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    Junior hits puberty!

    They've expanded the "Jumbo Junior" line into the bass. A 23-3/4"(!) scale length; not as mini as the old rubber band Ashburys.
    https://guildguitars.com/g/jumbo-junior-bass/
    Last edited by AcornHouse; 07-12-2017 at 09:46 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    They've expanded the "Jumbo Junior" line into the bass. A 23-3/4"(!) scale length; not a mini as the old rubber band Ashburys.
    https://guildguitars.com/g/jumbo-junior-bass/
    Dang.
    Hate to say it but that's the first MIC Guild instrument I actually want to try.
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    It says they're using D'Addario's short scale strings, but wouldn't those be for 30" scale?
    Chris

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    56 A-50, '57 CE-100, '60 X-150, '61 M-20, '62 F-20, '64 S-50 Jetstar, '64 Mark II, '65 SFIV, '71 S-90, '75 F-112, '75 Mark IVp, '81 M-80, '82 S-275, '86 T-250, 87 Nightbird I, 87 F-45ce, '88 Detonator, 92 F-15ce, '93 X-500, '97 Bluesbird, '99 F-30, '16 NS S-200 T-bird
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    If those D'Addario shorties are a light gauge length probably won't make a ton of difference. I have used long scale D'Addarios on short scale basses and never had a problem with them -- even if it meant stripping a bit of the outer winding to get it to fit the tuning peg.
    That sais, I'd be worried about intonation with these, since any <30" scale bass I've heard of usually has issues in that department. Not to mention super loose string tension if tuned to standard EADG

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    Reading the specs, the strings have a nylon core. So much more like stand up bass strings, than elec.
    Chris

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    Hmmm would love to play one to form a proper opinion on it

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    Ditto the rest of you. How interesting!!!! I wonder whose idea this was. Obviously, CMG has some creativity behind the scenes in sales/marketing to come out with this cutie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AcornHouse View Post
    It says they're using D'Addario's short scale strings, but wouldn't those be for 30" scale?
    for electrics at least, a Guild 30" (30.5") scale it would be D'Addario medium scale strings. Other string companies however, call the same length strings "short scale" instead of medium, and those short scale strings- not D'Addarios short scales- would fit Guild 30"...

    for many Gibson's, Epi, and Beatle Bass 30"/30.5 Scale, it would be D'Addario short scale strings.

    the bridges/tailpieces, distances etc. are different.

    the fender mustang bass is a true 30.0" scale and even takes D'Addario medium scale.

    The D'Addario short scale strings are really just for basses specifically deisgned for that particular string length, more specifically than the scale length. such as the Epiphone Allen Woody Rumblekat Bass and probably Gibson EB-1, among other Gibsons, and the Beatles bass(es).

    That was a big part of the design the Allen Woody himself contributed to that project. he had alot of old Gibsons.

    hope this helps!

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    Saw that on facebook yesterday, glad somebody posted it here since i forgot. Very cool! Too bad I just got one of these not too long ago.





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    Quote Originally Posted by mellowgerman View Post
    That said, I'd be worried about intonation with these, since any <30" scale bass I've heard of usually has issues in that department. Not to mention super loose string tension if tuned to standard EADG
    OK that helps me calm down!
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