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Any short scale jazz basses around?

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As per title, anybody know of any short scale jazz basses? , since getting my squier jaguar short scale i have been bitten by the short scale bug, would love a short scale jazz but not even sure if such a thing is available in the uk

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Fender Japan made/make one, a 62 Reissue style model number JB-62SS. Whether you will find one for sale in Europe i don;t know but importing from Japan is painless and usually works out a little cheaper even with duty etc.

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Speak to Allthumbs on this forum. He has his own range of s/s basses in a Jazz configuration and the reasonable too.

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Not tried the Fender Japan short scale, although I do own a medium scale Japanese Jazz (32"). The medium scale is a lot of fun, although I feel like the 30" might be a step too far for me.
Maruszczyk also do a very nice looking 30" scale Jazz, that said, they'll build anything you want in any scale:

http://www.public-peace.de/index.php/bass-guitars/maruszczyk/elwood/4-string/343-elwood-4p-3-tone-sunburst-short150226

Si

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Thanks, some good suggestions there , have just found some short scale sx jazz basses on rondo music, shame they are nto uk based but may be worth me looking into but for $120 i imagine the quality may be hit or miss

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Well there's the short scale fender jazz think it was part of the modern player range. They ain't made anymore but I've seen them fairly cheap used.

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I bought one of these, fantastic for the money, £69.


http://www.dv247.com/guitars/jandd-jb-mini-4-string-mini-bass-guitar-black--214224

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The Fender Modern Player short scale jazz is a lovely bass (if you can find one) but has only 18 frets (might not be an issue for you). As ead pointed out there is my own SWB-1 Standard now available to pre-order which you'll find in the affiliates section with a 5% discount. This was originally my own personal project but so many people started asking if they could buy one that I decided to try and make it happen. :-)

The Richwood 3/4 basses are lovely, but a bit small and very hard to find. Then there are the SX offerings available via Rondo in America.

Also Shredneck I've noticed do a P-J bass here - [url="http://www.shredneck.com/?page_id=1616"]http://www.shredneck.com/?page_id=1616[/url]

That's all I can think of at the mo'

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Just picked up a SX SB301 bass off e-bay for the grand old sum of, errr, I'm kind of ashamed to say this, but I got it for less than £30 (thank god for BASE guitars!!)

OK, so it's got a couple of dings and scratches, but under £30!!!!

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[quote name='jimbaby' timestamp='1448971374' post='2919644']
I bought one of these, fantastic for the money, £69.

[url="http://www.dv247.com/guitars/jandd-jb-mini-4-string-mini-bass-guitar-black--214224"]http://www.dv247.com...r-black--214224[/url]
[/quote]

That looks smart - how does it play and is it heavy?

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[quote name='redstriper' timestamp='1451002385' post='2937853']


That looks smart - how does it play and is it heavy?
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Be interested to know about this one too. Have an awful case of GAS for a shorty, but don't want to spend an awful lot since I haven't had one in my hands for 20 years (and it was a beat up 70's fender mustang an acquaintance wanted a ton for... Being a poor student I declined like a moron...).

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New on here and first post to say I got this J & D for Christmas, first impressions are very good, yes end product not finished totally perfect the frets are a bit sharp but the sound is better than I expected for the money, have also got the ss Squier Jag at the same time and this feels a lot better in my hands but on first listening to both the sound is not to different, will be able to comment better in a couple of weeks after playing around a bit more with both.

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Short or mid? I don't know of any true short scale (30 inches) scale, but SX, Fender Japan, and some others make 32 inch mid scale basses that have good reviews. About twenty years ago I played on a friend's Squier 32 inch scale P-bass that was really nice. We can't get the Fender Japan instruments here in the USA, but you might be able to get them in the UK.

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I saw this band in 2015, massive bass sound and a short scale Burns Marquee I believe.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yorHgYo1bSU

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