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Scale length question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rxtech, Feb 24, 2008.


  1. rxtech

    rxtech

    Jul 31, 2006
    Ok, don't laugh at me, just indulge me this one question:) Would it be poosible to take a short scale bass neck, build a body, and simply move the bridge 4" toward the end and thus have a 34'' scale neck?
     
  2. nickn

    nickn

    Oct 6, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    The intonation would be off as the frets would not be in the correct positions.
     
  3. You know i was wondering about this too
    I mean, why Factor could move his E string more towards headstock and get a good intonation, why can't we move the e more on the bridge?
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  4. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    The entire nut "moves" two frets up. It can't work at the bridge end because the frets are not changed along that one string to compensate.
     
  5. rxtech

    rxtech

    Jul 31, 2006
    thanks for the answers!
     
  6. ehque

    ehque

    Jan 8, 2006
    Singapore
    You have to understand the equation governing pitch and string length. Its the same reason why capos work at the nut end and not at the bridge end.
     
  7. No. The frets would be in the wrong places for the scale length you created. You would not have a 34" scale neck, you'd have a neck set up for a 30" scale but on the wrong sacle length bass. This does not work.
     

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