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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 06:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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What difference does scale make?

Hey everyone.
What exactly is different with a 25,5 inch scale compared to a lesser inch scale?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 07:10 AM
 
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Re: What difference does scale make?

http://www.jimsoloway.com/27inch.htm

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Re: What difference does scale make?

Azrael: To find out what difference scale length makes, put a capo on the first fret of a 25.5" scale guitar and then re-tune it to standard pitch. The shorter scale length means less tension at the same pitch.
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Re: What difference does scale make?

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Azrael: To find out what difference scale length makes, put a capo on the first fret of a 25.5" scale guitar and then re-tune it to standard pitch. The shorter scale length means less tension at the same pitch.
Good one.......have no capo though......maybe I'll do it sometime when I have one.
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Re: What difference does scale make?

Yes, it does give less tension. But, it also gives a different sound. Longer scales tend to sound snappier, and shorter scales tend to sound warmer. For instance, if you put a Warmoth 24 3/4 conversion neck onto a Strat, it wouldn't sound so "Stratty" anymore. That's also why you could never get a Strat with a humbucker to sound exactly like a Gibson, regardless of the wood the body if made of.
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