#1
3/4 length basses? I'm looking around for one, every one I've seen is around £99, and I can't imagine that they have the best sound, unless anyone thats actually heard one/played one can tell me otherwise or point me in the direction of a better one?

Any help would be greatly appreciated
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Check out the Fender Mustang.
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Check out the Fender Mustang.

I think that's just short scale, but I'm not 100%. I'm after an actual 3/4 scale bass (body and everything)

If they're the same thing then please somebody correct me.
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Why would you want a 3/4 scale bass? Full size basses are not beyond the relms of tiny people, like anarkee.
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The Mustang is pretty darn small...Grestch makes something too, but I can't remember the name...
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Probably about £200 ($400) but I can't actually find any that are over £100.

I'll definitely try out a Mustang, but I'm pretty sure the body will still be too big.

Edit: The best I've found so far is the Encore 3/4 Bass (third one down)
http://www.cerddystwyth.co.uk/newtest/acatalog/Three_Quarter_Size_Bass_Guitars.html
*shudder*
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#8
Look, when people say 3/4, they mean 30" scale. Always. What you're describing is a mini-bass.

Fender makes one called the P-Bass Junior. I believe Fernandes makes one with a built in amplifier.

There is no reason to own one that's worth more than 99 quid.
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#9
Epi made one a while back called the AccuBass Jr. They show up incredibly cheap on Ebay all of the time.
#10
Thanks a lot for the help, I've looked up the Fender P-Bass Jr. and there is currently one for sale, but doesn't ship outside of the US.

I've had a look for the AccuBass Jr, I can find reviews but none for sale, i'll keep checking on eBay though.

If anyone else has any input please still do tell me, I'm open to suggestions.
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#11
hmm... aren't Fender VI's 30" scale?
That's a lot above 99 bucks. Never played one however.
Got a couple thousand lying around?
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The Fender Mustang is a great little bass, my main axe in fact, the white with tortoise shell pickguard one just looks amazing, and the body is really light and not big at all, but they are getting quite rare in the UK, Ive only seen one, and I bought it.

Put up a review of it on here, its pretty fair I think, check it out if you want more info
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From what I understand, the threadstarter wants a mini-bass, not a 3/4 bass.

Why is this?
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From what I understand, the threadstarter wants a mini-bass, not a 3/4 bass.

Why is this?

It's for when I go on tour, in my band, no member has any specific role, well we do, but we swap around a lot. We're always swapping, lots of synths, samples and odd percussion, but the guitarist can't play a full scale or short scale bass, I'd like to use it for that, along for my own personal use, and for my nephew to play also.

Thanks a lot for the help so far, I'm still looking on eBay.
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I have seen 12 year olds handle a full size bass fine. Short scale doesn't have any real advantages that can't bo solves with practise.

Tell your guitarist you man up and sit down with him for a few hours and help him get to grips with a bass.
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You could always get a warwick custom bass made to 30" scale for an extra £159 on the price of the bass

I don't understand that, you pay more, for less of a bass?

Warwick are stupid.

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I don't understand that, you pay more, for less of a bass?

Warwick are stupid.



Actually, it is more work for them. They need to custom make the neck, rather than using existing templates.
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You could always get a warwick custom bass made to 30" scale for an extra £159 on the price of the bass


That will definately solve the not being able to find one for more than £99 problem
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Edit: The best I've found so far is the Encore 3/4 Bass (third one down)
http://www.cerddystwyth.co.uk/newtest/acatalog/Three_Quarter_Size_Bass_Guitars.html
*shudder*


I'd totally get that tanglewood in your link. tanglewoods are alright, aren't they?

My brother had an encore starter guitar and it was pretty gash, compared to like a squier or something, But i think the newer ones are better.
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I have seen 12 year olds handle a full size bass fine.

Yeah, like Anarkee.

I have trouble believing that people actually can't physically play a full or short scale instrument. I think it's more stubbornness. When you scale down like that, you lose a good bit of tone.

I can't believe that someone can't play an instrument with 4.5" longer scale length than a Strat.
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Yeah, like Anarkee.

I have trouble believing that people actually can't physically play a full or short scale instrument. I think it's more stubbornness. When you scale down like that, you lose a good bit of tone.

I can't believe that someone can't play an instrument with 4.5" longer scale length than a Strat.


Yeah me neither.

Seriously suck it up.
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Originally Posted by thefitz
I have trouble believing that people actually can't physically play a full or short scale instrument. I think it's more stubbornness. When you scale down like that, you lose a good bit of tone.

I can't believe that someone can't play an instrument with 4.5" longer scale length than a Strat.


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I have seen 12 year olds handle a full size bass fine.


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Yeah, like Anarkee..


Thanks, tall man.

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Basses DO lose a bit when you knock the scale down... but if I were to get a piccolo bass, 30-32" would be my choice anyday.


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