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Old 02-17-2013, 01:33 AM   #21
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My Ibanez has 24 frets and is probably a 34", and almost 2 inches on fret 1. But the 6 string I am probably gonna buy is a 34" scale with 20 frets. My guitar has 1 1/2 inch at fret 1, but is 1 inch by fret 5. So the big stringed basses are not meant for children. I am 5'9, and white, and not fat, so I am damn there in a childs body but I make due with my fingers. I spend at least 15 mins a day on my Planet Waves Finger work out tool(it works wonder, especially for pinkies).

I use to hate my bass's size, cause reaching 4 frets with fret 1 was impossible. But now after practice and working out my hands and stretching them, I can now hold my index on fret one on both E and A string and do hammer on's like E-1h4 A-1h4, without even lifting the index finger. When I first got this bass, I was lifting my whole hand up and jumping back in forth just to do the same thing.

My bass neck is almost a foot longer than my acoustic guitars neck. And they both are strung very tightly. Its not super hard to bend the bass strings, so I don't mind the high scale.
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