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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Cliff Bordwell, May 8, 2005.
Vote now and win a free "Air bass 2000"
Explain your choice, is mainly for comfort or tone or....???
My Dingwall Z1 starts at 37". Thats actually my favorite
The best basses I've heared and played have all be 34"
Now where's my air bass!
do you play 34" 5 strings???
I knew I would miss one.
If a moderator could ad that one in there it would be great.
For 5+ strings I prefer 36". The feel of the B-string is much better than on a standerd 34" but IMO the E-string also benefits from the extra scale length.
34" for me
You left out 34.5", the scale length of F Basses, for example.
I voted for 34" - it's just more comfortable.
35" Nice feeling, Nice tone.
34" for me. It's comfy
My lakland's low B sound perfect with the 35 inches. =)
34" for me. I'm not the tallest guy here, so it's a comfort thing. Plus, if your bass is set up properly, there is not real discernable difference in the feeling and tone of the B string.
30.75", 32" second, then 34".
Give me a 35" 4 string bass anyday! Great sustain and punch and just comfortable for me!
I put 34" , but 34 or 35, i dont notice much difference
I have small hands and feel 33" is a good compromise between comfort and string tension (four string).
I like when builders offer it as an option!
My next project will be a 33" for myself.
I have a four string 34 fretted that is much easier than my 5 fretless 35. ITs a little bit of a struggle in the 1st position range on the 35...i think my next might be a 33 or 32
33 inch on a 4, mine is very comfortable and does not lose much if any at all of the tension that 34 inch scale would have but 35 inch on a 5 .... I think the B needs the extra scale length.
4 - 5 - 6 string.... I prefer 34" scale (though 32" is fun sometimes).
I've never had an issue with flabby, unfocused "B" strings or twangy, thin sounding "G" or "C" strings... and my "muscle memory" knows that scale best.