I think I need to build an extremely short scale LH pointy bass

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  1. Blues4U

    Blues4U Senior Member

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    My soon to be 6 year old son loves music and is on his way to being somewhat talented. He has a guitar and a really cool drum set but he has asked for a Bass for 2 years now. Not just any bass, a POINTY bass like Gene Simmons bass. lol

    Now, this kid is pretty specific about what he likes and wants--He told me he would also really like a Green Striped Explorer bass.

    Now, besides the fact that they don't make many short scale bases, they make virtually 0 decent LH short scale, pointy basses.

    I have an idea and here it is.

    I say I build a 25 or 25.5 scale LH guitar or build one from parts and convert it to a bass.

    Fill the tuner holes on the headstock and redrill 4 holes for bass tuners.

    even a 28" short scale bass is going to be too big for a kid this small-He is normal sized, or slightly bigger than most 6 year olds but a bass is a big guitar.

    I might even have to build him a bass from scratch--if I do this, I will need to hook up with the Mighty Greasebox and provide the beer and pizza while we hack out this monster--

    Give me some ideas here people!!!
     
  2. bertzie

    bertzie Senior Member

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    Buy a short-scale bass, strip it down, take the bandsaw to it, and refinish it.
     
  3. StaticRick

    StaticRick Senior Member

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    You might think about buying one of these:

    Rondo Short-Scale Lefty Bass

    You can re-use the neck and hardware and make a "pointy" body for it.
     
  4. GreaseBox

    GreaseBox V.I.P. Member

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    I have had this very idea for my 11 yr old. Make you a deal, I will build one if you build one... :D
     
  5. Blues4U

    Blues4U Senior Member

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    Sounds like a deal Greasebox--

    We'll do it this winter--:)
     
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