#1
Is there any way to determine the scale length of a bass just by looking at it? For like an auction-type situation, I mean. I'm looking for a new 4-string, and I think the perfect bass would be a 32" scale...my first bass was a 30", and my current is either 34" or 35"...maybe even 36," dunno, it's an Ibanez SR505. The 30" was great, easy to move around on...but it might be a bit too small for my tastes...34" is fine, but I think 32" would be best....

However, I'm most likely going to get my bass from an online auction or something, so I can potentially get it for a good price...so I was curious if it was possible at all. Maybe from how the frets look or something?
#4
34" scales are the most common. 30" scales are second most common. 35" inch scales are lesser than 30", 32" less than 35", and 36" is damn near impossible.

Off hand, I can't think of any 32" scale instruments besides Alembic.
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