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Short scale low B?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Skorzen, Feb 15, 2003.

  1. Skorzen


    Mar 15, 2002
    Springfield MA
    Ok I have already built two basses, a 5 string fretted and a 5 string frettless. I am currently throwing ideas around in my head for my next project. I have really liked the fast feel of the short scale basses that I have tried, but there always seems to be conflict over the effect of scale length on string tension. So my question is: do you feel it is possable to make a short scale(~32") 5 or 6 string with a decent low B? I am looking at probably making a five pice neck from Wenge and Tiger Maple stringers. So what do you think is this a pipe dream, or a possability? I thought I had heard that one of the high end custom companies offered a short scale five os six. So what do you think?