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« on: May 18, 2014, 06:19:54 PM »

Like the title says ...if anyone has input to share on the sonic characteristics, playability, feel...would love to hear...thank you.

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« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2014, 08:06:05 PM »

For me, it is all about comfort.  Between choosing pickups (for sound) and string gauges (for desired tension), it's possible to get whatever sound you want out of any scale.  It has to do with whether you are comfortable with the scale, nut width, and fretboard radius or not. 

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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 02:24:46 AM »

For me, a short scale would give a little less tension on the strings. This would make things like bending easier and therefore would be more appropriate for, say, blues guitar.

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« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 10:35:05 AM »

For me, a short scale would give a little less tension on the strings. This would make things like bending easier and therefore would be more appropriate for, say, blues guitar.

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Assuming you use the same gauge string on the short scale as you would on a longer scale.  I have found that if I want easier bends on a given scale, I use a lighter set of strings.  Otoh, if I want a tighter string, I bump up the gauge.

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