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  • beaubrummels
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    Re: What Short Scale Basses Can You Recommend?

    I use a Gretsch G2210 Jet Bass to compose bass lines with. It's around $200. Solid chunk of wood, actually heavier than you would expect. It sounds good, does P-Bass/Jazz kind of tones, plays in tune, intonation good. It's only drawback is it has some flappy, distorted snap to it if you pluck the strings too hard. I usually have to keep the tone dialed down to a really warm setting like 3-5 and watch my technique.

    I tried a Squire Bronco Bass, Epiphone EB-0, Ibanez Mikro when I was shopping. Squire wouldn't play in tune and sounded weak/weird. Epiphone was very comfortable, played like a small guitar, but the sound was absolutely vintage dead. One-trick pony. The Ibanez I tried had electrical problems and what worked didn't sound great. The tone controls weren't musical. Like listening to your bass from another room.

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  • zenmindbeginner
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    Used Musicmaster on eBay.

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  • ehdwuld
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    does it have to be a short scale?

    if you want something that is comfortable to play

    Ibanez SR250 or SR300 will get you there
    for round three bills new

    much less used

    cmon whats another 4 inches any ways
    it only hurts to begin with

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    Re: What Short Scale Basses Can You Recommend?

    The Squier VM Jaguar Bass neck is regular 34" scale, Jazz Bass dimensions. PJ and H pickup versions exist.

    The Fender 30" scale bass guitars are the Mustang and Musicmaster.

    Epiphone offers EB-3, Explorer and Vee style basses, all with a medium scale length.

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  • astrozombie
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    What Short Scale Basses Can You Recommend?

    -preferrably under $300... but not that low quality.

    -I know about the Jaguars squier puts out.

    -short scale (30" scale)

    what can you recommend? What do you know about?
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