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August 1, 2012 10:40 AM Subscribe
What's a good bass for a person who plays a short-scale guitar?
posted by Admiral Haddock to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My fingers are a bit short, and I'm most comfortable playing guitar on a short-scale neck (mine's a Fender Mustang).
I'm thinking about picking up an electic bass at some point. Is there a particular make I should consider, given my preference for a short-scale guitar neck? Does neck scale matter with a bass as much as it does with a regular guitar? And what would be a reasonable gauge string for a small-fingered player?
It will not be my main instrument, so I'm looking for something that will be easy to pick up and play periodically, not daily.