Short Scale Basses

SHORT SCALE, No problem

It's the year of the Short Scale Bass! The best in Bass builders are all creating a Bass that fits your short scale needs. Basses from Fender, Supro, Gibson and more! Give us a call and find your Short Scale Bass at Chicago Music Exchange. Learn more from Scott,  Mike, and Nathaniel about Short Scale Basses below!

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Fender Player Mustang
Supro Bass Group
Gibson

Nathaniel Murphy has Questions: Short Scale Basses

What do bassists think of short-scales? Do they feel different? Do they sound different? Are they just for kids? Nathaniel Murphy has questions, so we sent him looking for answers. Verified big person Scott and fellow BASSment dweller Mike Larsen give Nathaniel the long and short of it, filling him in on the full-throated world of short-scale bass.

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Sire Marcus Miller U5 Alder 4-String Natural Satin (2nd Gen)
Sire Marcus Miller U5 Alder 4-String Natural Satin (2nd Gen)
Sire Marcus Miller U5 Alder 4-String Natural Satin (2nd Gen)
Sire Marcus Miller U5 Alder 4-String Natural Satin (2nd Gen)
Sire Marcus Miller U5 Alder 4-String Natural Satin (2nd Gen)
Sire Marcus Miller U5 Alder 4-String Natural Satin (2nd Gen)
Sire Marcus Miller U5 Alder 4-String Natural Satin (2nd Gen)
Sire Marcus Miller U5 Alder 4-String Natural Satin (2nd Gen)

Sire Marcus Miller U5 Alder 4-String Natural Satin (2nd Gen)

$455.00
Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968
Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968
Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968
Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968
Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968
Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968
Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968
Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968
Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968
Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968
Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968
Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968
Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968

Guild Starfire I Bass Sunburst 1968

$2,595.00
Ibanez SRMD200D Mezzo Short Scale Bass Pearl White
Ibanez SRMD200D Mezzo Short Scale Bass Pearl White
Ibanez SRMD200D Mezzo Short Scale Bass Pearl White

Ibanez SRMD200D Mezzo Short Scale Bass Pearl White

$299.99
Ibanez SRMD200D Mezzo Short Scale Bass Metallic Forest
Ibanez SRMD200D Mezzo Short Scale Bass Metallic Forest
Ibanez SRMD200D Mezzo Short Scale Bass Metallic Forest

Ibanez SRMD200D Mezzo Short Scale Bass Metallic Forest

$299.99
Sterling by Music Man Short Scale StingRay Dropped Copper
Sterling by Music Man Short Scale StingRay Dropped Copper
Sterling by Music Man Short Scale StingRay Dropped Copper

Sterling by Music Man Short Scale StingRay Dropped Copper

$549.99
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965
Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965

Gibson EB-0 Cherry 1965

$1,706.00
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967
Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967

Fender Coronado Bass II Sunburst 1967

$1,706.00
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961
Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961

Gibson EB-0 Cherry Refin 1961

$1,365.00
Serek Armitage Sunburst (Serial #027)
Serek Armitage Sunburst (Serial #027)
Serek Armitage Sunburst (Serial #027)
Serek Armitage Sunburst (Serial #027)
Serek Armitage Sunburst (Serial #027)
Serek Armitage Sunburst (Serial #027)
Serek Armitage Sunburst (Serial #027)
Serek Armitage Sunburst (Serial #027)
Serek Armitage Sunburst (Serial #027)

Serek Armitage Sunburst (Serial #027)

$2,600.00
Fender Offset Series Mustang Bass PJ MN Butterscotch Blonde w/3-Ply Black Pickguard (CME Exclusive) Essentials Bundle
Fender Offset Series Mustang Bass PJ MN Butterscotch Blonde w/3-Ply Black Pickguard (CME Exclusive) Essentials Bundle

Fender Offset Series Mustang Bass PJ MN Butterscotch Blonde w/3-Ply Black Pickguard (CME Exclusive) Essentials Bundle

$819.99
Hofner 1961 Reissue Violin Bass Vintage Aged Sunburst (Serial #V0227H015)
Hofner 1961 Reissue Violin Bass Vintage Aged Sunburst (Serial #V0227H015)
Hofner 1961 Reissue Violin Bass Vintage Aged Sunburst (Serial #V0227H015)
Hofner 1961 Reissue Violin Bass Vintage Aged Sunburst (Serial #V0227H015)
Hofner 1961 Reissue Violin Bass Vintage Aged Sunburst (Serial #V0227H015)
Hofner 1961 Reissue Violin Bass Vintage Aged Sunburst (Serial #V0227H015)
Hofner 1961 Reissue Violin Bass Vintage Aged Sunburst (Serial #V0227H015)
Hofner 1961 Reissue Violin Bass Vintage Aged Sunburst (Serial #V0227H015)
Hofner 1961 Reissue Violin Bass Vintage Aged Sunburst (Serial #V0227H015)
Hofner 1961 Reissue Violin Bass Vintage Aged Sunburst (Serial #V0227H015)

Hofner 1961 Reissue Violin Bass Vintage Aged Sunburst (Serial #V0227H015)

$3,399.99
Godin Dorchester Bass Black w/Kingpin Dogears
Godin Dorchester Bass Black w/Kingpin Dogears
Godin Dorchester Bass Black w/Kingpin Dogears
Godin Dorchester Bass Black w/Kingpin Dogears
Godin Dorchester Bass Black w/Kingpin Dogears
Godin Dorchester Bass Black w/Kingpin Dogears
Godin Dorchester Bass Black w/Kingpin Dogears
Godin Dorchester Bass Black w/Kingpin Dogears
Godin Dorchester Bass Black w/Kingpin Dogears

Godin Dorchester Bass Black w/Kingpin Dogears

$999.00

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