Short Scale 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Eric Graff, Sep 4, 2018.


  1. Eric Graff

    Eric Graff

    Sep 4, 2018
    I'm looking for a short scale 5 string that has a B that speaks. I can't seem to find one MADE IN AMERICA. I have found one I love, but it's in Poland snd the shipping could pay for another bass. Anyone know a company other than that has one?Mensinger Home
     
  2. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Carvin?
     
  3. Eric Graff

    Eric Graff

    Sep 4, 2018
    Out of biz. ​
     
  4. herndonbassist

    herndonbassist Low Down Thumper

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
  5. lz4005

    lz4005

    Oct 22, 2013
    Carvin split into two companies, Kiesel guitars and Carvin amps. Then the amp company went out of business. So it is completely accurate to say Carvin went out of business.

    Alembic will make you a shorty 5. As will Veillette.
     
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  6. herndonbassist

    herndonbassist Low Down Thumper

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    We can agree to disagree. The guitar making business simply changed names. The warranties are even still valid even though it has the name "Carvin" on it. But you are correct, they split into 2 companies, one of which is no longer in business. I wasn't trying to get into a semantic debate, just trying to point out that the company that was mentioned is still making instruments.
     
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  7. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Okay, Kiesel.
     
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  8. herndonbassist

    herndonbassist Low Down Thumper

    Apr 7, 2005
    Herndon, VA - NoVa
    :hyper:
     
  9. FYI just posted link to Birdsong website.
     
  10. the_home

    the_home Supporting Member

    Jul 14, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    Alembic. Made in Santa Rosa, California.
     
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  11. neptoon

    neptoon

    Jul 25, 2000
    Palm Bay, FL
    mike tobias just recently started building US-made MTD's with a 30" scale
     
  12. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
  13. Benavente, mtd and probably a bunch of other coming up. Good luthier will make a great short scale 5 for you.
     
  14. Short scale 5's will always have a terrible B because no company make short-scale B-strings with a heavy enough gauge for short scale
     
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  15. Ibanez ABVG 205
     
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  16. Don't think it is made in America though..
     
  17. If you want really short, the Kala California 5 string .
     
  18. Wingbass also
     
  19. subtlestew

    subtlestew Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2000
    Kent, CT
    I'll second the Birdsong suggestion - specifically the Hy5 model. Innnovative B-string situation... made in Texas.
     
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