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Squier Mini Precision Short Scale Bass Black

Squier Mini Precision Short Scale Bass Black

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£129.00 £139.00
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Squier Mini Precision Short Scale Bass Dakota Red

Squier Mini Precision Short Scale Bass Dakota Red

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£139.00 £149.99
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Fender Player Mustang Short Scale Bass PJ Firemist Gold Pau Ferro Fingerboard

Fender Player Mustang Short Scale Bass PJ Firemist Gold Pau Ferro Fingerboard

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£579.00 £679.00
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Fender Player Mustang Short Scale Bass PJ Aged Natural Pau Ferro Fingerboard

Fender Player Mustang Short Scale Bass PJ Aged Natural Pau Ferro Fingerboard

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£559.00 £679.00
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Gretsch G2220B Electromatic Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Torino Green

Gretsch G2220B Electromatic Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Torino Green

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£319.00 £385.00
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Squier Classic Vibe 60s Mustang Short Scale Bass Olympic White Indian Laurel Fingerboard

Squier Classic Vibe 60s Mustang Short Scale Bass Olympic White Indian Laurel Fingerboard

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£349.00 £409.00
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Cort Action Junior Short Scale Bass Black

Cort Action Junior Short Scale Bass Black

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£149.00 £179.00
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Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Black

Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Black

£319.00 £385.00
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Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Tobacco Sunburst

Gretsch G2220 Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Tobacco Sunburst

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£319.00 £385.00
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Music Man Sterling Stingray Short Scale Bass Daphne Blue

Music Man Sterling Stingray Short Scale Bass Daphne Blue

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£599.00 £649.00
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Gretsch G2220B Electromatic Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Walnut

Gretsch G2220B Electromatic Junior Jet II Short Scale Bass Walnut

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£319.00 £385.00
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Squier Classic Vibe 60s Mustang Short Scale Bass Sea Foam Green Indian Laurel Fingerboard

Squier Classic Vibe 60s Mustang Short Scale Bass Sea Foam Green Indian Laurel Fingerboard

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£349.00 £409.00
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Epiphone Viola Short Scale Bass Vintage Sunburst

Epiphone Viola Short Scale Bass Vintage Sunburst

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£349.00
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Fender Offset Mustang Short Scale Bass PJ Sienna Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

Fender Offset Mustang Short Scale Bass PJ Sienna Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

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£559.00 £679.00
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Fender Vintera 60s Mustang Short Scale Bass Fiesta Red Pau Ferro Fingerboard

Fender Vintera 60s Mustang Short Scale Bass Fiesta Red Pau Ferro Fingerboard

£739.00 £799.00
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Gibson SG Standard Short Scale Bass Ebony

Gibson SG Standard Short Scale Bass Ebony

£1,299.00 £1,349.00
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Cort Action Junior Open Pore Short Scale Bass Black Cherry

Cort Action Junior Open Pore Short Scale Bass Black Cherry

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£149.00 £169.00
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Music Man Sterling Stingray Short Scale Bass Olympic White

Music Man Sterling Stingray Short Scale Bass Olympic White

£599.00 £649.00
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Ibanez Artcore AGB200 Short Scale Bass Natural

Ibanez Artcore AGB200 Short Scale Bass Natural

£449.00 £489.00
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Cort Action Junior Short Scale Bass Open Pore Walnut

Cort Action Junior Short Scale Bass Open Pore Walnut

£169.00 £179.00
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Jackson JS1X CB Minion Short Scale Bass Satin Black

Jackson JS1X CB Minion Short Scale Bass Satin Black

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£159.00 £199.00
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Fender Justin Meldal Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Short Scale Bass Daphne Blue

Fender Justin Meldal Johnsen Road Worn Mustang Short Scale Bass Daphne Blue

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£999.00 £1,249.00
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Hagstrom Swede Short Scale Bass Black

Hagstrom Swede Short Scale Bass Black

£645.00 £789.00
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Ibanez TMB30-BK Talman Black

Ibanez TMB30-BK Talman Black

£169.00 £189.00
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Ibanez TMB30 Short Scale Bass Mint Green

Ibanez TMB30 Short Scale Bass Mint Green

£169.00 £189.00
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Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen Short Scale Bass Black Rosewood Fingerboard

Fender Justin Meldal-Johnsen Short Scale Bass Black Rosewood Fingerboard

£979.00 £1,249.00
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Gibson Les Paul Junior Tribute DC Short Scale Bass Blue Stain

Gibson Les Paul Junior Tribute DC Short Scale Bass Blue Stain

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£799.00 £899.00
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Ibanez Gio GSRM20B Brown Sunburst Short Scale

Ibanez Gio GSRM20B Brown Sunburst Short Scale

£189.00 £199.00
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Ibanez EHB1005SMS Emerald Green Metallic Matte Short Scale Bass

Ibanez EHB1005SMS Emerald Green Metallic Matte Short Scale Bass

£999.00 £1,049.00
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Music Man Sterling Stingray Short Scale Bass Dropped Copper Maple Fingerboard

Music Man Sterling Stingray Short Scale Bass Dropped Copper Maple Fingerboard

£679.00
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Gibson SG Standard Short Scale Bass Heritage Cherry

Gibson SG Standard Short Scale Bass Heritage Cherry

£1,349.00
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G&L USA Fallout Short Scale Bass Racing Yellow with Black Racing Stripe

G&L USA Fallout Short Scale Bass Racing Yellow with Black Racing Stripe

£1,279.00 £1,799.00
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Ibanez EHB1000S Sea Foam Green Matte Short Scale Bass

Ibanez EHB1000S Sea Foam Green Matte Short Scale Bass

£799.00 £849.00
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Hagstrom Viking Short Scale Bass Black

Hagstrom Viking Short Scale Bass Black

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£729.00 £889.00
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Gretsch G5442B Transparent Red Short Scale Rosewood Fingerboard (Pre-Owned) #KS20043626

Gretsch G5442B Transparent Red Short Scale Rosewood Fingerboard (Pre-Owned) #KS20043626

£699.00
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Ibanez Talman TMB30 Ivory

Ibanez Talman TMB30 Ivory

£169.00 £189.00
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Ibanez EHB1000S Pink Gold Metallic Matte Short Scale Bass

Ibanez EHB1000S Pink Gold Metallic Matte Short Scale Bass

£799.00 £849.00
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Spector Bantam 5 Short Scale Bass Black Cherry Gloss

Spector Bantam 5 Short Scale Bass Black Cherry Gloss

£1,699.00 £1,889.00
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G&L USA Fullerton Deluxe Fallout Bass 3 Tone Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

G&L USA Fullerton Deluxe Fallout Bass 3 Tone Sunburst Maple Fingerboard

£1,149.00
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G&L USA Fullerton Deluxe Fallout Bass Shell Pink Rosewood Fingerboard

G&L USA Fullerton Deluxe Fallout Bass Shell Pink Rosewood Fingerboard

£1,149.00
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About Short Scale Basses

Unsung heroes of the bass world, short scale basses are enjoying a revival in recent years. Often paired with flat-wound strings, they don’t have as much low-end as their long scale companions. Instead, they have a mid-range thump that cuts through the mix and gives any arrangement a real vintage vibe.

It would be remiss not to mention Paul McCartney, whose short-scale Hofner bass defined the sixties bass sound for so many. But he’s not the only one who favoured these instruments; Jack Bruce, Bill Wyman and Tina Weymouth all rocked these diminutive basses.

Short scale basses are also popular now because of how comfortable they are to play. Children, beginners, and guitarists who just need a bass for recording all find them easier to handle than the traditional long scale bass.

What Makes Short Scale Basses Different?

  • Thumpy vintage tone
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Favourite for indie and pop music
  • Frequently Asked Questions about Short Scale Basses

    Question: Is a short scale bass right for me?
    Short scale basses are popular among indie and pop bassists. They are also great for beginners and guitarists who need a bass for recording.
    Question: Are short scale basses better for beginners?
    Short scale basses are excellent for beginners because of their comfortable size. They are not particularly suited to slap bass playing or metal playing, however, so long scale would be better for this.
    Question: Do short scale bass guitars sound different?
    Yes. Short scale bass guitars have less low-end than long-scale basses. Instead, they have more mid-range giving them a slightly softer, more musical sound - perfect for cutting through the mix.