Strange question... but - Short scale jazz bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by GodPlayedBass, Jun 24, 2021.

  1. Ever seen one ?
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  3. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Me too.

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  4. OllyW


    Oct 10, 2017
    Stourbridge, UK
    Fender Japan made a short scale (29.5") Jazz Bass called the JB62SS.

  5. jd56hawk


    Sep 12, 2011
    The Garden State
    You're welcome.
    Plenty of SX fans here.
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  6. Naviiin


    Jun 2, 2019
    I've got this Warmoth;

  7. LowWay

    LowWay It’s got 4 strings ‘cause they’re bigger! Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    W Mass
    I have an SX 30” Jazz with some upgrades going up for sale soon if you’re looking for an inexpensive one.
  8. Bunk McNulty

    Bunk McNulty It is not easy to do simple things correctly Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2012
    Northampton, MA
    As posted elsewhere: Fender Japan 1994 '62 Jazz Reissue, 32" scale. "Medium" rather than "short" but even so... fender jazz.jpeg
  9. Element Zero

    Element Zero Supporting Member

    Dec 14, 2016
    Just curious, how is playing “jazz music” on a specific bass easier?
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  10. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    A lot of standard jazz charts are in F or Bb. I personally find the reach on a shorty less fatiguing over the course of a night's rehearsal or gig. Plus I played an Epi Allen Woody which gave nice thumpies. Win-win.

    But that's just me, one guy. YMMV.
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2021
  11. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
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  12. I have this custom Public Peace 30" Jazz on order and should be receiving it by the end of July :cool:

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  13. I often wonder if walking bass would be easier on a shortie. I have yet to test this theory though.
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  14. TideSwing

    TideSwing Supporting Member

    Oct 31, 2014
    Las Vegas
    There’s an atelier z in the classifieds right now iirc
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  15. gotly


    Jun 28, 2010
    Seattle, WA
    I play a lot of very fast walking lines and it's loads easier on a shorty.
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  17. The bronco is a short scale squier bass, and the rest are full scale.
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  18. Im interested
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  19. monsterthompson

    monsterthompson The Eighth Note Wonder Of The World Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2008
    I asked about this subject recently in the Official Short Scale thread. I got some decent responses, though nothing powerfully satisfying. I'd really like a 30" Fender J, and the custom offerings from Maruszczyk seem to get me closest to the look I'd want. Here's the link, so you can see the replies in the following posts.
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