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TB2000 Scale Length


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TROK

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PostPosted: 06/29/2008 at 1:03 PM    Post subject: TB2000 Scale Length link

I'm trying to figure out if my Travis Bean bass is short scale or not, it always seemed a lot shorter than a normal bass. The measurement from the nut to the centre of the 12th fret is 16 inches. How does this compare to a normal TB2000?

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turn

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PostPosted: 06/29/2008 at 6:24 PM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 Scale Length link

hey i was going to start this same thread topic - because the info i've read is there were a few 30" short scale basses and the rest are 34".

if i measure mine from the face of the nut to the middle of the 12th fret, it's a shade over 16.5" which would be a 33" scale. if yours is right at 16", that would make it a 32" scale. anyone else have different scale lengths?

here's a 'fret calculator' at stewmac - http://www.stewmac.com/FretCalculator

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Chris Hall

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PostPosted: 06/29/2008 at 7:10 PM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 Scale Length link

The scale length of a standard TB2000 is 34 1/2 inches.

All of the guitars were 24 3/4 inches.




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Chris Hall

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PostPosted: 06/29/2008 at 7:25 PM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 Scale Length link

Oh, and I took that info from the Travis Bean Spec sheet that I saved a jpg of years and years ago.

Not sure if it's 100% accurate, since it says that the TB2000 only has 1 tone control.

Here's the image:

http://home.comcast.net/~.....1/TravisBeanSpecSheet.jpg






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Chris Hall

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PostPosted: 06/29/2008 at 7:40 PM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 Scale Length link

Alright, I just went and measured my TB2000 and TB4000. I've never measured them before, because I've never really cared what the scale length was.


Both measure 16 and 1/8th inches to the 12th fret, so apparently they're 32 and 1/4 inch scale.


*shrug*



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TROK

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PostPosted: 06/30/2008 at 7:19 AM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 Scale Length link

So if a few of us are under the standard 34.5" scale length, does that mean we each have one of the 12 short scale basses that were produced?

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rlrlrl

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PostPosted: 06/30/2008 at 7:46 AM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 Scale Length link

huh, maybe. but I thought that short scale usually refers to about a 30". I have two short scale basses (not Beans!) and they both feel significantly and obviously smaller than a standard bass, in a way that any bass player would notice just picking them up. I guess we need everyone to go measure their basses now!

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Chris Hall

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PostPosted: 06/30/2008 at 10:49 AM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 Scale Length link

No.

32 1/4th has to be the standard scale length, since my wedge and standard are both that size. There were no short scale wedges made.



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turn

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PostPosted: 06/30/2008 at 11:02 AM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 Scale Length link

a couple of photos - tape measure starting at the face of the nut (where the string stops moving, if that makes sense). it measures 16 5/8" which would be a 33 1/4" scale length - same as a rickenbacker bass.

am i measuring the scale length correctly?

[IMG]http://img.photobucket.co.....B2000_306_ScaleLength.jpg[/IMG]
[IMG]http://img.photobucket.co.....2000_306_ScaleCloseup.jpg[/IMG]

direct links if images don't work:

http://img.photobucket.co.....B2000_306_ScaleLength.jpg
http://img.photobucket.co.....2000_306_ScaleCloseup.jpg

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Chris Hall

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PostPosted: 06/30/2008 at 10:08 PM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 Scale Length link

Alright, so I just went back and measured my TB2000 with a tape measure, and it came out to 16 1/2

I guess the crap ruler I was using was... crap.

33" scale. That's my final answer.



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yba1

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PostPosted: 07/04/2008 at 2:32 PM    Post subject: RE:TB2000 Scale Length link

ello- the specification in the original TB2000 brochure says that the scale length is 33 1/4 inch. So that would jive with your measurement.

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