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#1
So, there's threads like this for every other sort of guitar, might as well give the shorties some lovin'. So, who's a fan of, or owner of a short scale guitar? For sake of simplicity a short scale is anything 24" scale or shorter, or Fenders with a 24.75" scale (like Fender Cyclones).

Personally, I own an Ibanez ORM-1 and a Squier Jagmaster.
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#2
Short scales are for wimps/pussies. Take your pick.

But I do own a 24" LP Jr style guitar. I quit like the scale for punk based music [ie power chords + octaves], but it's not really good for anything else. 25" is better for almost everything, especially the extra tension for really nice slinky blues.
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#3
What about jazz? The shorter scale opens up chord voicings that would be impossible or painfully uncomfortable with a longer scale. Not to mention, 25.5 always sounds too twangy and bright.

Is the LP Jr a 24.75, or a 24? 24.75 isn't short scale.
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#5
I've wanted to try an ORM-1 for a while, but still haven't found a store that has one or even a Jet King. I love the Jaguars, though.
#6
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I've wanted to try an ORM-1 for a while, but still haven't found a store that has one or even a Jet King. I love the Jaguars, though.


I love my ORM. The neck on it is soo slim, but comfy. I was lucky, I grabbed mine for $320CAD, and now the store wants $560CAD for it.
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#7
Quote by STABxYOU
What about jazz? The shorter scale opens up chord voicings that would be impossible or painfully uncomfortable with a longer scale. Not to mention, 25.5 always sounds too twangy and bright.

Is the LP Jr a 24.75, or a 24? 24.75 isn't short scale.


You have excuse my stupidity.
Because 25" has no .X, I always end up getting the 24.75" confused as 24".


Although, I can understand it with Jazz, which is one of the only applications I can see where any short scale is useful.
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'72 Tele Appreciation Group
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#9
Quote by Simsimius
You have excuse my stupidity.
Because 25" has no .X, I always end up getting the 24.75" confused as 24".


Well, unless you're playing a PRS, odds are it's a 25.5", not a 25".
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#11
The Jag looks pretty hot next to the Valve Standard.

I've got a Harmony short scale with Filtertron-type pickups. Not an expensive guitar by any means, but the short scale and cheap pickups make it perfect for sludgy grunge. That guitar plays Soundgarden like nobody's business.
#13
Quote by STABxYOU
Well, unless you're playing a PRS, odds are it's a 25.5", not a 25".

Or Carvin, or some BC Riches. When I start building guitars, 25" will be my standard scale for stuff because of the extra give to the strings and extra warmth.
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#14
Quote by Shinozoku
Or Carvin, or some BC Riches. When I start building guitars, 25" will be my standard scale for stuff because of the extra give to the strings and extra warmth.


Personally, 24.5" seems almost perfect. 25" I can deal with.
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#15
Quote by STABxYOU
Well, unless you're playing a PRS, odds are it's a 25.5", not a 25".




See how I get them all confused .
Again, sorry!
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#17
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...where's the love for my 27 inches?


Meh, maybe someone will make a baritone guitars unite thread? This is all about shorties.
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#19
None of these look short scale to me... Maybe it's just because I think of it a the Squier mini-strats.
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#20
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Meh, maybe someone will make a baritone guitars unite thread? This is all about shorties.

They have that 7 string and ERG (Extended Range Guitars) For people with 7 stringers, 8 stringers, and baritones.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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#21
Ohh, here I was thinking that was only for more strings, not more strings or longer scale.
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#22
I love my Jag, so so much
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#23
Awesome. I used to be gassing for one big time. The ORM cured it though.
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#24
Quote by Shinozoku
They have that 7 string and ERG (Extended Range Guitars) For people with 7 stringers, 8 stringers, and baritones.

He's no stranger to the legion...

Got a question though: do you feel the need to use thicker strings with short scale guitars or are you fine with the standard 9/10 gauges?
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#25
I used to use 12-54s, but now 11-52, the same as my G-400, in drop Db.

I'm not sure if that's 'heavy' or not. I've been using the same basic setup for about 7 years.
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#26
I'm looking to buy a short scale bass guitar. I'm a petite player =]
What kind of bass would you guys recommend?
I'll pay anything under $250 at the most
#27
Quote by STABxYOU
For sake of simplicity a short scale is anything 24" scale or shorter, or Fenders with a 24.75" scale (like Fender Cyclones).


Quote by STABxYOU

Is the LP Jr a 24.75, or a 24? 24.75 isn't short scale.


orly?
seems like you are a litte confused about short scale criterion.
#28
Quote by xtheclincherx
orly?
seems like you are a litte confused about short scale criterion.

Most Fenders are 25.5 though, so 24.75 is short scale compared to your usual Strat/Tele.
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#29
I have a fender cyclone but i wouldn't consider it short-scale.

i want a shortscale guitar however... probably just gonna get a squier CV duo-sonic.
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#30
Quote by xtheclincherx
orly?
seems like you are a litte confused about short scale criterion.


24.75" scale Fenders and Squiers are still 'short scale' guitars. Other 24.75" scale guitars aren't.

Yell at http://www.shortscale.org/ if you feel it's inconsistent.
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#32
this thread needs revivalz
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#33
WTF? 24.75 is short scale? I guess Gibson has made nothing but short scale guitars then.....
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#34
old fender duo-sonic are 22.75 as are the 93 mij strat jr. tuning a 22.75 guitar to G is exactly like putting a capo at the 3rd fret of any 25.5 guitar. there fore, its a win. your open e chord becomes a g chord. E is like a F chord at the 9th now. all your soloing is the same except you can now hit 24 fret high E at the 21 of your junior. all while using the same 10 guage strings with normal string tension. your friends will laugh till you hit the high e in a blistering shred. then the jealousy sets in.
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#35
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WTF? 24.75 is short scale? I guess Gibson has made nothing but short scale guitars then.....


Quote by STABxYOU
24.75" scale Fenders and Squiers are still 'short scale' guitars. Other 24.75" scale guitars aren't.

Yell at http://www.shortscale.org/ if you feel it's inconsistent.


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#37
So 24.75" is short scale then? Since I own a Schecter C-1+, I guess I might as well join in?

EDIT: Nevermind
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#38
Quote by Led Dirigible
Pretty sure my Duo-Sonic is short-scale. I love it <3


Post pr0nz?
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#39
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#40
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This also require moar pr0nz.
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