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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by madgapper, Mar 22, 2009.
Any tips on a good bass with a 30" scale ?
Much will depend on your budget. Not knowing your budget, or the type of music you play, I'd say Gibson SG reissue.
Check out a Fender Mustang.
I have a Musicmaster, a Longhorn, and an Ovation Typhoon... All shorties, all good basses, (though admittedly, the Typhoon is a bit more 'specialized', being a fretless hollowbody)
And yeah, check out the 'Stang re-issues
Depends on your budget. But these are some of the finest basses of any scale. Scott and Jamie are the most awesome people to deal with. I love my Birdsong.
Check out the ARTB, awesome bass!
I just bought my first bass. I wanted something to noodle around on without spending a lot of money, so I bought an SX Jazzbass clone for all of $110.
I'm no expert on basses, but I am a wooden instrument maker, and I can tell you that this thing is very nicely made. To my ears it plays just fine. I love it.
SX (Rondo) has a great short scale for about $120
If you can afford it... Epiphone Rivoli. I got mine for 200 stirling pounds! Reet good they are!
Fender Mustang in Fiesta Red
Many people like the Ibanez Mikro. It's 29" scale.
Many thanks to all
I would second the Birdsong and the Musicmaster. Way different instruments, but both are short scale.
JamesBasesses has some top end shortscales too... http://www.jamesbasses.com/
I'd say for cheap go for a hammer slammer.
Then for relatively inexpensive is the Gibson SG re-issue.
Then for about double that is the Fender Mustang.
Then if that isn't enough you can double that again for a nice birdsong or jamesbass or ....
But there are tons out there, and that was just my priority list, I'd make sure to try them out, and see what feels and sounds good to you, as different people have different expectations and priorities that aren't easily quantifiable in a short posting.
I've got a mustang myself, and I can't say enough about it - from the second I picked it up it was just comfortable - easy to play, still has a good punch, action is sweet, no noise or buzzing.... It doesn't have the punch of a big huge necked heavier P bass but overall I've found that the sound is more determined by the amp you play through... so if you've got a good amp it almost doesn't matter what you plug into it, as long as you like playing it.