#1
I need to find a list of relatively affordable short scale basses (around 30") to give to my student to look at (he's between 8 and 9 has borrowed the school bands short scale and struggles too much with a 34" scale bass). All I've found as of now is the Greg Bennett Corsair. Could I ask the bass forum for help in this matter?

He won't regret having a short scale bass down the road either because he can play his fathers basses when he can handle the scale length.

Thanks in advanced!
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#2
I know Ibanez make a few short scales

and the Squier Bronco
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Last edited by BamaBlues at Nov 26, 2009,
#5
I've owned an Ibanez AGB200. Nice short scale bass, but not with a typical bass sound. It was a semi-hollow, so it gives a very distinct sound.
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#6
I'd say the Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro would be a good bet. 28.6" scale length, P/J pickups, and only $170
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#7
Quote by Tostitos
I'd say the Ibanez GSRM20 Mikro would be a good bet. 28.6" scale length, P/J pickups, and only $170


This is exactly what I would recommend.
#8
I believe Epiphone does have an SG style short scale bass. Flaws aside(neck dive, muddy pickups), it won't break your/your student's bank.
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#9
I know a company called Memphis makes short scale basses. I got one today for free from Kijiji, heres my NBD thread about it. lol. https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1236365
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#10
The best short scale bass I've played is a Cort Action Junior, Great tone from the single soapbar and a very fast neck, there's one sitting at my place right now, my sisters. She's 9 and she's as comfortable playing it as i am, and i'm 6'2'
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Orange Bass Terror 500
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#11
flea bass do short scale basses
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#12
Quote by Double Basser
The best short scale bass I've played is a Cort Action Junior, Great tone from the single soapbar and a very fast neck, there's one sitting at my place right now, my sisters. She's 9 and she's as comfortable playing it as i am, and i'm 6'2'


I shall be sending info on this and the Ibanez then!

Thank you all for sharing your collective knowledge.
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