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Short Scale Problems

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Assumer, Jul 6, 2003.


  1. Assumer

    Assumer

    Mar 26, 2003
    Arkansas
    I have searched the forum and it seems folks think shoet scale basses have boomy bass, but what other problems do they have. Considering a 32" warwick.
     
  2. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Low cost short scale basses tend to sound crappy, high quality short scale basses tend to sound good. Not much difference from the 34" world.

    Stick with heavier strings, and you'll be fine. The tension with heavier strings generally will be similar to a 34" scale bass with "normal" strings, IMO.

    The only problem they have is that there's not enough high end short scale basses being made!
     
  3. Assumer

    Assumer

    Mar 26, 2003
    Arkansas
    Hey thanks
    Any experience with the warwick corvette 32 bass. Thier web site indicated they could do the bolt on with a 30 or 32".
     
  4. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    No, sorry. As a matter of fact, I just picked up my first Warwick - a used FNA. Sweet bass - I could see myself with a 30" or 32" version down the road!
     
  5. Assumer

    Assumer

    Mar 26, 2003
    Arkansas
    Thanks anyway. I play lefty and good basses are difficult to come buy. The warwicks I have played upside down felt really nice. Probably go that route soon. Hope your enjoying yours.
     
  6. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
    HI!

    I've had an Alembic Spoiler(32"scale)since 1983. I bought it new and only recently retired it after hundreds of gigs. Good luck with your search

    Rob