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Short scale bas

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by MieElskeren, Nov 25, 2002.


  1. MieElskeren

    MieElskeren Guest

    Nov 25, 2002
    Hello out there..

    Right now i'm playing on a Fenix short scale bas (value around 500$).
    But i'm not satisfied with the sound. Could it be my shortscale bas? My amplifier or just my skills?
    I'm seriously considering to buy a new Full scale bas. Would it be a waste of money?....

    Does it effect on the sound that i'm playing on a short scale bas?

    Thanks for reading... (and answer?)
     
  2. IMHO the 'scale length' hasnt got much to do with it, all things considered. I have been playing short scales probably 70% of the time for the last 25 years, and they can sound as good if not better than the long scale models.

    But whats yer problem, more specifically?

    i would probably look closely at STRINGS, and AMPLIFIER before i started shelling out money for a new bass.

    But then again, maybe yer "fenix" is just a lemon
     
  3. BlacksHole

    BlacksHole

    Mar 22, 2000
    Rockville, MD
    This one is so short that it cannot fit the last "s" of bass?
     
  4. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    I bought a squier bronco for my little girl (8),
    To be honest when we first got it, it sounded awful.
    But... one new set of strings, upgraded pots and wiring later ....It ROCKS!
    :eek:
     
  5. The problem I have noticed with the short scale basses that I have played has been that they were too trebly and had no bottom end. Until, however, I played an Epiphone EB-0. I was surprised at the bottom it had. Just my .02
     
  6. MieElskeren

    MieElskeren Guest

    Nov 25, 2002
    Thanks for the answers so far.

    "But whats yer problem, more specifically" rockandroller.
    I don't think my bass sounds 'clean'.
     
  7. rumblethump

    rumblethump Supporting Member

    Mar 25, 2000
    Pioneer CA. 95666
    You might try some heavy gauge roundwounds?