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Short Scale - More or Less Relief ? Nut Height ?

Discussion in 'Hardware, Setup & Repair [BG]' started by guzzler, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. guzzler


    May 19, 2010
    I was wondering if a short scale bass needs more or less relief than a standard or long scale bass as a general rule?

    Also, does scale length affect what will work as far as nut height.

    I have been straightening the neck on a Squier Bronco and it still feels stiff, tough to push down strings and not very fun to play.

    Thank you
  2. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    No difference...all same/same.
  3. bassbully

    bassbully Endorsed by The PHALEX CORN BASS..mmm...corn!

    Sep 7, 2006
    Blimp City USA
    I have two Musicmasters one a 97' vista the other a early 70's. Both have SS Chromes on them. I have them setup action wise as low as I can get them with out buzz just as I do for my P basses.
  4. Martiluk


    Apr 13, 2011
    Have you tried some lower tension strings?
    That would probably solve the stiffness issue.

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