The Official Short Scale Bass Club -- Part 4

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
  2. Yay, I'm the first !

    So, to make this first post more interesting, I think I'd show one of my future plans:

    This is the neck, I'm going to use in my Rickenbacker project. Since I cant afford even a Ric copy, I'd have to build one. And this will be also a short scale ! (31.5 inch).
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  3. moonliner


    Jan 22, 2009
    May I please be a member?

    When I started bass 40 years ago my first bass was a Les Paul Triumph. I've been short scale ever since.
    Hofner, Jerry Jones Longhorn, Hagstrom, Starfire are some of my short scale beauties :)
  4. rfclef


    Jan 19, 2007
    Gervais, Oregon
    Me too... 'cept mine was an Epiphone Beatlebass copy (only 7 years ago or so...). I am a huge guy, but play all shorties. Welcome!;)
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  5. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    Welcome "moonliner" ! You are Official Short Scale Bass Club member number 284 :) .
  6. fjadams


    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    Welcome the the good life.
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  7. rfclef


    Jan 19, 2007
    Gervais, Oregon
    Oops... I was welcoming moonliner... I already have a number from way back... I did not mean to misrepresent myself as a new member... Please distribute #285 to another... I hope I will not lose my membership or otherwise face club disciplinary action:bag:
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  8. RoadRanger

    RoadRanger Supporting Member

    Feb 18, 2004
    NE CT
    Oops, you are #8 :cool: .
  9. moonliner


    Jan 22, 2009
    That was quick! Thank you! Yeah #284! :D

    Hopefully my Phil Lesh Appreciation Society membership will come soon too! Then I can kick back and reap all the awesome benefits of club membership!

    Now I'm off to play a Grateful Dead tune on my longhorn!
  10. Speaking of Jerry Jones, is anyone else stepping up to the plate to make high quality Dano copies?
  11. nshuman


    Sep 4, 2012
    These guys seem to, but I have never actually tried one of them.
  12. Back on #1002 of thread part 3
    whyeyes said "I paid about $900 five years ago for my '76 natural/maple with no case."

    I'm curious, I never knew Mustangs were finished in anything other than solid colors (with or without racing stripes) and sunburst. Did I miss something? :help:
    I bought a new Sunburst & rosewood Mustang with the silver hard case in '71. IIRC cost around $150 including my less than impressive trade in Kent. I paid my way through college playing that bass in bar bands. What a great bass, especially on long gigs. I really miss it!:bawl:
  13. Paladin54

    Paladin54 Rockin' the root...

    Feb 3, 2012
    So what is the size difference between the SX URSA 3 JR and a regular size URSA? Is it a big difference?

    I looked at an Ibanez micro and the body was tiny. Is the body of the URSA 3 JR SS obviously smaller?
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  14. This is probably better asked in Essex Bass Club - Part 14 thread. You'll find a lot more owners and detailed information. Or contact Kurt at Rondo:help:
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  15. grisezd


    Oct 14, 2009
    My sx jazz body is about 3/4 size which keeps the proportions right. It is not as tiny as the Micro.
  16. can_v


    Feb 2, 2010
    It is obviously smaller as you can see in this photo.


    This is a photo of me SX short scale ursa comparing to my Fender P bass. The body of ss ursa is pretty much the same size as a Stratocaster.
  17. can_v


    Feb 2, 2010
    Since there's no photos in the new thread yet, I think I should post some pics of my latest SS acquisition.



    It's a RockBass by Warwick Corvette Basic Short Scale.

    I don't know why but lately I've been GASing for SS bass. When I saw this one I had to give it a try. And it's a great bass. Very comfortable to play. The body is the same size as normal corvette. So, it doesn't feel weird at all.

    What I love the most for this bass is the sound. With MEC pups + 2 band EQ, it's probably the biggest sounding sounding SS bass I've ever played. It's a SS with modern sound. For under 500$ new, I couldn't be more happier.

    Here's a pic of it with my SX ss P bass.

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  18. whyseye


    Mar 3, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Here's a quick picture from the day I brought it home:
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  19. whyseye


    Mar 3, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks. The pictures don't really do it justice. It's a dream to play, too.

    I've seen a few of the natural/maple Mustangs, but this is the only one I've seen with a white (WBW) pickguard. I actually think that black looks better with this combo and bought a BWB one, but haven't gotten around to replacing it. I kinda hate to break up the (what appears to be) original set.