Mini Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cap, Dec 9, 2001.

  1. cap


    Aug 8, 2001
    Hickam Hawaii
    Does anybody have/ know of any company that makes mini basses....not like tiny....just for bass players smaller in size...nothing custom made....just something you could find at your local music store? Im teaching my girlfriend to play bass and she is pretty small and she can barely reach the first fret!
    Would the smaller size effect the sound?

    and just a brilliant/brainless thought since in live in Hawaii....has anybody every seen a Bass Ukulele?:confused:
  2. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Fender Mustang Bass?

    Bronco basses suck.
  3. bman


    Dec 4, 2000
    Sandown, N.H., USA
    Gretsch Electromatic Junior.
    I've never played one, so I'm not sure how it sounds, but it's a shorter scale.
  4. bertbassplayer

    bertbassplayer Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2000
    Carlsbad, NM
    Bronco with new pickups, Ephi EB-0..... Anything shortscale...

    Bronco's aren't bad, just their pickups are horrid. I've heard that Vintage Precision replacements (the single coil precision pickups) fit Broncos.
  5. dearmond ashbory.
  6. IMO the Ashbory Bass is not a bass but a joke...

    I'd say Squier Bronco with a different P/U
  7. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Seattle, WA
    I have a half size that i started out on. My dad's friend made it for me.
  8. EString


    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    If you do get a Fender Bronco Bass, a very good replacement pickup is the Seymour Duncan Hot Rails. The pre-57 P pickups won't fit, and the Hot Rails don't have individual pole pieces. They are also humbuckers.
  9. Good choice
  10. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    I hear those are being discontinued ??

    Pity, if that's true......innovation is always worth acknowledging. (sp???)