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The Official Short Scale Bass Club -- Part 3

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Dec 23, 2011.

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  1. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
  2. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    Seriously. This is likely the last bass I buy for a LONG time. It fits me perfectly, sounds exactly the way I want, feels great, and looks great.

    Shortscale Stambaugh

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  3. caeman

    caeman The Root Master

    Sep 17, 2008
    It looks purdy.
  4. Sub'd for future reference.
    Yep, that's one right purdy bass there. :D
  5. First Page!

    Cheap 'n Short:

    -Modded Bronco
    -Gretsch G2202
    -SX ss Jaguar
  6. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    Awesome! But I'd be afraid of carrying around a $2k+ bass :eek: . My Cort has a similar look at 1/10 the price:

  7. saltymonkey

    saltymonkey Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    Sag Harbor, NY
    New thread, old picture. Still my favorite bass.

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  8. The Stambaugh is a beaut. If that Cort sounds anywhere near as good as it looks, it's a winner. However, I'm posting to subscribe.
  9. whyseye


    Mar 3, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    I had the black version of that Cort - it was a sweet little bass.
  10. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I hear you. My first few gigs with it, I was a bit freaked, but now that its seen many, many gigs and has a bit of mojo... not so much.

    I have a $169 Squire short Jag that I can use for really dumpy places or bad weather.

    May as well put a pic of that up too!

  11. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    A real beauty! How much?
  12. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    Yep. This short scale Lakland Decade is one of my favorite photos posted in this forum. Gonna go play one next time I'm in Chicago.
  13. funkytoe

    funkytoe Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2008
    Northern California
    Lets keep this Club going! Since its inception, we have 319 Official Short Scale Bass Club members -- 2005 posts and 179,227 page views. Fender has started making short scale basses again. Gibson reissued its EB/SG bass and even made a Thunderbird shortie. Lakland, Stambaugh, Birdsong, Alleva, Guild, Reverend and even Warmoth -- all offer short scale options.

    Word is out... short scales are not just "starter" basses or basses for women and kids. Can't help but think that threads like this have something to do with that change in perception.;)

    Any bass manufacturer that sees 179,227 page views on a short scale bass thread has to know that there is a market for these basses. Lets keep them on their toes and see what offerings they give us between now and Part IV of this thread!

    Thanks everyone. Keep posting your shorties!
  14. spcjdoty


    Dec 31, 2009
    Lansing, Kansas
    I have been playing for about a year. Originally I had an Ibanez Jumpstart GSR190. My bass teacher suggested I go to a short scale (small hands). I bought my first short scale about a month ago. It is a Squier VM Jaguar Short scale.

    I love it.
    I put GHS Stainless flatwounds. The sound is phenomenal thru my Peavey Max 110 practice amp

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  15. ::::BASSIST::::

    ::::BASSIST:::: Progress Not Perfection.

    Sep 2, 2004
    Vancouver, BC Canada
    I have the same bass, strung with the same strings. Definitely a great combination!
  16. spcjdoty


    Dec 31, 2009
    Lansing, Kansas
    I love the feel and the sound
  17. T-34


    Aug 11, 2005
    France, Paris region
  18. tabdog


    Feb 9, 2011
    I'm not a beginner.

    I'm not a child.

    I have big hands.

    My SS fits me just fine.

    My SS sounds wonderful.

    I would not believe it until I tried it.

    Us "know it all's" miss out on some good stuff
    sometimes. I'm glad I found out before I hit 70,

  19. fjadams


    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    To Bassplayer95

    "Someone tell me why I should buy a short scale? I'm thinking strongly about it 'cause I'm pretty small (well, average for a girl) and my fingers/hands are small. My biggest problem is stretching my fingers between frets. Will a SS take care of that?
    I like playing bass. Currently rocking out on a Dean Edge 09 lefty!"

    Also have small, short hands. That's why I only have SS basses. Much easier for me to play. Also with arthritis being genetic, don't have the ability to stretch the fingers like I did when I was young.

    You can get all the tone out of a SS that you can get from a med, standard or long scale. Might not be true for basses using more than 4 or 5 strings, but there are some 5 and 6 string shorties out there. Not real sure about the availability of left handed SS basses though.
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  20. outonfoot


    Sep 21, 2009
    Dear bassplayer95

    I say go for it, I have small hands and to make matters worse I broke the knuckle of my little finger on my left hand which left me with reduced movement in my pinky, as a result of this I found getting around the frets really hard work, in a last ditch attempt to carry on playing I got a short scale, best thing I ever did! It's awesome and really got the bug again.

    On a separate note all together merry Christmas and a happy new year to all shorties out there!!!!

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