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Where are all the 35" scale 4-string basses?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ellery, Jul 16, 2016.


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  1. Ellery

    Ellery

    Mar 25, 2015
    I love the feel of a long scale bass. My 5 string is 35" and plays fantastic. I would like to get another 4 string, but every one I've looked at is always 34" or less. Who makes a 4 string with the scale length of a 5 string? Is there a reason 4 strings are shorter, is it functional or just tradition?
     
  2. seang15

    seang15

    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
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  3. RickyT

    RickyT

    May 29, 2015
    Dee Why
    Dingwall?
     
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  4. mmbongo

    mmbongo Dilly Dilly! Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Carolinas
    Spector makes a Euro 4 35", I forget the exact model number.
     
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  5. zortation

    zortation

    Dec 26, 2011
    Toronto, ON
    It's demand.
     
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  6. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    I've been trying to research 35" 4 strings over the past couple of days. I was aware of some Spectors (Euro) being 35", but what else?

    I happen to have identical Schector Custom-4 and Custom-5...the 4 is 34" and the 5 is 35". I know part of the 5 string preference is to raise B string tension. I prefer a higher tension so have been looking to get a 35" 4 string bass. Spector is on my list, but not a cheap way to get a test bass for a while. Fret for fret, the 1" scale difference is not a big deal to me in terms of left hand position.

    Thanks for creating the thread, I was going to create one just like after doing a little more homework. Ideally I'd find a used bass in the $300-500 USD range to get, then decide on the Spector.
     
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  7. bunkaroo

    bunkaroo Supporting Member

    Apr 25, 2003
    Endorsing Artist: Spector Basses
    They used to call it something like the Euro 435 but now it's just an upgrade option for the Euro 4LX.

    They'll make a US NS-2 in 35" as well. I have one.
     
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  8. It was the 435LX but they could have changed the designation. I don't keep up with the 35" scale Spector basses all that much.
     
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  9. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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  10. Peavey made 35" 4 strings. USA made G basses,Millenniums and Cirrus & some Grinds are all 35"
     
  11. bassman10096

    bassman10096 Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2004
    MKE
    Modulus Q4s are 35".
     
  12. Holy crap I thought you were joking! Well, thanks for adding to my gas . . . . . .
     
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  13. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Alembic

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  14. RyanOh

    RyanOh Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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  15. Ellery

    Ellery

    Mar 25, 2015
    Hey who knows, maybe I'd get my hands on one and not like it! ;)
     
  16. Ellery

    Ellery

    Mar 25, 2015
    My 5 string is a Shecter Stiletto Studio 5, with every string downtuned a m3 and the tension is great. Previously I was using a Schecter XXX-4, which did pretty good at that tuning, but the 5 is noticeably better. My thought was combining the neck feel of the 4 and the scale length of the 5 could be, well, pretty dope.
     
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  17. Ellery

    Ellery

    Mar 25, 2015
    Spector was already on my GAS list, so that is very interesting. The stellar performance of my neck through Schecter Studio 5 is probably the only thing stopping me from spending thousands of dollars on an instrument I want but don't really need. :whistle::greedy::rolleyes:
     
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  18. ChefKen

    ChefKen Supporting Member

    Aug 30, 2014
    NW CT
    My Andreas is 36" Scale..... FullSizeRender (70).shark3.
     
  19. Peavey Cirrus. Ken Smith Sound on a budget
     
  20. Ellery

    Ellery

    Mar 25, 2015
    Nice!
     

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