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The Official Short Scale Bass Club -- Part 4

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


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  1. JohnMalay

    JohnMalay

    Oct 23, 2018
    New Jersey
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  2. John Stephen

    John Stephen Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    SF Bay Area
    I agree. I tried one in a store, just before shutdown, and it felt just as comfortable as a short-scale.
     
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  3. RodRy

    RodRy

    Jul 1, 2018
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Pics?
     
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  4. JohnMalay

    JohnMalay

    Oct 23, 2018
    New Jersey
    It is out in the shop being trimmed and painted. The body is very light and there is neck dive with a full PBass style headstock. I saw/sand it down to a '51 style and paint it to match the body. I'll do a pic when it is installed.
     
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  5. I reshaped my Warmoth headstock last night and did a test fitting of the tuners...I really, really like this Goncalo Alves neck wood. The neck itself without hardware weighs 2.1lbs. Today I'm adding the Luminlay side dots. :thumbsup:

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  7. Jeremy Unruh

    Jeremy Unruh

    Jan 22, 2020
    NorCal
    Nice looking Bass for sure! I find it interesting that they put a locking 1/4" jack on it. Not very common in guitars / basses. Though it definitely adds to the aesthetics of the bass.
     
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  8. RodRy

    RodRy

    Jul 1, 2018
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I dig the reshape, and those tuners look so choice on there.
    :D
     
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  9. Received my Warmoth short scale body today!! Turned out amazing!!! Weighs in at 3.8lbs.
    Roasted Swamp Ash with clear satin
    Reverse P route and J & contoured heel :cool:

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  10. John Stephen

    John Stephen Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    SF Bay Area
    Beautiful! Congrats. Will look forward to seeing the finished product.
     
  11. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
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  12. Thank you Rod! If this bass turns out as good as I hope I will be selling my short scale Sandberg Lionel Bass...I love the Sandberg but its just a tad to heavy at 8.9 lbs and it kills my shoulder after one hour at rehearsal and we rehearse for 3-4 hours a couple of times a week. Been using my SS EBMM Stingray and 32" Warmoth P bass for practice lately.

    Thank you John...I'll keep posting progress pics :thumbsup:


    Thank you Mongo, The tuners and bridge are Schaller Vintage Copper finish...I had to buy from Europe cause I could not find here in the states. The rest of the hardware (neck plate, jack plate, string tree & Strap buttons) I'll be using is just generic labeled Antique Bronze that I also had to buy from Europe.
     
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  13. mongo2

    mongo2

    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Thanks, I was just looking at antique bronze finishes but they seem to be used mostly for plumbing fixtures and home decor here in the US. The finish ln those parts looks great.
     
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  14. RodRy

    RodRy

    Jul 1, 2018
    Kalamazoo, MI
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  15. RodRy

    RodRy

    Jul 1, 2018
    Kalamazoo, MI
    Having met you through your selling of the customized Mustang to fund your Lionel, then watching the customization of that bass, I'm feeling like we've been on a journey together.

    I certainly understand about the shoulder fatigue. My short scale SBMM StingRay weighs 8.5 pounds, which is surprisingly heavy to me. I was able to alleviate that by using a custom 3" wide strap from Coco Guitar Straps on Etsy. I really recommend her straps to everyone. Top quality, light weight, super comfortable, and amazing fabric patterns. There's a layer of padding built in which makes them both soft and more grippy than they would be if just folded fabric. You may want to give some consideration to a new strap before selling the bass.
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  16. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    For your consideration:
     
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  17. spufman

    spufman

    Feb 7, 2005
    Central CT
    My Lionel is also heavier than expected - weird to pick it up, it's deceiving. But it sounds and feels so good, I wouldn't change a thing. Maybe 8.7 pounds or so, all in the body, it is reasonable enough on the strap.
     
  18. gigetto

    gigetto

    Sep 25, 2019
    Italy
    The new Sire U5 is very interesting....
     
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  19. MTN.bass72

    MTN.bass72 Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2010
    Blue Ridge, Ga
    Agreed. But I'm still wondering about neck dive while standing. He didn't cover that. One can always compensate while sitting. Would have been nice to know
     
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  20. MovinTarget

    MovinTarget Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2018
    Maryland, USA
    Upper horn looks to be parallel with the 12th or even the eleventh fret and he mentioned the tuners were light...


    EDIT: He didn't say the tuners were light, but normal. My bad. He does say its comfortable sitting and based on the horn position, I would think with a good strap this would be fine.

    This is the first time I've ever seen him give "five claws" to ANY bass!
     
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