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Question about shorter scale basses

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by StrudelBass, Jul 21, 2003.


  1. StrudelBass

    StrudelBass

    Jul 6, 2002
    California
    Is there a way for me to know if a shorter scale length would be better for me?
     
  2. You could try one and get a feel for it. See how compfy it is and whatnot.
     
  3. furiously funky

    furiously funky Guest

    Dec 28, 2002
    Toronto
    id say the only way is to try it out also keep in mind that USUALLY (not allways) shorter scale basses will have less string tention, and less not definition. this is not a rule, but i a guideline. play a few. people right now are suggesting short scale basses to another person, see what everyone has said so far.
     
  4. RicPlaya

    RicPlaya

    Apr 22, 2003
    Whitmoretucky MI
    I play a Rick 4000 series with a short scale neck, it's comfortable, good tone, I like it a lot! Like anything else with Basses to each is own try some out.
     
  5. Thornton Davis

    Thornton Davis Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 1999
    Toronto
    You must play a Ric 3000 series bass. All 4000 series are long scale.

    ;)
     
  6. demolition

    demolition Guest

    Jul 5, 2003
    Conn.
    everyone i know who plays a "short"scale bass usually has a good reason for doing so,like a shoulder problem,smaller body type,or sometimes a simple preference over a full scale.
    I have tried a few and although i dont dis-like them,i would'nt change from my 34".
    Try a few out and judge for yourself,its the best opinion going.:D
     
  7. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I have both 34" and short scale basses. I use my short scales to warm up my arthritic left hand, but I wouldn't feel cheated if they were all I had.