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Best Bass for small hands

Dave Osu (58)

Bass Equipment Forum · 11/13/2005 6:10 PM
just getting back into playing bass, 4 sring,any sugestions on a bass good for small hands? i used to play a p bass with a jazz neck.Carvin L4 seems ok as with a fender jazz.I really like the Music man but i dont like the active electronics,and the neck is a little fat. Thanks ,Dave
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Re: Best Bass for small hands

11/13/2005 6:25 PM

Ivan Thuringer (41013) wrote:

Any of the Ibanez Roadstar, SR, SRX, CT, or EDA/B/C series basses will work. Dean & Yamaha has slim necks as well. Always try before you buy though!
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Re: Best Bass for small hands

11/13/2005 9:44 PM

David Muise (15872) wrote:

I don't really recommend short scale, but that is an option.

Jazz or Ibanez SR et cetera. Company websites should give neck dimensions (width & thickness at the nut) so you can compare.

Another angle for getting narrow neck spacing is to get a 5 string. They tend thinner string-to-string, & you don't have to use the B.

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Re: Best Bass for small hands

11/13/2005 10:27 PM

Roger Gumbs (30487) wrote:

Dave the smallest neck guitars that are good for the money and beginner would be an older/used Peavey Fury or Peavey Foundation bass which you could get on EBAY for about $150 in good condition. OR an Ibanez soundgear 190 or 200, new for $220 or used for about the same as the peavey. I myself am a fan of the older Peavey's that were US made, and highly underrated.

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Re: Best Bass for small hands

11/13/2005 11:49 PM

Severn Everett (235) wrote:

I'm not really sure if small hands will really affect your bass playing that much. I have somewhat small hands, and I play a 35" scale bass with little problem. Maybe that means that you should try a Traben. I use one, and it's no problem for my small hands.

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11/14/2005 6:11 AM

Phil Despins (5938) wrote:

Geddy Lee jazz...wayyyy small neck.

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11/14/2005 6:58 AM

Pete Wallace (14883) wrote:

The Gibson Reissue.

Pete

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11/14/2005 3:56 PM

Brian Sharpe (21083) wrote:

Fender Mustang - I dropped by my local store today to buy a new metronome and picked up a Mustang - it's tiny! The neck felt like a guitar neck - great for someone with samller hands.

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Re: Best Bass for small hands

11/16/2005 1:44 AM

Russell England (2359) wrote:

Dave -all the above are good suggestions and I suggest you try them all-and I'll throw in my favorite-the Ibanez SR900-after suffering for more than 30 years with larger Fender basses...IMHO Don't use a bass that's not comfortable-and you won't know how comfortable you are with the playability and sound of the smaller ones are till you try them...Peace...Russ