-Wing - 30"
    Hamer 8-string -
    Hamer 12-string -
    Hamer Slammer - 30"
    Harley Benton PB-Shorty Standard Series - 30"
    Harmony - 30"
    Herd Guitars T Bass - ?
    Höfner Club - ?
    Höfner Galaxy - ?
    Höfner Ignition - 30"
    Höfner President - ?
    Höfner Violin - 30"
    Hohner - ?
    Ibanez AFB200 - ?
    Ibanez AGB 205 5 - 30"
    Ibanez Artcore Vintage -
    Ibanez GAXB 150 -
    Ibanez TMB30 Talman Short Scale 30"
    James Bass - Custom
    Jay Turser - 30"
    Jerry Jones Longhorn - 30"
    Jerry Jones Longhorn Bass VI -
    Jerry Jones Shorthorn - 30"
    Kay EB100 - 30"
    Kiesel Vader Headless - 30"
    Kramer Duke (aluminum neck) - 30.75"
    Kramer XL-24 - 30.75"
    Kustom K200 - ?
    Lakland HB30 - ?
    Landing - Custom
    LeCompte - Custom
    Linc Danger Bass - ?
    Luna - Various
    Lyle - ?
    Maruszczyk - Custom
    Mensinger - Custom
    Michael Dolan - Custom
    Mosrite Mark 1 basses = 31" scale.
    MTD 430 - 30"
    MTD 530 - 30"
    MTD 630 - 30"
    Moonshine Guitars - Custom
    Mosrite - ?
    Musicmaster - 30"
    Musicvox Spaceranger - 30"
    OLP Musicman Silhouette baritone (B-B) - 30"
    Ovation Applause AE-40 - 30"
    Ovation Typhoon - 30.5"
    Phantom Bass (reissue) - 30"
    PRS Private Stock Hollowbody Bass - 30.25"
    R Bass - Custom
    Reverend Dub King - ?
    Reverend Wattplower - 30"
    Rickenbacker 3000 - 30"
    RMI Boomslang - 30"
    Rob Allen Mouse - 30"
    Rogue VB-100 - 31"
    Schecter Hellcat 6 string - 30"
    Shergold Marathon 6 string - 30"
    Spector Bantom - ?
    Spector "Gary Talent" Bass - 30 3/8"
    Squier Bronco Bass - 30"
    Squier Jaguar Special SS - 30"
    Squier Mustang - 30"
    Stagg BC300 - ?
    Supro Huntington - 30"
    SX Shortscale J - 30"
    SX Shortscale P - 30"
    Tanglewood TEB-12 - 30"
    Teisco - Various
    Univox 30 - 30"
    Vantage 30 - 30"
    Vox - 30"
    Warmoth (Various) - 30"
    Warwick Corvette Shortscale - 30.75"
    Warwick - Custom
    Waterstone - 30" & 32"
    Wilson Sapphire (1968) - 30"
    Wishbass - Custom
    XStrange/Bruce Johnson SSB - 30.5"
     
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2018
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  16. glenn selwitz

    glenn selwitz

    Mar 14, 2017
    24" I win the shortest category fullsizeoutput_a01.jpeg
     
  17. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    Nah, some guy named @glenn selwitz posted that one already ;)


    (BTW, it is still too short to qualify)
     
  18. glenn selwitz

    glenn selwitz

    Mar 14, 2017
    Yes thats me...
     
  19. jonnybass1

    jonnybass1

    Dec 9, 2011
    Brampton, On
    I noticed you don’t have a scale length for the Warwick Corvette. It’s 30.75”.
     
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  20. JACink

    JACink

    Mar 9, 2011
    Spain
    Thanks @jonnybass1 , I have updated the post above to reflect the measurement :thumbsup:
     
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