I considered a short scale bass when I was shopping, because I’m short and have small fingers, but once I started playing, I also discovered I have a hard time playing too close to my body, so it’s kind of a mixed bag.
I think most people go through a “my hands are too small! I need a shortie!” phase when in reality it’s a myth. Most people that stick with it do fine on a long scale.
i play both. curious to see which one will become the number one. my full scale bongo is a much better bass, but I have a feeling I will wind up grabbing the ss stingray, it’s just much easier to play for me.
very les pauly
I own a Squier modified short scale bass. It’s a PJ bass configuration. I find that the J pickup is rather weak. But, with both pickups I enjoy the tone. Right now, I’m looking into the Squier Mustang bass. The Gretsch G2220 Short scale is also a nice bass worth looking into.
@shulmeal54 I replaced the PJ pickups in my Ibanez short scale with a set of Dimarzio DP126 pickups and I really like them.
I have a Gretsch Electromatic Junior Jet short scale and have found it to be a well-made, solid, great little sounding bass for a great price. I had the control box lined with copper tape to reduce system static noise and that improved the sound that much more. I absolutely recommend looking into it.
Thank you! Glad to be a part of the various forums!
I’ll be building a 25" scale 4-string cigar box bass sometime in the next few months. I’ll keep ya posted.
As a newbie with shoulder problems I purchased a Gretsch which has been me with through B2B - https://www.gretschguitars.com/gear/collection/electromatic/g2220-junior-jet-bass-ii/2514730580
My one an only bass … do they get lonely? Do I need another one to keep it company?
This is arriving next week (hopefully) and I will find out if it was the bass that was the issues…or me
Just got my Ibanez GSRM20 yesterday. It’s a really fun little bass. Need to adjust the pickup height, and maybe replace the plastic knobs with metal. Other than that, she’s a beauty! And I got her for $50 off the already affordable price at my local shop!
I cal her my “Little Red Riding Bass”.
Ooh, I love the color!
She is definitely pretty!
I really want to see that, be sure to post back.