Student seeking some short scale sport...

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Student seeking some short scale sport...

Post by sonicfantom » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:03 pm

See what I did there...? Okay, so "sport" isn't quite the word, but it starts with "s".

Anyway, somebody I know is keen to start learning bass, but she finds a normal long-scale a bit of a stretch. We're going for a lend-lease plan - I'm putting in half the money, and I have the option to either:

1) Sell it to her, and recieve my half back
2) Buy the bass off her, and only pay half of the other half (which means I only pay 75%).

I can only think of the Fender Mustang Bass at the moment, which I'm keen to get for a 25% discount ( :twisted: ), but are there any other short scale basses out there?
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Re: Student seeking some short scale sport...

Post by model.citizen » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:14 pm

fender musicmaster, fender bronco, some of the danelectros, some old jansens ($$), ampeg dan armstrong, eastwood/mosrite/univox hi-flyer/ventures style, epiphone/gibson eb0/eb1/eb3.
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Re: Student seeking some short scale sport...

Post by beagle » Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:36 pm

sonicfantom wrote:Anyway, somebody I know is keen to start learning bass, but she finds a normal long-scale a bit of a stretch. We're going for a lend-lease plan - I'm putting in half the money, and I have the option to either:
1) Sell it to her, and recieve my half back
2) Buy the bass off her, and only pay half of the other half (which means I only pay 75%).
You must have the hots for her.... is she cute? :lol:
Has she actually tried a short scale?
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Re: Student seeking some short scale sport...

Post by ryla » Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:31 pm

The flea bass junior is short scale - 30" looks cool sounds great and cheap. Havent personally played one but would like the opportunity - check it out.

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Re: Student seeking some short scale sport...

Post by bass_town » Mon Jan 03, 2011 10:07 am

The Epiphone EB0 is a fairly easy to find short scale bass. Very easy to play, and with the big, fat pickup, they throw out a big, full sound too.
Cool looking bass, got that SG body style so it's gonna look cool.
The only thing I really don't like about the EB0 is that they tend to be a neck-heavy beast.
But yeah, great looking, fun to play good sound. A pretty solid starter bass.

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Re: Student seeking some short scale sport...

Post by sonicfantom » Mon Jan 03, 2011 4:42 pm

Nice way to bring back an old thread.

We imported a nice Mustang Bass from Ishibashi a while ago, so no more short scale sorrows.

I want the Mustang. :?
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