Phil Maneri's

Rarely do builders decide on scale lengths shorter than 34” (the Fender standard). Usually, they opt for longer scale lengths, certainly when using a low B string. There are some short-scale instruments throughout the history of the electric bass – like some hollow-bodies – that settle with 30” or 32”. This bass sits at 33” – a somewhat unusual, but increasingly popular choice – and it shows no symptoms of E string weakness. In fact, it’s quite balanced...

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