Master List Of Medium 32" Scale Basses Only - Not For Short Scale 30"

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by BassHappy, Jun 1, 2016.

  1. Maxdusty


    Mar 9, 2012
    Michigan USA
    My MIM Fender Urge, been upgraded with EMG pickups and wired VVT. Great bass with asymmetrical neck.
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  2. fermata


    Nov 10, 2015
  3. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    i could not use short scale strings, they were too short. I haven't measured...
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  4. mikewalker


    Jul 30, 2017
    Canada, Eh!
    :thumbsup::thumbsup: I did the emg mod to mine too, making it extra fabulous (long gone now... )

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  5. fermata


    Nov 10, 2015
    Pretty common with short scale hollow-bodies: they need longer strings to compensate for the distance between the tailpiece and saddles.
  6. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    Jah, so you’re right.

    sorry mates. I can pull my posts outta here if you want me to.
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  7. I believe this bass is 32" scale. It's an Ibanez 5-string - odd to have 32" on a fiver, right? It's got flats on it and sounds great, but you need an amp, it's not loud without one.

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  8. RodRy


    Jul 1, 2018
    Kalamazoo, MI
    That's OK, there's a club for that scale too!
  9. RodRy


    Jul 1, 2018
    Kalamazoo, MI
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  10. nonohmic


    Dec 13, 2005
    ABQ, NM.
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  11. Are there any LEFTY meduim scale basses currently being made? D'addario made a few, and Eastwood makes one, but so far that's all I've seen. It's been almost impossible to find one.
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  12. Warmoth makes medium scale necks and bodies of high quality left handed. Good way to spec out an awesome personalized Lefty bass and maybe have a local tech do the final assembly and setup. Here are my 2 Warmoth 32" medium scale basses. They turned out amazing, even though they are right handed :cool:



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  14. Thank you! The body is Roasted Swamp Ash and the Neck is Roasted Maple with Bubinga fretboard..That is my lightest Bass at 7lbs :thumbsup:
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  15. bassclef112

    bassclef112 Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2003
    New York City, NY
    I've gone through the thread and this bass was mentioned very early (post #30, 2016) so I'm bringing it up again because I just got one.
    Yamaha Motion B MB-II - I have a bunch of basses and only one other 32" (coming up) that introduced me to this scale. Lately been thinking Warmoth for another 32" when I saw this. Everybody seems to have loved them and now I know why. For a mid-level bass these are great.They sound amazing!

    This is the bass that sold me on 32". My Alembic Mark King Sig bought and built for me in 2000. I'll never part with it.
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  16. RodRy


    Jul 1, 2018
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Nice Motion! I really dig mine too, but the electronics are a bit off. The bridge pup knob has no stop, it just spins freely. The "boat-shaped" headstocks are one of my favorite features. I replaced the tuners with new Gotoh Res-o-lites, new gold straplocks, gold and green abalone knobs from Q-Parts, and gold Optima strings. Photo of mine just after I got a stunning new custom-made strap from CocoGuitarStraps on Etsy.
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  17. 3684799953275

    3684799953275 Guest

    Aug 21, 2020
    My 1977 Carl Thompson Bass is a 32 Scale. Here it is with Uncle Les getting a proper baptizm. Ive got another CT in the shop getting wrapped up thats a 32 as well.


    Ive also got a 32 scale Hilton Guitars Bass thats pretty awesome too!
  18. RodRy


    Jul 1, 2018
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Good taste in bass!
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  19. Aune


    Jan 2, 2013
    Not sure if these have been posted earlier, but here’s my new girl. First one to arrive in Norway! A Rivolta Combinata Bass VII.

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  20. ric4682

    ric4682 Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2008
    Oh man, that’s sick. Love the Rickenbacker-esque design choices. Let us know how it sounds and plays!
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