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travel / short scale bass suggestions

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 1dreday, Jul 13, 2013.

  1. 1dreday


    Nov 22, 2009
    i'm looking to get a short scale bass for camping , plane trips, ect. smaller the better, it would be great if it had onboard amp, or acoustic would be fine.
  2. Malak the Mad

    Malak the Mad Over the River and through the Looking Glass Supporting Member

  3. Kala u-bass. 20" scale and they sound fantastic. Not real loud acoustically though, but there are small battery powered amps that work pretty well. There is a new acoustic bass coming soon or is already available called the shortbass. A bit larger than the u-bass but said to be pretty loud acoustically. There is a thread here on Talkbass about it.
  4. MakoMan


    Oct 17, 2011
    I use a Jay Turser Mini P-bass. Light as a feather and fits in a regular guitar gig bag with room to spare. 30" scale so it feels exactly like playing one of my other shorties.
    It sounds great and it's cheap so if it gets lost or broken it can be easily replaced.
  5. Hofner also makes a 30" Shorty bass as well.
  6. wooheehaa


    Jul 14, 2013
    32" scale with onboard amp and better compact length than a 30"