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Standard scale violin bass

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by paradigm_shift, Aug 27, 2007.


  1. paradigm_shift

    paradigm_shift

    Mar 29, 2007
    Does anyone know of a company that makes a standard/long length scale violin style bass? not too neck heavy(preferably not at all...)as a standard model? Im really loking for a fretless so I might be stuck with custom...
     
  2. Wayauste

    Wayauste

    May 17, 2006
    St. Louis MO
  3. Kenny Allyn

    Kenny Allyn

    Mar 25, 2006
    Memphis
  4. There are several companies that make chambered standard or long scale basses, but the body shape has a longer top horn to prevent neck dive. A light weight body with a short horn and 34" scale neck isn't going to be balanced.
     
  5. paradigm_shift

    paradigm_shift

    Mar 29, 2007
    I figured as much,thus the comment I made.But even a bigger bodied version to compensate.I was marely enquireing whats out there.And it was the violin styled bodied I was looking at
     
  6. MAJOR METAL

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Staff Member Supporting Member

    I had mine built at 30.5 scale.
     
  7. I'm sure any given luthier could potentially do it, but the body would be really big if you wanted to keep the same body shape proportions.
     

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