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Short Scale Bass Guitars

A short scale bass guitar somewhat bridges the gap between a conventional guitar scale length and that of a full bass. Easier to play and deeper in tone, these instruments are more popular than ever before!

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Short Scale Bass Guitars

With their modest lengths, short scale bass guitars offer players a more manageable feel as their frets are closer together. Making stretches easier for the left hand, these basses are particularly apt for beginners, but even professionals use them to their musical advantage. With less tension on the strings, the shorter scale gives these basses a looser feel and, in turn; a warmer sound too.

Paul McCartney (The Beatles), Mike Kerr (Royal Blood) and Justin Meldal-Johnson (session legend) are all keen advocates of short scale basses. If you want to find out more about them, check out our Ultimate Guide to Short Scale Basses!