Even if you say the "scale" of the neck in a word, there are various length necks. And what are the base scale? ? I often hear the question. Here, I would like to introduce a spot on the four typical base scale+α.♪
◎ Long scale (about 864mm / 34 inches)
Speaking of the base scale, this is a classic base scale.
Most basses are based on long scale, including general jazz basses and pre -vision basses. There are aspects that can only be put out without long scale, and the tension and sound of the strings are clear, and the sound will come out. By the way, in the detailed part, "long scale" is a slight difference in length depending on the manufacturer, such as about 845mm (33 1/4 inches) for ricken backers and about 870 mm (34 1/4 inches). There are also.
◎ Short scale (762mm / 30 inches)
・ Fender Mustang, Gibson Eb, Alembic, Hofner Violin Bass, Fernandes Pie-Zo, Pignose ... etc.
The short scale of the scale, so the tension is slightly weaker, so the bass is weak and blurred, and the tuning may be unstable, but the shorter scale will narrow the fret interval. Forty, fingering (fret movement) is easier, and playability is high, and there is also the charm unique to short scale !! It is recommended for bass/vocals, guitarist home recording, women and children.♪
Jack Blues (Cream), Andy Fraser (Free), Stanley Clark, Bill Weiman (Rolling Stones), Gene Simmons (Kiss) TAIJI (X JAPAN), Roy (The Bawdies), Iida Seiichi, Seiji Kameda ... etc
◎ Medium scale (814mm / 32 inches)
・ YAMAHA Motion B, Fender JAPAN JB62M, ALEMBIC ... etc.
It is a scale located in the middle of a long scale/short scale. Among technical bassists, there are many people who prefer to choose the feeling of the fret and ease of movement compared to long. The thick bass is given and the negative points of the short scale are slightly improved, but it may still be unsatisfactory compared to long -scale, but this is also the same as the short scale, so fingering (fingering (fingering). Fret movement) is easier, and playability is high! At present, it is a scale that is expanding its field of view as the first one, such as being adopted for beginners. As with shorts, it is recommended for home recording of women, children, and guitarists.♪
Stanley Clark, TAIJI (X JAPAN), Yuko Oshima (AKB48) ... etc.
◎ Super Long Scale (889mm / 35 inches, 914mm / 36 inches)
・ FODERA, Elrick, LAKLAND, MTD, Tune, ESP AP/SL, YAMAHA TRB… ETC
It is also called "Extra Long Scale" longer than the general 34 -inch long scale. Especially in recent years, it has been used for 5 -string base, 6 -string base, and down tuning basis.
Anthony Jackson, IKUO, Tetsuya,
・ Fund fret
・ Dingwall, Strandberg, iBanez… etc
A fund fret called "fan flavor", which is adjusted on the shape of a fan (fan) in the form of a fan (fan) and adjusted on the necessary scale according to the thickness of each of the 1-4 strings. It realizes an appropriate tension and a clear and uniform tone for individual strings. Although the length varies depending on the manufacturer, the length of about 35.5 inches/about 34.0 "? 33.6 on the high -pitched string side, and in recent years, more and more manufacturers have been actively developing fund frets. 。
Lee Sukala (Lee Sukler), Adam Get Good (Periphery)
・ 33 inches
・ Str, tune, Phoenix, Bacchus ... etc.
Set to 33 inches, 1 inch shorter than general 34 -inch long scale. It is also the charm of this scale that it can be played with a light touch longer than a medium scale.♪
・ 34.5 inches
F-bass, dragonfly, wyn… etc
34.5 inch scale, slightly longer than a 34 -inch long scale. It is a scale that is mainly used for 5 -string base, etc., with a sense of tension and playability on the bass string side, a clear tone, a whole balance.
Marcus Miller, Alan Carron, King (EX.SHAKALABBITS) ... etc.
・ Bariton scale
・ Fender Bass VI, Danelectro Longhorn Baritone, Musician Silhouette Bass… etc ... etc.
Bariton guitar/bass located between the guitar and the base. It doesn't seem to have a clear definition, but it generally has a scale of about 27-8 to 30 inches. It is used for bassists/guitarists of various genres such as rock, surf, heavy metal. It is an indispensable instrument for the history of music/musical instruments.
TETSUYA, John Lennon (Beatles), Joe Perry (Aeros Miss) ... etc.
【At the end…】
Depending on the scale, the sound of the sound, the tension of the strings, the design of the bass, etc. will change, but if you like the feeling you played and the feeling, that's fine !!!
If the person who plays is a lot of color, the instrument is the same. I recommend the scales you like and compare !!