#1
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So i just started playing bass around 2 months ago. i got a cheap bass from one of my friends to learn on. but i guess the neck is only 30 inches or somethin. but one of my other friends wants me to be in a band but il be using his which is most likey 34 inches.

so i was jsut wondering if it would be any harder to play? and if so how much harder?
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#2
It will be harder, but the difference shouldn't be significant. You may need some to redo some muscle memory with fret distances, and the tension will require marginally more strength, but you're probably good.
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#3
I ended with two basses in the past two weeks basically for free. I never played bass before and have been playing around with guitar for the past 8 months or so. One of them is a normal size bass and I've been playing with it for the past two weeks. Today, I finally got strings for the other one, which is a short scale bass so I finally got the play it. I have a fairly light gauge strings on it, 40-96's. The full scale one has 46-106's. Wow, what a difference. I was having a hard time with the full scale one. A lot farther to stretch on frets, harder to press. On the short scale one, I can play it more like a guitar. They are a bit different to get used to. Theorywise and style wise, it will be the same. But there will be some adjustment.
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#4
yea its just something to get used to, id stop playing the smaller one and use the longer one

honestly you wont even notice after a week
#5
There will be some adjustment, but if you just take your time and think about what you're doing, you'll be fine.

Incidentally, most basses, including all of the mid-to-upper quality basses, are 34" or 35". The 30" is more like a guitar, but I don't really think that's a good thing...
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#6
I suppose if you spent a really significant time playing on only a short scale (30"), then playing a long scale (34" or 35") might feel a bit awkward, but its not really that hard to adjust at all. Should only take you a practice session or two, if that to get used to
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#7
it's not as hard as people think.
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#8
The only reason to own a short scale is based on tone. Period.

Even with smaller hands, you can manage to play a full scale bass with out an issue.