Short Scale Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by zevo, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. zevo


    Nov 4, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I am thinking of getting a Short Scale Bass (because I have short fingers). What would be a good bass to have?
    I am thinking the following:
    Fender Mustang Bass
    Fender Musicmaster Bass (used from Ebay)
    Sx Short Scale P Bass

    Does anyone have experiences with these basses?
    What would you recommend?

    Thanks in advance for all the help!

  2. pil


    Feb 17, 2005
    Pimlico, UK
    get the mini fender p bass, great fun
  3. Mental Octopus

    Mental Octopus

    May 24, 2003
    my first bass was a fender mustang. i really liked to play.
  4. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I myself am a fan of the MusicMaster... Danelectro Longhorn is nice also...


  5. superfly


    Aug 4, 2004
    I have a Fender Mustang reissue and a SX short scale P bass. I like them both. I've been playing less than a year (former drummer for 20 yrs) and I have had about 8 basses already from a USA jazz to a G&L ASAT. I like the short basses better. They are easier for me to get around the fretboard. I have wide palms, but short fingers.

    The Mustang is flawless in build quality. The pickup is good. Its not as powerful as one might like, but it is smooth sounding. Especially with the Labella flats I have. :smug:
    The SX short P is good build quality for the price. I gutted the electronics and put allparts pots,switchcraft jack,shielded the cavity, and added SD quarter pounders. So for about $200 its a nice bass.

    The Mustang blows the SX away in quality and playability, but I also paid $500 compared to the $100 Sx + $100 upgrades.

    A Musicmaster is on my wish list next.

    So it depends on how much dough you want to spend.