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Here is a crazy question. I've been wanting to learn 6-string guitar, but have trouble getting my hands into those positions for chords. Everything seems so crammed together and the strings are so small.

I've seen a couple long scale guitars (Ovation Longneck Elite TX DS778TX and Ibanez Excaliber for example). Would this be any easier to me as a bassist or is this really only for different tuning/tone?

Or do I just need to practice? :oops:
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The more I look at this, looks like I'd be in close to the same scale once I put a capo on the 2nd fret for standard tuning.
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[quote="NaH":tifjnfaz]The more I look at this, looks like I'd be in close to the same scale once I put a capo on the 2nd fret for standard tuning.[/quote:tifjnfaz]

Your best bet would be to buy a baritone or piccolo bass and string it up with 9 to 42's strings, adjust the trussrod and lower the saddles and you are away. Some people uses the Ernie Ball Silohuette baritone, which you can pick up 2nd hand for... $500
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[quote="Grand Wazoo":2hn6whrt][quote="NaH":2hn6whrt]The more I look at this, looks like I'd be in close to the same scale once I put a capo on the 2nd fret for standard tuning.[/quote:2hn6whrt]

Your best bet would be to buy a baritone or piccolo bass and string it up with 9 to 42's strings, adjust the trussrod and lower the saddles and you are away. Some people uses the Ernie Ball Silohuette baritone, which you can pick up 2nd hand for... $500[/quote:2hn6whrt]

Yup. Standard tuning on a longer scale is possible with thinner strings. Using a capo on a low-tuned guitar wouldn't change anything scale-wise compared to standard scale.
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Ibanez RGD320 Long Scale Electric Guitar - White
The RGD long scale guitars are factory tuned one whole step down from your average six-string and plays incredibly thanks to the fast Wizard II neck. These sleek metal monster guitars are tuned down low and built to reach the highest realms of metal fury.

Ibanez RGD320 Features
Wizard II 3 piece maple neck
Extra-long 26.5 inch neck scale
Extra-deep scoop cuts on lower horn for high fret access
Edge III bridge/tremolo for stability
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Full-step down factory tuning
D-G-C-F-A-D (6th to 1st strings)
All-purpose maintenance tool included
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