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After my recent conversion to medium scale basses I thought I'd start a 32" scale (only) bass thread as I'd love to see what people have.

Here are my two, a MIJ Squier Precision Bass and a MIJ Fender JB62M Jazz Bass.

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I'm using my Warwick RB Starbass in preference to my P Bass these days.
I'm liking the ease of playing and it looks pretty cool too.
The blue strings are long gone though.

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I believe your white one was mine for a while. Fabulous bass.

I had several, now down to just one - a Yamaha SB-35. I haven't taken a picture of it, but it looks this.

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[quote name='Rumple' timestamp='1487865478' post='3243728']
After my recent conversion to medium scale basses I thought I'd start a 32" scale (only) bass thread as I'd love to see what people have.

Here are my two, a MIJ Squier Precision Bass and a MIJ Fender JB62M Jazz Bass.

[attachment=238899:P1010845 lr.jpg]
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Really really like the look of both of those Rumple :)
Hmmm, shall I sell all my long scalers, and buy some like that?
I've got one 32" scale bass, and I have to say, it seems a nice comfortable scale length to me

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Go on then, always happy to post my Zoot Custom medium scale:

[URL=http://s120.photobucket.com/user/Myrtle2014/media/Zoot%20Custom/WP_20160722_09_23_39_Pro_zpseldsho1h.jpg.html][IMG]http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o168/Myrtle2014/Zoot%20Custom/WP_20160722_09_23_39_Pro_zpseldsho1h.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Aguilar pickups and passive electronics. Sounds wonderful and plays like a dream.

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Some very nice and extremely varied examples so far, keep them coming.

[quote name='Paul S' timestamp='1487867051' post='3243749']
I believe your white one was mine for a while. Fabulous bass.
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It was and is :)

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Rather unimaginatively I also have a Squier PB-331 and a JB-32M. I must try harder. These are great little basses and super comfortable to play.

Here's a pic of the JB-62M with its (almost) matching Lakland big brother.

[url="http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/iankay/media/Stuff/IMG_3812.jpg.html"][/url]

And here's the Squier (also from Paul S)

[url="http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/iankay/media/Stuff/IMG_3046.jpg.html"][/url]

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[quote name='ikay' timestamp='1487873414' post='3243813']
Rather unimaginatively I also have a Squier PB-331 and a JB-32M. I must try harder.
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We even have the same carpet :lol:

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I like medium scales too, here's a couple I built last year.

[URL=http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/Manton-Customs/media/Manton%20Customs%20Echo%20MK%20II%20Tele%20Bass%20Build%20progress/Finished%20Echo%20MK%20II%20basses/1.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u425/Manton-Customs/Manton%20Customs%20Echo%20MK%20II%20Tele%20Bass%20Build%20progress/Finished%20Echo%20MK%20II%20basses/1.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

[URL=http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/Manton-Customs/media/Manton%20Customs%20Echo%20MK%20II%20Tele%20Bass%20Build%20progress/Finished%20Echo%20MK%20II%20basses/6.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1067.photobucket.com/albums/u425/Manton-Customs/Manton%20Customs%20Echo%20MK%20II%20Tele%20Bass%20Build%20progress/Finished%20Echo%20MK%20II%20basses/6.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

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I've got one of these bad boys - Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Special. I think now discontinued . It's sounds feels, and I think ,looks awesome.

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Great thread Rumple. Here's my Westone Concord which is another of Paul's exes.

All the tone of a 34", but with the ergonomics and speed of a short-scale. I especially love the maple fretboard on mine, as well as the modded, all-black look which was how I picked it up.

I'm on the lookout for another 32" bass, so if anybody notices anything out there then please point me in the right direction. Failing that, I may put together my own.

Anyone know any famous 32" users? There are plenty of SS players, but I wonder if we can find any of our fellow medium-scalers!

That Yamaha looks like it could be used as a weapon if needed --- an axe in both meanings!

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The variety keeps on growing - excellent stuff so far!

[quote name='skitzigol' timestamp='1487937635' post='3244318']
I'm on the lookout for another 32" bass, so if anybody notices anything out there then please point me in the right direction. Failing that, I may put together my own.

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I did wonder about getting one of [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371743923707?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT"]THESE[/url] conversion necks at some point, they quoted $50 to ship to the UK, so about £100 plus Taxes and import duty.

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My 32 scale bass, tried it at a gig a couple of nights ago and it was super.



Anyone tried a 5 string 32 bass? What's it like?

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Its for sale atm but Its still with me so here's my F bass BN4 32.5 scale

[URL=http://s222.photobucket.com/user/ordepresplandor/media/8444D360-860F-4463-A821-0EECEBD093B3.jpg.html][IMG]http://i222.photobucket.com/albums/dd127/ordepresplandor/8444D360-860F-4463-A821-0EECEBD093B3.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

one of the best that I owned. Will certainly miss it when it goes.

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I'll sort some photos when my second 32" is finished - both ACGs but very different flavours :)

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[quote name='Merton' timestamp='1488059630' post='3245578']
I'll sort some photos when my second 32" is finished - both ACGs but very different flavours :)
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Heard lovely things about ACG, would love to own one at somepoint.

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[quote name='Donnyboy' timestamp='1487928448' post='3244152']



I've got one of these bad boys - Squier Vintage Modified Telecaster Bass Special. I think now discontinued . It's sounds feels, and I think ,looks awesome.
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Neck pup a bit muddy? There is a topic on here somewhere about rewiring it from serial to parallel. Worth doing!

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I've built this bass 11 years ago (out of raw wood! :D ), then modified it at least couple of times. Still is my main bass (that is when I don't play upright)!



All the 138 photos :D :
https://www.flickr.com/photos/dolganoff/sets/72157605372018406/

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[quote name='DolganoFF' timestamp='1488471366' post='3249254']
I've built this bass 11 years ago (out of raw wood! :D ), then modified it at least couple of times. Still is my main bass (that is when I don't play upright)!



All the 138 photos :D :
[url="https://www.flickr.com/photos/dolganoff/sets/72157605372018406/"]https://www.flickr.c...57605372018406/[/url]
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Gorgeous.

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