small body bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jacohead, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. jacohead


    Aug 6, 2006
    hey guys can anyone recommend a really great sounding, well made bass manuf. that produces small body shapes and maybe short scale lengh?? thanks
  2. Altitude

    Altitude An ounce of perception, a pound of obscure. Supporting Member

    Mar 9, 2005
    Denver, nee Austin
    Pete Skjold builds fantastic basses, and his body shapes are deceptively small. He does not do 32" scale that I know of, in fact I think he only does 35"; however, his bridge placement is so near the edge of the bass that the neck feels like a shorter scale to me than my 34" Valenti.
  3. Tobias Killer-B has a pretty small body
  4. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Saint Louis, MO USA
    No short scale, but I can't think small body without thinking Roscoe.
  5. AllenBass7


    Jan 27, 2008
  6. american deluxe fender jazz basses offer a smaller jazz bass style body if you are interested in the "jazz" look, but find most standard jazz basses to be a little on the large size.
  7. Essthreetee


    Aug 19, 2007
    Visalia, CA
    Look at post# 478 small body and short scale...
  8. Lon86


    Jan 21, 2008
    Venice, CA
    Old Tobias basses...
  9. peabody

    peabody Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2002
    La Crosse, WI
    Again, not exactly short scale, but a Sterling is nice and lightweight and has a smaller body....and a great neck.
  10. Ron W.

    Ron W.

    Jun 9, 2008
    Planet P
  11. The Hammer

    The Hammer

    Jul 13, 2004
    steinberger or a Hofner Beatle bass or any copy of one
  12. Just Thumpin'

    Just Thumpin' Commercial User

    Mar 7, 2008
    NE United States
    Manager and Partner, Fodera Guitars (10/14/09 - 12/16/19)
    Fodera Monarch fits the bill nicely. They will make them short scale if you want although standard is 34 inches...
  13. badstonebass


    Jun 7, 2006
    Schecter Stilettos have a deceptively small body....full scale.

  14. p0k

    p0k I play the bass and design things.

    Feb 6, 2007
    Brockton, MA

    pedulla rapture
  15. namraj


    Feb 7, 2008
    +1 i keep seeing them and thinking how tiny they are, my fav bass i own is my streamer stage 1 4 string, and thats got a nice small body, but again long scale still, but I'm not tall and i cope.
  16. I'd go for this one, it's perfect (and expensive, I imagine):


    I mean, it's 17'' scale, you can't beat that :smug:

    Espero que hablas espanol :D
  17. Inverness


    Dec 21, 2007
    Marina, CA
    The Zon Sonus I own is lighter than some guitars out there.
  18. fretlessman71

    fretlessman71 Still beats havin' a job Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2005
    FoCo, NoCo
    Los ciento, hablo espanol un poco solamente... but I'd LOVE to find out more about the bass!
  19. kidcharlemagne


    Mar 23, 2005
    Well, you didn't state a price range, but if money's no object, there's always Alembic and their Stanley Clarke signature: tiny body, and 30.75" scale.

    In a similar vein, how about a Status Kingbass? Very similar body shape and size to the Stanley Clarke and available as a 32" scale (albeit with the Bendwell thing stuck on the end).