Vader Bass - 30" vs. 34" Scale

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Vader Bass - 30" vs. 34" Scale

Postby djablo » Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:39 pm

How would you characterize the tonal difference if any? Are there any issues with sustaining the tone on the 30" Vader?

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Re: Vader Bass - 30" vs. 34" Scale

Postby bfc » Fri May 11, 2018 10:43 pm

I'm very curious about this, as well. :think:

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Re: Vader Bass - 30" vs. 34" Scale

Postby bsquared62 » Sun May 13, 2018 6:12 pm

What are the overall dimensions of the short scale?

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Re: Vader Bass - 30" vs. 34" Scale

Postby Toptube » Tue May 15, 2018 1:56 pm

from the product page:
with 30" scale option, overall length is 35 1/8"


Shortscale generally have a darker tone, with notes generally being less defined, due to less vibrating length. But this is relative. Some shortscale can be pretty articulate compared to others. Some shortscales also have more of that banjo twang to the feel. Which can melt sustain. but has a tonal use in its own right.

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Re: Vader Bass - 30" vs. 34" Scale

Postby gumbynotpokey » Tue May 15, 2018 5:04 pm

Toptube wrote:from the product page:
with 30" scale option, overall length is 35 1/8"


Shortscale generally have a darker tone, with notes generally being less defined, due to less vibrating length. But this is relative. Some shortscale can be pretty articulate compared to others. Some shortscales also have more of that banjo twang to the feel. Which can melt sustain. but has a tonal use in its own right.



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