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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by paradog, Dec 29, 2011.
is there such an animal as a 5 string short scale bass? Who makes one?
I think that this is primarily boutique builder territory. Landing and Stambaugh are known for these. A fellow also had a six-string shorty from a luthier going by "Watson", but I'm sure that any of the custom builders would prolly do it.
Though, come to think of it, within the last few weeks someone claimed to have purchased a used LTD shorty 5. He never confirmed the actual scale length though.
How 'bout a Birdsong Hy-5? Birdsong - Professional hand built short scale basses
I've got a Birdsong 5 string. See avatar. Selling it actually. Not because I don't like it. Just having back and shoulder issues. It's one of the best basses I've owned.
In my best Monty Python speak....
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Kinda pricey for the 5 string solid body vs the 4 string hollow body, but if it's half as much fun to play as the hollow body it'll be worth the price.
I normally play 5 string basses but haven't tried this 5er. I bought the 4 string hollow body and it's in my top 3 favorite basses of all time.