1. Mats Eriksson
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Hi there!
Newbie to this forum. Excited by the new Combustion model!

Now, I've searched this forum, tried to find any info/topic/thread on this but couldn't find any.

When opening the comparison chart PDF , to see the difference between each model I would've think it would be appropriate to include the multiple scale length of each model too. See, I want to now if the fanned fret goes from 32" - 35" or a 34 - 37" inch. Or anything in between. I know it's different if it's a 4 or 5/6 string but nevertheless. The J models have 32" on the g-string, while normal Precision/Jazz bass incorporate 34 " scale.

Choosing a 32-35 model may be just what my fingers can take, on a 4 string. Since I don't know if there's a 34-37 4 string available. I think that span is too wide for a 4 but appropriate for a 5.

I think that would be just as important to compare between, as the other stuff. There are nut width, bridge with, and everything else, BUT the most important IMHO. I do not want scale for each string listed, just the span, from 34-37 or something like that. Ok, this information could be obtained from other parts of the site, but I think it should be included in that pdf comparison file too, for simplicity.
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SJ's are 32-35" 4 or 5 string.

AB, Z, AP's are 34-37" 4,5 and 6 string.
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With all models, the scale increases by .75" with each string. So the 5 string AB, Z, Prima and Combustion are 34"-37". Four string scale is 34"-36.25", while six string scale is 33.25" - 37".

The J models have the .75" string-to-string difference as well, but their scale is shorter by 2" compared to "long scale" Dingwalls. So a four string J is 32"-34.25" scale, five is 32"-35", a six string would be 31.25"-35".

AFAIK, of course.
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[quote="Bocete":15r5ub7t]With all models, the scale increases by .75" with each string. So the 5 string AB, Z, Prima and Combustion are 34"-37". Four string scale is 34"-36.25", while six string scale is 33.25" - 37".

The J models have the .75" string-to-string difference as well, but their scale is shorter by 2" compared to "long scale" Dingwalls. So a four string J is 32"-34.25" scale, five is 32"-35", a six string would be 31.25"-35".

AFAIK, of course.[/quote:15r5ub7t]

Ok thanks, but that's the comparison I would've like to have inside that pdf comparison chart. To know that there's a scale difference from regular 4-string 34-36.25 and the J-series 32-34.25 That there's a .75 scale increase between each string doesn't tell me the starting points. Say 32" for the J -series and 34" for the AB series.

Since Combustion was new, I feared that they've produced a 32-35 scale as well as they did with the J-series.. well, feared...I was unsure, since I couldn't find any info. Glad to hear that that one is 34-37.

I just can't find it on their product pages. One couldn't be sure if the Combustion was 32-35 or a 34-37 model. Until now, this thread. IMHO any low B-string should be at above 36" at least. 37" makes good punch!
But that's just my opinion. YMMV.
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