1. Mats Eriksson
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Hi again!

I think I've asked this a long time ago but got no answer. I did a search first but could not find anything on this topic as of yet (maybe there are already):

When watching the bass specification lists for each model, you can scroll down and get an abundance of specs for each bass, nut width, radius and whatever. Except for one thing, the scale interval. Why is that you think that it's not important to display, say, the differences between the 5 str J-series 32" - 35" as opposed to 34" - 37" on other models?

I think that would - for me - be a crucial information, at least just as important as any of the other specs listed.

Also, a natural following question comes to this. Why the difference between 32" - 35" fan, and 34 " - 37" ? Is it no use doing a model on, say, 33" - 36" fan?
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I believe all models, but the SJ(SP, too?) have a fan of 0.75" from string to string.
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Maybe so, but still isn't listed, and you have to pry too deep to find out that the J-series STARTS at 32" on the high G-string, and the rest from 34". It's not that I happen to not know it that it is 0.75 for each string. When pointing this link to others so they can compare. You can't try them live, in that many places, so if one should order anything, you know the range. For one, it's crucial to know that there IS a difference between the Super-J series and the ABZ and on up.
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Good point Matts. We'll add that in on our next website revision.

Why 32-25 and not 33-36?

We tried 33-36 on the first Super J prototype. We wanted the difference between our long-scale basses and the Super J's to be more noticeable.
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Ok, thank you! Then I know.
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[quote="Sheldon Dingwall":1rh7quk2]Good point Matts. We'll add that in on our next website revision.

Why 32-25 and not 33-36?

We tried 33-36 on the first Super J prototype. We wanted the difference between our long-scale basses and the Super J's to be more noticeable.[/quote:1rh7quk2]

It was also to prohibit the addition of any of Paul Slagles "custom" modifications. The guy is a real pain.
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