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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDawg View Post
    So educate me on the advantages of having a short scale bass?
    I think it's more of a 'different flavour' of bass, in terms of feel and tone. It will probably reduce the weight, make it very 'quick' to play, and provide a different tone...although subtle.

    My partner has an SG bass (sorry to mention) and she would love the St Vincent as a bass I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDawg View Post
    So educate me on the advantages of having a short scale bass?
    Theyre easier for kids and people with small hands. That was fenders sales pitch when they bought out the mustang bass.
    Cant wait to see this though, hopefully itll be a medium scale, small scale basses are known for having a poor E string.

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    "Advantages" is perhaps a loaded term, but there are, generally, some differences.

    Start by thinking about the differences between a 34" scale bass and a 35" scale bass. Now go the other direction. Do that twice for a medium scale (~32") bass, and 4 for a short (usuall 30-30.5", but there are a few even shorter).

    So: shorter reach (which for some people means cramped fingerboard), less string tension at a given pitch, typically fatter, flabbier, woofier sound (though electronics are gonna muddy those waters...or UNmuddy them, I suppose...)

    Overall, despite sitting right in the middle, I find my 32" scale bass to FEEL closer to a 34" than a 30". Can't explain it, but it just doesn't feel like a huge difference, whereas going to a Short Scale is always more noticeable. That said, flats on a 30" is one the the half a dozen sounds that I consider to be Top Tier go-to bass noises. Whatever it is that people mean when they talk about "piano tone," flats on a short scale is the polar opposite.

    Quote Originally Posted by JayDawg View Post
    So educate me on the advantages of having a short scale bass?

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    Interesting comments, St_G. I don't have the chops on bass to lose anything with a 30" scale - not going to play anything on bass today that's deserving of a "feature" spot in a mix, anyway, but I don't doubt that it would limit what a skilled player could get out of the instrument.
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    Oh, 30" basses are just fine for being featured up front and loud. Just ask Jack Bruce. They're really not inherently limited/limiting, despite the "y'know, for kids!" sales approach that many of them have adopted. They're just good at different stuff.

    32s are a good middle-ground and, depending on how the pickups (and preamp?) are voiced, this St. V bass could be super, SUPER cool.

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    When do the photos hit?

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    I really love the idea. This or even an Armada bass would be another EBMM I could be in for....
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    Sweet lord almighty. I am going to need one of these. I hope pics/news/information comes soon!

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    how about a handcrafted custom one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanoitalia View Post
    how about a handcrafted custom one?
    Hey that's cool, did you make that yourself? If not where did you find it?
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    If that's it, the headstock looks almost identical to an Ibanez Soundgear bass.
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    Jay, I am guessing he used an Ibby neck on a custom made body. Either way looks cool. I sat down and played a STV a GC a few weeks ago and was blown away by how comfortable it was to play. Can't wait for an official bass version. JOSH

    ... and Casey, how about a picture of...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmbassplayer View Post
    Jay, I am guessing he used an Ibby neck on a custom made body. Either way looks cool. I sat down and played a STV a GC a few weeks ago and was blown away by how comfortable it was to play. Can't wait for an official bass version. JOSH

    ... and Casey, how about a picture of...
    St. Vincent "Prince Vince" trans purple gold hardware stealth pg roasted bound neck
    Just waiting for the right time to show it off
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    I prefer that body style as a bass actually....
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaseyBall View Post
    Hey that's cool, did you make that yourself? If not where did you find it?
    Thanks!.....I did it by myself...., took all the measures and some specs on the Ernie ball web.....took me 2 1/2 months every Saturday afternoon...its 3.5 centimeters thick.... because 3 years ago I broke my left collarbone on an accident, it did not heal well, so since then, I have been struggling to hold a heavy weight bass for more than an hour ... So when I saw the weight of the st. Vincent guitar, I decided to try same idea on a bass....and of course, inspired on the original one....and the total weight its 3,2 kg...

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