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Short Scale Mods

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by skinnypete, Mar 3, 2016.

  1. skinnypete


    Oct 7, 2004
    New York, NY
    I was thinking about getting a Squire short scale Jaguar bass and fixing it up with a bunch of spare parts that have accumulated over the years as I have made various modifications to Jazz and Precision basses.

    I have a D'marzio Jazz Bridge pickup, a D'marzio P pickup, an old Badass bridge and some nice Schaler clover leaf tuners.

    My question is will these parts created for long scale basses work on short scale?
  2. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
  3. Mod it, play it, record it, photograph it, and share 'em all here.
  4. Most likely yes. Some may need minor adjusting, or even possibly finangling.
  5. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    I have Schallers which are licensed versions of the Dim's in my short scale Wartmouth P-J. They are perfect. I say do it to it!
  6. RED J

    RED J Lol

    Jan 23, 2000
    Does the Jag have a standard bridge size J pickup ? If not, the rout will need a little tweekin'.
  7. AlekB


    Dec 23, 2015
    Yes, VM Jaguar SS has standard size P and J pickups. I put EMG in mine, and it sounds great.

  8. skinnypete


    Oct 7, 2004
    New York, NY

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