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I have been wanting a bass for awhile. I realized Bronco's were short scale. And then I realized there was such a thing as short scale bass. I'd love a vintage one, but I've exhausted my lovely wife's patience with a severe case of GAS after "discovering" hand wired amps.

I suspect the Squier version is good enough for me. I'll be doing some home recording with it. I'm not the guitar player I'd like be (i.e. David Gilmour). I feel much freer (if that makes sense) with a bass than I do guitar. I'll never be as good as Jaco or Bob Marley's bass player, but it seems natural enough.

I'm looking forward to exploring this instrument!

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And with the Fender fam...
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Very nice. I picked up bass guitar in 2005 and I enjoy it almost as much as playing guitar.
 
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I've got one in my 50-50 mix of long and short scale basses. Like a lot of people, I opted to improve the pickup over the 6 pole Strat PUP that comes in it. I tried a dual rail Humbucker, a50's style and lipstick PUP.
This week I went back to the stock pickup. It works just fine for me. Certainly not as deep as my Gibson Thunderbird but it's a fun little bass that's good for grab and go.
 
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Wow! Cool bass. I have played bass forever but only recently realized how much fun a short scale can be.
In sports, some of the best shooters are people who learned to play goalie because they learned the holes.
I think learning bass or drums can absolutely help a guitarist find the gaps. And learning bass can help you write on guitar. It won’t hurt. I feel like it’s helped me think about the way I play guitar differently.
Have a blast with that Bronco. Red basses are faster.
 

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Nice collection! Playing bass is addictive, and after the Squier, there will be the next one ;)
My wife will be so excited!
Wow! Cool bass. I have played bass forever but only recently realized how much fun a short scale can be.
In sports, some of the best shooters are people who learned to play goalie because they learned the holes.
I think learning bass or drums can absolutely help a guitarist find the gaps. And learning bass can help you write on guitar. It won’t hurt. I feel like it’s helped me think about the way I play guitar differently.
Have a blast with that Bronco. Red basses are faster.
Honestly, I wonder what the appeal of a full scale bass is when the short scale makes the same noises. I guess the longer scale yields more resonance? Fuller tone? Obviously there is a reason or every great bassist would make it easier on themselves and have a short scale.
 

Killing Floor

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My wife will be so excited!

Honestly, I wonder what the appeal of a full scale bass is when the short scale makes the same noises. I guess the longer scale yields more resonance? Fuller tone? Obviously there is a reason or every great bassist would make it easier on themselves and have a short scale.
Most of mine are 34". I have no reach issues, long arms, can palm a basketball. But my short scale is a blast to play and it sounds very full. I think the standard is Leo's, just like everything else. It all points to the P bass. Traditions die hard.
What I find fascinating is that I can play a short scale and switch to a 34" unlined fretless without any adjustment. Your brain picks up the slack.
 

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I have been wanting a bass for awhile. I realized Bronco's were short scale. And then I realized there was such a thing as short scale bass. I'd love a vintage one, but I've exhausted my lovely wife's patience with a severe case of GAS after "discovering" hand wired amps.

I suspect the Squier version is good enough for me. I'll be doing some home recording with it. I'm not the guitar player I'd like be (i.e. David Gilmour). I feel much freer (if that makes sense) with a bass than I do guitar. I'll never be as good as Jaco or Bob Marley's bass player, but it seems natural enough.

I'm looking forward to exploring this instrument!

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And with the Fender fam...
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Great looking Bronco!! They punch way above their weight, sound great right off, and take modifications/pickups well!

Sick thought….Route for the Hot Artec 30k Sidewinder humbucker…Hmmmm:cool:

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THAT! should be my next project!!
 

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Most of mine are 34". I have no reach issues, long arms, can palm a basketball. But my short scale is a blast to play and it sounds very full. I think the standard is Leo's, just like everything else. It all points to the P bass. Traditions die hard.
What I find fascinating is that I can play a short scale and switch to a 34" unlined fretless without any adjustment. Your brain picks up the slack.
That's weirdly cool.
 




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