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timmo

Left handed short scale

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I was advised to try a short scale bass, as i have finger issues that don`t allow me to stretch my fingers as far as a i would like. Obviously it is hard enough finding a local shop with a standard left hand, without needing specific requirements. Would anyone know of a cheap , half decent one that isn`t one of those violin shaped ones please? They don`t seem to come up very often second hand

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How cheap is cheap? Thomann have a couple of Harley Benton B stock shortys, £40-50 and a rather nice Warwick Rockbass Corvette for £408 which looks nice.

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Thanks for the replies. I saw the Harley Benton ones, but thought they may be very cheap for a reason. I was looking at £200 maximum, and thought this one might fit the bill

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/bass/ibanez-gsrm20l-mikro-left-handed-4-string-short-scale-bass-guitar

If the Harley Benton would be ok, I may get that instead, and if i liked short scale, get something a lot better. Given me something to think about.

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Yeah, Harley Benton are supposed to be surprisingly good for the money but I think I'd go with that Ibanez for sure!

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I was just about to start this very thread myself! Im after a short scale leftie - theres four bassists in our band and I want a short scale with ultra thin strings for a more toppy end.
Do Fender do a left handed jaguar does anyone know? I cant seem to find one.
I notice Timmo that your link doesn't post to the UK, any UK stockists that you lot know of?

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[quote name='stoko' timestamp='1411758992' post='2562629']

I notice Timmo that your link doesn't post to the UK, any UK stockists that you lot know of?
[/quote] That is the problem, i saw the price in sterling, and just assumed that they were available here. I haven`t found any available in the UK. As far as i am aware, there is no left handed Jaguars made.
There seems a very limited choice of left handed short scales .

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[quote name='stoko' timestamp='1411758992' post='2562629']
I was just about to start this very thread myself! Im after a short scale leftie - theres four bassists in our band and I want a short scale with ultra thin strings for a more toppy end.
Do Fender do a left handed jaguar does anyone know? I cant seem to find one.
I notice Timmo that your link doesn't post to the UK, any UK stockists that you lot know of?
[/quote]

4 bassists? Envy.Problem with your plan is that short scales tend to have less treble.

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Check out Eastwood Guitars. [url="http://www.eastwoodguitars.com/"]http://www.eastwoodguitars.com/[/url]

They have a number of LH short-scale basses.

I don't know anything about their quality but if you dig the vintage looks, they sure look nice. Edited by ProfFrink

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[quote name='stoko' timestamp='1411758992' post='2562629']
I was just about to start this very thread myself! Im after a short scale leftie - theres four bassists in our band and I want a short scale with ultra thin strings for a more toppy end.
Do Fender do a left handed jaguar does anyone know? I cant seem to find one.
I notice Timmo that your link doesn't post to the UK, any UK stockists that you lot know of?
[/quote]

Hang on, 4 basses ? Is that Evil Blizzard?

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Funnily enough I've just put a Danelectro Longhorn on Ebay. It needs some attention (marks where the pots used to be, and there's a lot of fret rattle - just needs a proper setup).

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[quote name='Spike Vincent' timestamp='1443472748' post='2875112']
Hang on, 4 basses ? Is that Evil Blizzard?
[/quote]

Yep, it is - hadn't spotted Filthy Dirty on here before!

As for short-scale basses, there's a new kid on the (short-scale) block - lefties will be available to order apparently...

[url="http://www.shortscalebass.co.uk/"]http://www.shortscalebass.co.uk/[/url]

Not me / no affiliation etc.

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[quote name='Spike Vincent' timestamp='1443472868' post='2875115']
What did you get in the end, Timmo? My recent health issues have led me to think I might be better off with a smaller bass.
[/quote]I never bothered in the end. I really wanted one of those Ibanez Mikro`s, but can`t find one. I have perservered with standard scale, but will get a mikro if i ever find one

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If the price is right I fancy getting one of these beauties. Actually I just realised that the short scale version of this bass only comes right-handed. Pity.

http://www.ibanez.com/products/u_eb_detail.php?&year=2016&cat_id=2&series_id=58&data_id=165&color=CL01 Edited by sblueplanet

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Picked up this today. Small-bodied, short-scale Ibanez Mikro. Here it is next to a Fender Jazz. Have had a quick play on it and the bottom end is good. Don't know what strings it has come with. Maybe someone will know what Ibanez ship their basses out with.

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[quote name='Spike Vincent' timestamp='1443472748' post='2875112']
Hang on, 4 basses ? Is that Evil Blizzard?
[/quote]
Ha, yup. Sorry, not been on here for ages!

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[quote name='tony_m' timestamp='1444332630' post='2882386']
Yep, it is - hadn't spotted Filthy Dirty on here before!

As for short-scale basses, there's a new kid on the (short-scale) block - lefties will be available to order apparently...

[url="http://www.shortscalebass.co.uk/"]http://www.shortscalebass.co.uk/[/url]

Not me / no affiliation etc.
[/quote]
Guilty!
I'm back on here after ANOTHER bass after, err, getting a little enthusiastic with mine on saturday.
To go back to my question does anyone know of any left hooker jaguars or similar? Great bodies.

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[quote name='sblueplanet' timestamp='1459639686' post='3018363']
If the price is right I fancy getting one of these beauties. Actually I just realised that the short scale version of this bass only comes right-handed. Pity.

[url="http://www.ibanez.com/products/u_eb_detail.php?&year=2016&cat_id=2&series_id=58&data_id=165&color=CL01"]http://www.ibanez.co...=165&color=CL01[/url]
[/quote]
These look great - anyone know of a UK dealer?

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