The Official Short Scale Bass Club

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by tigercasual, Nov 12, 2007.

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  1. tigercasual


    Oct 4, 2007
    Calling All Bassists who love to play short scale, our time has come!

    Here is our membership, so far...

    1: tigercasual
    2: CTbass&birdsong
    3: acleex38
    4: Rob Martinez
    5: A9X
    6: ponticat
    7: grommit
    8: rfclef
    9: Rumblin' Man
    10: UncleBalsamic
    11: lousybassist
    12: BassManPatsFan

    Anyone else wishing to join, please pm me for your official number.

    First order of business- should we start a new gallery for club members, so we have pics all gathered in place?

    Second order of business- what are we considering the official length of a short scale (for club purposes)? Should we make it anything below 34" or should me make it anything under 32"- you get my point.

    I vote that we make it anything under 34", but hey this is a democracy, after all.

  2. rfclef


    Jan 19, 2007
    Gervais, Oregon
    I would nominate 32" and under...(or maybe 31.9999999999999" and under...)
  3. I vote under 32" as well.
  4. mkrtu9


    Mar 2, 2006
    I say under 34".....tied ball game
  5. ThunderLizard

    ThunderLizard Guest

    Aug 9, 2007
    Edwardsville, IL
    Sign me up! I've got two 30 incher's in my bass inventory. Nothing special, just a Viola and an EBO- both Epiphones. They are fun to play and both very well made.
    Good Luck To You!
  6. rfclef


    Jan 19, 2007
    Gervais, Oregon
    Ok. Member Number 8 here... posting my Family of shorties for roll call...

    Left to right:

    Applause AE40, ZZ Ryder Low Ryder, and My main bass the Epiphone Viola (What a great sounding axe!)... Along with is the Ashdown EB 180-15"
  7. I thought 32" was considered "medium scale"

    Well anyway, I have an Epiphone Rivoli and a Schecter Hellcat VI, both 30"

    I'll post pics as soon as I get decent ones...
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  8. Rob Martinez

    Rob Martinez

    Sep 14, 2005
    To me 32" is medium scale, though I do have a Waterstone Brighton 64 I love in that configuration!

    I could accept a 30 1/2" scale bass as "short scale."

    A gallery would ROCK!
  9. rllefebv


    Oct 17, 2000
    Newberg, Oregon
    Can I get a number? Pretty Please?


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  10. tigercasual


    Oct 4, 2007
    I do so love the family photo!
  11. rfclef


    Jan 19, 2007
    Gervais, Oregon
    Hey guys,

    Robert here (rllefebv) cut the new rings for my new pickups on the "Anti-Beatle" for me... Thanks Robert...
  12. Bass4LifeRS


    Oct 18, 2005
    Can I get a number? Here is my Rail, 32"
  13. natasmi

    natasmi Guest

    Apr 30, 2002
    Count me in! Gimme a number. I only have one longscale bass left and It get's no love. Shortscale basses strung with flatwound strings and played with a pic is "my" sound.

  14. A9X

    A9X Inactive

    Dec 27, 2003
    Are you sure? I thought they were 34" as no one makes 32" double ball strings.
  15. Bass4LifeRS


    Oct 18, 2005
    I just use normal strings on this as the ball goes into bridge, and the neck end is just cut and fastened with a metal bar and screws.
    Also, I am sure it's 32", I got 5 more 34" basses, and one 33". I can see and feel the difference :)
  16. MCML


    Dec 8, 2006
    A gallery sounds like a good idea.

    Mine is 31" (ooooh, says she) so < or = 32" is the standard I would use.

  17. acleex38


    Jul 28, 2006
    The bass isn't the only short-scale thing in this first picture....

    and the Cortofusion prototype - the picture I've posted most since joining Talkbass
  18. braun-jovi

    braun-jovi Guest

    Mar 25, 2004
    Evansville, IN
    What flats do you use on your Mustang? I ask because I've got medium scale Chromes on mine and they don't have the enough tension for my liking.

    I also have an old Gibson EB style bass with the pickup moved off the neck and closer to a P-Bass position (I don't know what model that is), a Danelectro Longhorn that I'd like to put some flats on, a Harmony H-22, and a Hofner Club bass with cavern pu spacing and the (I think) violinburst finish. The longhorn and especially the Hofner see the most playing time.
  19. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    I'll join up. I've got an Epi Alan Woody that smokes and an Alembic Stanley Clarke being built right now. I'd favor 32" and smaller for determining what short scale means. If you didn't include 32's, there'd be no place for them to go, plus there's more power in numbers if we let them in. Besides, I've got a 32" Robin Ranger that's like a cross between a P and an SR and easier to play than all get out. :ninja:
  20. DaveTomasi

    DaveTomasi Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 1999
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Do I qualify for membership? I'm working on better pix.


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