What's your favorite short scale bass to play?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Rignart, Jun 5, 2020.

  1. Rignart


    Jun 1, 2020
    So, what is your favorite? Just wanted to know.
  2. jallenbass

    jallenbass Commercial User

    May 17, 2005
    Bend, Oregon
    Squier Bronco. The neck feels perfect to me.
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  3. Rignart


    Jun 1, 2020
    Mine would have to be my Squier Vintage Modified Jaguar Bass Special SS Short-Scale Bass
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  4. 350125g0


    Mar 4, 2020
    The MIJ Fender Mustang... I miss mine!
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  5. Modded '69 Gibson EB-0 seen in my avatar. Perfect neck for my aging hands.
  6. msb


    Jul 3, 2002
    Halifax,N,S. Canada
    Dano Longhorn was it , but now I'm favouring my Gibson DC Jr . Gorgeous little bass .
  7. Gibson SG bass. I'd probably prefer a '69 EB-3 if I had one.
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  8. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    My DIY mashup of a Bronco body, cheap aftermarket Strat dual coil humbucker, Musicmaster bridge, Mustang controlplate, Jag SS neck and Gotoh BG350 tuners. My "Jagoncomastang"

    Or my Hofner Ignition Club I converted to VVT.

    It's a tossup and depends on how I feel that day.

    But my favorite sounding is still my Mustang LE PJ but the two above are considerably lighter and therefore much easier for me to play.
  9. My reworked '78 Musicmaster is always my go to.

    The other two I have are a '97 Squier Musicmaster and Bronco, both have advantages over the other.
  10. Volker Kirstein

    Volker Kirstein Blippy the Wonder Slug

    My Bronco!
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    Tied with Jenny, my Harley Benton Shorty! Both growl and bark, and are super fun to play!
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  11. 4andnomore


    Nov 14, 2008
    Gibson Les Paul DC.
  12. Londo Molari

    Londo Molari

    Jan 1, 2014
    2 blocks east of Mars
    Decendant from the Clovis culture. "Emitting that wonderful bass effect since 1970".
    Jerry Jones Longhorn 4.
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  13. cnltb


    May 28, 2005
    That short marleaux consat is fun.
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  14. dalkowski

    dalkowski It's "rout," not "route." Supporting Member

    May 20, 2009
    Massachusetts USofA
    Of my two shorties, my Squier Musicmaster Vista is the leader in the clubhouse. (With hope it'll soon be my only shorty.)
  15. MotorCityMinion


    Jun 15, 2017
    I don't play or own one but IF I had the itch, it might be a Hofner, perhaps with tapes on it.
  16. lowendrachel

    lowendrachel Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2012
    GTA, Ontario
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  17. Ric5

    Ric5 Inactive

    Jan 29, 2008
    I like 5, 8, 10, and 12 string basses
    What's your favorite short scale bass to play?

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  18. theschnitt

    theschnitt Supporting Member

    Jan 27, 2005
    Tucson, AZ
    My Birdsong Hy5 fits me like a glove. Balance, comfort, neck profile, easy to get a low setup, RH placement: perfection!

    Bonus: sounds like the voice of God.
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  19. mongo2


    Feb 17, 2008
    Da Shaw
    Sounds like this?

  20. Thegrandwazoo

    Thegrandwazoo Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    West Virginia
    For now, the Japanese Fender Mustang, but I have every confidence that will change on the day that I play a US Music Man short-scale Stingray (or the short- or medium-scale St. Vincent bass if they ever make it).

    I'm also pretty interested in trying out a Guild JS II Jetstar bass, but I've yet to play one.
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2020
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