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Switching between 34" and 30"

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by FatCity, Sep 22, 2003.


  1. FatCity

    FatCity

    Apr 30, 2002
    Lexington, SC
    Endorsing Artist: Howard's Crispy Fried Chicken Skins
    I currently play a Jazz bass and am considering getting a Brice "Beatle" bass because...well, just because :)

    I had a Mustang and sold it because I was having problems switching between scales, but am feeling more confident these days and would like to try it again. Do any of you switch regularly between scale lenghts and if so, do you find it difficult?

    Perhaps it's all in my head?

    Thanks in advance,
    FC
     
  2. rllefebv

    rllefebv

    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    I switch between my 34" scale basses and my Fender Musicmaster constantly with very few problems... If anything, it takes me a wee bit, (a few bars or so), to adjust to the shorter scale... Going the other way is not a problem at all...

    I'm currently working on three basses...

    -- 30" fretless, (re-working a late 60's Beatle bass copy)

    -- 32" fretless, from scratch

    -- 41 1/2" EUB, from scratch

    May have a few issues switching between these three!

    -robert
     
  3. FatCity

    FatCity

    Apr 30, 2002
    Lexington, SC
    Endorsing Artist: Howard's Crispy Fried Chicken Skins
    Thanks for the reply!

    FC