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  1. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDawg View Post
    If that's it, the headstock looks almost identical to an Ibanez Soundgear bass.


    St Vincent Bass!!!!-d1d1809baf2a9726c15939e3a19ffab2-jpghi.....I did it by myself, trying to copy an Ibanez iceman neck, which is my ideal neck..didnt notice the headstock is kind of sgr, took the idea of this pic.
    Last edited by nanoitalia; 06-13-2017 at 11:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xjbebop View Post
    I prefer that body style as a bass actually....
    yeah....looks awesome and its very comfortable as well...

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    My favorite aspect of the St. Vincent bass is Annie Clark's design asthetic. In a promo she did for guitar center she described the shape as "Gender Inclusive" and I couldnt agree more. It's a very approachable instrument and I appreciate the light weight (one of things I love about my Caprice too). If it's like the guitar it should have some cool coil selection options. :-)

    Link to the GC promo video: St. Vincent's Ernie Ball Music Man Signature Guitar with Guitar Center - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDawg View Post
    So educate me on the advantages of having a short scale bass?
    They are more punky sounding, more subject to enharmonic
    distortions, and some peeps dig that. You might just as well
    ask why 34" is more prevalent than 35" for long scale basses.

    For a long time, I tuned all my basses to DGCF, which is really
    the same as short scale except it offers two low notes on each
    string that are absent from the actual 30" basses. IOW, if you
    capo a 34" DGCF bass at the 2nd fret, it's an EADG 31" bass.
    All the "short scale notes" are in the same place as on a short
    scale EADG bass ... there just happens to be 2 extra notes on
    each string, up near the nut [without that hypothetical capo].

    Acoarst the tension feels a bit different, not better or worse
    but merely personal preference for some players.

    Another reason for a 30" scale is the ABG. Some happen to be
    34" scale but those suffer from excessively long reach to the
    cash zone, and also from neck dive due to the very light body
    and lack of a top horn. Even with a solid body, if the body is of
    the "Les Paul" shape, the shorter neck helps alleviate the dive
    and long reach resulting from the strap pin at the neck heel.
    The St Vincent shape is equally problematic.

    OK. Thaz "Short Scale 101". There'll be a quiz next Tuesday :-)
    Last edited by Golem; 07-14-2017 at 08:49 PM.
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    nice to know the body is problematic I didnt think it was....but you have played it, right Golem ahahahahahahahahahahha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Poppa View Post
    nice to know the body is problematic I didnt think it was....
    but you have played it, right Golem
    ahahahahahahahahahahha
    No need to be so defensive. Any explanation of where a 30"
    scale may offer some advantages must, by definition, touch
    on the situation of body shapes lacking a top horn .... which
    describes the St Vincent shape. If I discover another species
    of bird with tiny, barely vestigal wings, I will definitely class
    it as "Flightless" .... without ever tossing it up into the air to
    validate that classification.

    Have I personally experienced plenty of examples of all that
    I referenced in my post ? You bet your BP I have, and I was
    relating well founded observations. IOW, I'll stand by every
    word I wrote. I answered a brother's question .... answered
    it well and thoroughly !
    Last edited by Golem; 07-16-2017 at 09:47 PM.
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    SL4p FL [x2] - SL4HS FL - SL4HS FL [Moses neck]
    SR5HS alnico - SR5p FL ceramic [x2] - Bongo4Hp FL

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    On short scales I prefer the shorter horn and the bridge very close to the end of the body. I think the StV. is a great design for a bass, I'm really looking forward.

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    I'm looking forward to seeing this bass.

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