24" scale guitars? (jags..?)

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KVRAF
6361 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:50 pm

guitars like fender jaguars or jagmasters, anyone got any opinions?

do they really feel that different to guitars with more conventional scales ('easier' to play)? does the tone suffer too much? wish i could find one locally to try...

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KVRAF
4103 posts since 10 Oct, 2002 from Nashville, TN USA

Post Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:53 pm

When tuned to standard pitch, the strings on a shorter-scale guitar feel more bendy. It has to do with the mass of the string relative to its length.
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KVRAF
4103 posts since 10 Oct, 2002 from Nashville, TN USA

Post Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:53 pm

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KVRian
1468 posts since 8 Jan, 2008

Post Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:05 pm

Just to add a different dimension on the same topic, I had Fender Musicmaster Bass (i.e. short scale) that I just loved. (My brother absconded it. :cry: ) Personally, I didn't boo-hoo the fact that I was playing a shorty...just like me guitah.
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KVRist
474 posts since 1 May, 2005 from Sweden

Post Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:15 pm

Jags are wonderful IMO. The scale isn't that much smallen than a les paul really.
The strings gets more "bendy" though. That's why thicker strings are recommended on such guitars.

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KVRAF

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6361 posts since 13 Jan, 2003 from Darkest Kent, UK

Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:19 am

Thanks, I appreciate the physics of a shorter scale (less tension so slacker/bendier...), I think what I really meant was how do people find them in daily use? Obviously you're not going to get that same tele/strat twang from a shorter scale but does that matter? Do they do clean & jangly ok? (which is a really dumb question considering some Rick's are shortscale... :D)

Aw whatever, probably an unanswerable question, just ignore me... :)

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KVRAF
2732 posts since 3 Mar, 2006

Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:22 am

You can usually "make up" for shorter scale lengths by using heavier strings.

I myself use .11s with a wound G on my telecaster (which is a moderately heavy string gauge on a fender scale guitar, so as you can probably guess I like my strings to be nice and firm, not bendy/floppy at all)

Resident Cellist
539 posts since 11 Mar, 2002 from Ireland

Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:10 pm

surely the "stop" has to be different too ..

as in the finger spacings ?

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KVRAF
6179 posts since 4 Oct, 2007 from Escaped At Last

Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 4:18 pm

www.warmoth.com

they will make and describe the whole process for you and the amount of wood they pack is insane! but seriously they are the neck men and will sort it out and make sure it is exactly what you want

ive been playing along time and encountered total shit and total gold mines over the years and warmoth are a gold mine

just at least check em out :D

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KVRer
13 posts since 2 Mar, 2021 from Southport, UK

Post Wed Mar 03, 2021 1:17 am

I played a Musicmaster Bass for many years too - struggled to find the right strings for a while then came across some Russian made round-wound that were (and stayed) a really bright yellowy-silver colour. God knows what they were made of buy I loved the sound 8)
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