Top Short Scale Basses
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Top 15+ Short Scale Basses 2021

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  1. Fender Vintera 60s Mustang Bass 3-SB
  2. Höfner H500/1 Artist Violin Bass
  3. Spector Euro Bantam 4 BS
  4. G&L Tribute Fallout Shortscale SFG
  5. Spector Euro Bantam 4 SWG
  6. Gibson SG Bass HC
  7. Fender Justin Meldal Johnsen Mustang
  8. Fender Mustang Bass PJ PF FMG
  9. Ibanez TMB30-BK Talman Short Scale
  10. Sterling by Music Man StingRay SS4 MN Daphne Blue
  11. Ibanez TMB30-MGR Talman Short Scale
  12. Hagstrom Viking Bass BK
  13. Fender Mustang Bass PJ MN SSB
  14. Jackson JS1X Concert Minion Neon Green
  15. Fender Vintera 60s Mustang Bass SFG

1. Fender Vintera 60s Mustang Bass 3-SB

Fender Vintera 60s Mustang Bass 3-SB

Electric bass

  • Vintera series
  • Body: Alder
  • Bolted neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • White dot fretboard inlays
  • Neck profile: Thin C
  • Scale: 762 mm (30″)
  • Fretboard radius: 184 mm (7.25″)
  • Nut width: 38.1 mm (1.5″)
  • Synthetic bone nut
  • 19 Vintage frets
  • 4-Ply Aged white pearloid pickguard
  • Pickup: Vintage-style 60s Mustang bass split single coils
  • Master volume and master tone controls
  • Mustang bridge with 4 saddles
  • Vintage-style Lollipop machine heads
  • Nickel / chrome hardware
  • Stringing from factory: Fender USA 7250M .045-.105 (Article Nr. 142933)
  • Colour: 3-Colour Sunburst
  • Includes deluxe gigbag

2. Höfner H500/1 Artist Violin Bass

Höfner H500/1 Artist Violin Bass

Electric Bass Artist Series

  • Beatles Bass
  • Top: Selected spruce wood
  • Back and sides: Flamed maple
  • Neck: 2-Piece maple/beech
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • 22 Frets
  • Nut width 42 mm
  • Scale length 760mm (30″)
  • Pickups: 2 Staple humbuckers
  • Electronics: Höfner HA2-B: control panel with 2 volume controls, 2 on/off switches, rhythm/solo switch for volume boost
  • Finish: Sunburst high gloss
  • Includes Höfner case
  • Made in Germany

3. Spector Euro Bantam 4 BS

Spector Euro Bantam 4 BS

Electric bass

  • European series
  • Solid alder body
  • Quilted maple top
  • Bolted 3-piece maple neck with graphite reinforcement
  • Rosewood fretboard (Dalbergia Latifolia)
  • Fretboard radius: 406 mm (16″)
  • 22 Frets
  • Scale: 762 mm
  • Nut width: 38.1 mm
  • Pickups: 2 EMG 35DC humbuckers
  • 2 Volume controllers
  • EMG BT Control S double potentiometer with 1 bass (Boost/Cut) and 1 treble (Boost/Cut) knob
  • Black hardware
  • Colour: Black Stain, gloss
  • Includes gigbag

4. G&L Tribute Fallout Shortscale SFG

G&L Tribute Fallout Shortscale SFG

G&L Tribute Fallout Shortscale SFG, bass guitar; body basswood; bolt on maple neck slim C profile; fretboard maple, radius 9,5″; 19 frets; scale 762mm (30″); pickup G&L MFD humbucker; controls volume and tone, 3 wax swtich, G&L saddle lock bridge; finish surf green


5. Spector Euro Bantam 4 SWG

Spector Euro Bantam 4 SWG

Electric Bass

  • European series
  • Maple top
  • Alder body
  • Three-piece maple neck, reinforced with graphite strips
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • 22 Frets
  • Nut width: 38 mm
  • Scale: 762 mm (30″)
  • Pickups: 2 x EMG 35CD
  • 2 Volume controls
  • EMG BT Control S double potentiometer for bass (Boost / Cut) and Treble (Boost / Cut)
  • Black hardware
  • Gotoh GB-707 machine heads
  • Strings: D’Addario XL-170 nickel
  • Colour: Solid White Gloss
  • Includes gig bag

6. Gibson SG Bass HC

Gibson SG Bass HC

Electric Bass

  • 2019 Limited Run
  • Body: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla — Origin: India / Indonesia)
  • Neck: Mahogany (Swietenia macrophylla — Origin: India / Indonesia)
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Neck shape: Rounded
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 774 mm
  • Nut width: 40 mm
  • Pickups: Rhythm SG Bass (neck) and Lead SG Bass (bridge) humbucker
  • Tektoid nut
  • 3-Point bridge
  • Colour: Heritage cherry
  • Case included
  • Made in USA

7. Fender Justin Meldal Johnsen Mustang

Fender Justin Meldal Johnsen Mustang

Electric Bass

  • Artist series
  • Body: Alder
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia)
  • Neck profile: C
  • 19 Medium jumbo frets
  • Aged pearloid dot fretboard inlays
  • Scale: 762 mm (30″)
  • Pickups: 1 Custom Seymour Duncan Split single coil
  • Mustang bridge with string-through body
  • Four-ply aged pearloid pickguard
  • Ex-factory stringing: Fender 9050L (Article Nr: 174714)
  • Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Finish: Road Worn
  • Colour: Daphne Blue
  • Incl. Deluxe gig bag

8. Fender Mustang Bass PJ PF FMG

Fender Mustang Bass PJ PF FMG

Basse électrique

  • 4 cordes
  • Corps en aulne
  • Manche vissé en érable
  • Touche en pau ferro
  • Repères “points” blancs
  • Rayon de la touche: 241 mm (9,5″)
  • Diapason: 762 mm (30″)
  • Largeur au sillet: 38 mm (1,5″)
  • Sillet en os synthétique
  • Profil du manche en C
  • 19 frettes Medium Jumbo
  • 1 micro simple bobinage Jazz Bass style Vintage (chevalet)
  • 1 micro simple bobinage splitté Precision Bass style Vintage (milieu)
  • 1 réglage de volume
  • 1 réglage de tonalité
  • Sélecteur 3 positions (position 1: micro chevalet, position 2: micros chevalet et central, position 3: micro central)
  • Pickguard 3 plis vert menthe
  • Chevalet Standard avec 4 pontets
  • Mécaniques Fender style Vintage
  • Accastillage nickel/chrome
  • Cordes Fender USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (.045 – .105)
  • Couleur: Firemist Gold

9. Ibanez TMB30-BK Talman Short Scale

Ibanez TMB30-BK Talman Short Scale

Electric Bass

  • Short-scale model
  • Body: Poplar
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • 20 Frets
  • Scale: 762 mm (30″)
  • Nut width: 41 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 240 mm
  • Pickups: 2 Dynamic P/J single coils
  • Standard bridge
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Colour: Black
  • Matching case available under: Article number 284273 (not included)

10. Sterling by Music Man StingRay SS4 MN Daphne Blue

Sterling by Music Man StingRay SS4 MN Daphne Blue

Electric Bass

  • Mahogany body
  • Bolt-on maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Black dot fretboard inlays
  • 22 Medium frets
  • Nut width: 38 mm
  • Scale: 762 mm
  • Fretboard radius: 240 mm
  • Pickups: Music Man Designed Neodymium Humbucker (Bridge)
  • Controls: Volume (Push / Push), Tone
  • Rotary switch for pickup setting (parallel, true single coil, serial)
  • Passive circuit
  • Music Man Designed bridge
  • Chrome hardware
  • Parchment pickguard
  • Strings: Ernie Ball 2852 Regular Slinky Short Scale Bass
  • Colour: Daphne Blue

11. Ibanez TMB30-MGR Talman Short Scale

Ibanez TMB30-MGR Talman Short Scale

Electric bass

  • Body: Poplar
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Jatoba
  • White fretboard inlays
  • Fretboard radius: 240 mm
  • Scale: 762 mm (30″ – Short Scale)
  • Nut width: 41 mm
  • 20 Frets
  • Pickup: 2 Dynamic P/J single coils
  • Standard bridge
  • Chrome hardware
  • Colour: Mint Green
  • Matching case: Article Nr. 284273 (not included)

12. Hagstrom Viking Bass BK

Hagstrom Viking Bass BK

Semi-Hollow Bass

  • Body: Maple
  • Set-in neck: Maple
  • Resinator fretboard
  • Block Pearl inlays
  • H-Expander truss rod
  • 2 Vintage Hagstrom Bass Humbucker pickup
  • Short scale: 30.75″
  • 6-Way knobs
  • 2 volume knobs and 2 tone knobs
  • Tune-O-Matic bridge
  • Viking trapeze tailpiece
  • Colour: Black high-gloss

Note: Requires medium scale strings despite the short scale!


13. Fender Mustang Bass PJ MN SSB

Fender Mustang Bass PJ MN SSB

Electric Bass

  • Body: Alder
  • Bolt-on neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • White Dot fretboard inlays
  • Fretboard radius: 241 mm (9.5″)
  • Scale: 762 mm (30″)
  • Nut width: 38 mm (1.5″)
  • Synthetic bone nut
  • Neck profile: C
  • 19 Medium jumbo frets
  • Pickups: Vintage-Style Jazz Bass Single-Coil (bridge) and Vintage-Style Precision Bass Split Coil (neck)
  • Master volume and master tone controls
  • 3-Position toggle switch: position 1 bridge pickup, position 2 bridge and middle pickups, position 3 middle pickup
  • 3-Ply black pickguard
  • 4-Saddle standard bridge
  • Fender vintage style machine heads
  • Nickel / chrome hardware finish
  • Strings: Fender USA 7250M Nickel Plated Steel (Gauges .045 – .105)
  • Colour: Sienna Sunburst

14. Jackson JS1X Concert Minion Neon Green

Jackson JS1X Concert Minion Neon Green

Electric Bass

  • Poplar body
  • Bolt-on maple neck with graphite reinforcement and scarf joint
  • Amaranth fretboard
  • Nut width: 38.1 mm
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Scale: 726 mm
  • Pearloid shark fin inlays
  • Pickups: Jackson P-Style and J-Style single coils
  • 2 Volume and 1 tone controls
  • Hardtail bridge
  • Colour: Neon Green

15. Fender Vintera 60s Mustang Bass SFG

Fender Vintera 60s Mustang Bass SFG

Electric bass

  • Vintera series
  • Body: Alder
  • Bolted neck: Maple
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • White dot fretboard inlays
  • Neck profile: Thin C
  • Scale: 762 mm (30″)
  • Fretboard radius: 184 mm (7.25″)
  • Nut width: 38.1 mm (1.5″)
  • Synthetic bone nut
  • 19 Vintage frets
  • 4-Ply aged white pearloid pickguard
  • Pickups: Vintage-style 60s Mustang Bass Split single coils
  • Master volume and master tone controls
  • Mustang bridge with 4 saddles
  • Vintage-style Lollipop machine heads
  • Nickel / chrome hardware
  • Stringing from factory: Fender USA 7250M .045-.105 (Article Nr. 142933)
  • Colour: Sea Foam green
  • Includes deluxe gigbag

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