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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lefty, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. lefty


    Sep 25, 2004
    I am looking at a sandberg california 5 string bass 34" scale
    are sandburg good basses? how does a 34" compare to a 35" scale.
    I have heard the 35" are better because of the b string isnt as floppy.
  2. As far as I know, sandberg fivers are 35". If they were 34" I´d be really really interested
  3. precijazz

    precijazz I want a name when I lose.

    Aug 31, 2011
    Sandberg 5ers are 35 or 34 inch. Your choice.
  4. fuzzychaos


    Mar 17, 2008
    Sandberg's are good basses, yes. I've actually played several 34" scales with a "B" string that was not floppy at all.
  5. XylemBassGuitar

    XylemBassGuitar Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 14, 2008
    Durango, CO
    Owner and Operator, Xylem Handmade Basses and Guitars
    Me too. Floppiness seems to depend a lot on the string brand/style.

    However, all things being equal, a 35" scale instrument will feel stiffer than a 34" instrument. But, put a set of floppy strings on a 35" and a set of stiff strings on a 34" and the 34" will feel more tense.
  6. aasti3000


    Jul 18, 2012
    I tested a California VM5 "35 scale and it sounded and felt AMAZING! I almost thought about trying to shoplift that damn bass!

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