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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:23 pm    Post subject: budget shortscale basses Reply with quote

I've never owned a bass guitar before but I really quite fancy one. I know I want a shortscale bass because I've played a friends Mustang bass and loved it. Being a student, i'm pretty much skint. Has anyone used the Squier Bronco bass? or are there many other options out there in that price range?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you are patient you can get a mustang bass between 200-300 bucks.

i would get this over a squier bronco bass. why? because its sonic blue.

same scale as a mustang or bronco bass.

http://www.rondomusic.com/bg1k34pbu.html

and it comes with a shitty amp you can shoot bottle rockets at
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robroe wrote:
i would get this over a squier bronco bass. why? because its sonic blue.

http://www.rondomusic.com/bg1k34pbu.html

and it comes with a shitty amp you can shoot bottle rockets at


whenever i see sonic blue on a P-bass it takes me back to the age of 13 where all i listened to was Enema of the State
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i had enough wits about me to quit buying thier albums after listening to dude ranch twice.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one of rondo's short scale jazz basses. Good quality for the price. I changed the tuners, the bridge, and the pups. It was neck heavy with the old tuners (not now with the lights I put on it), and, surprisingly, the new higher mass bridge (I got this one: http://www.warmoth.com/Schaller-463-4-String-Bass-Bridge-Chrome-P914C722.aspx) really improved the tone. Especially the low E's response. I think the string spacing's actually standard, so you could put any bridge that fits a fender on there (badass, etc.). The bronco has a narrower string spacing. The ones' I've played in the store have been fine... probably pretty good players once they're set up properly.

One thing I don't like about the short scale rondo's are the body size... they're really small.
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