Short Scale Guys: What's your dream bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Uncle K, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Uncle K

    Uncle K The custodian is your enemy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    Erie, PA
    I'm pretty happy with my Mustang, but I saw a short scale Modulus in the classifieds a while back that seemed really cool. I wish there were some higher end shorties around here that I could try out.
  2. I have my dream shorty. 69' Gibson EB1. It melts your face!
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  3. dukeorock

    dukeorock Owner BNA Audio Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Authorized greenboy designs builder/Owner of BNA Audio
    A local Nashville legend, Dave Roe has been playing 30" scale exclusively as of late. Warwicks ain't really my bag but he has a short scale hollow body that sounds like a million bucks :)
  4. Tanner5382


    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    I'm very happy with my 1956 Gibson EB-1. Anything by Birdsong or Landing seems very nice as well. I've got a Shortbass by Scott Beckwith on order.
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  5. Vintage Danelectro short scale Shorthorn.
  6. JoeWPgh


    Dec 21, 2012
    I love my Lakland Hobo30
  7. Bass Fund

    Bass Fund Banned

    Nov 30, 2013
    I'd have the Fender Custom guys build me a Series II medium scale.
  8. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    I thought short scale guys would dream of being long a scale guy some day.
  9. RED J

    RED J Lol Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    I'm thinking pickup # 3 with 5 way switch ( or maybe not ) on my Warmoth short scale Korina / Maple J might qualify. Dimarzio model J neck pickups are hard to get as a single though. Maybe a black model 1. Not sure how I'd mix that.
  10. dvlmusic


    Jul 24, 2010
    Alameda, CA
    I've been GASing over the Fender Pawn Shop Mustang bass. Having a humbucker in the P pickup position makes that thing sing!!
  11. RED J

    RED J Lol Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    I never even stopped to think what a rare beast this would be. That makes me want to do it even more. I cant even find a picture on the net of such a thing. The only bass I've ever seen that uses this concept is the Burns Bison.

  12. I play both, and prefer the comfort of my short scales :p

    Honestly, I wouldn't mind having a vintage musicmaster or birdsong some day, but I really like my Squier Bronco. It's very fun to play, and wasn't expensive by any stretch.

  13. Smallmouth_Bass


    Dec 29, 2005
    I'd be looking into Birdsong if short scale was my thing.

    While not being solely a short scale, the Dingwall Super Series basses (SuperJ and SuperP) are 32" - 34.25" on their 4-strings, which are short-medium scale/long scale.
  14. Ken J

    Ken J Hartford Hot Several Brass Band Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2011
    Middlefield, CT
    Mines 13c-285
    Witch one is yours
  15. RED J

    RED J Lol Supporting Member

    Jan 23, 2000
    Sorry you have to try to make yourself feel taller by trying to make others look smaller. :D
  16. Tanner5382


    Sep 26, 2010
    Canton, GA
    Sorry dude, I don't know what you're talking about! Something about the Shortbass, I assume?
  17. tuBass


    Dec 14, 2002
    Mesquite, Texas
    I am 6'8" and love short scale basses.

    back to topic. I'd love for Warmoth to make a short scale 5 string with a torsion bar, that way I could drop in any pickups I wanted to
  18. Simon Langley

    Simon Langley

    Jun 19, 2007
    Chico, CA

    This is my dream shorty. Been gassing for one since they came out in 2007 and finally made one mine last month. Cut my teeth on a 1969 EB-0 and have loved the style ever since.
  19. Ric5

    Ric5 Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jan 29, 2008
    I convert 4 string Rickenbackers to 5 string basses.
    If you count 33" as short scale then my dream bass is Rickenbacker.

  20. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Given that the difference between a typical long scale and short scale acoustic guitar is only about 5/8" then Rickenbackers should qualify for short scale! :cool: