Hi, I’m Scott Whitley and would like to welcome you to Short Scale Bass – the UK’s only specialist small bass site! Here I aim to share my experience switching to short scale and how to avoid the many pitfalls and mistakes I made along the way!
Short scale basses historically have been associated with students and quirky tones but rarely seen as a serious option for the modern bassist requiring a flexible instrument with a wide variety of tonal options.
Through research over several years I’ve discovered how playing short scale bass needn’t be a compromise, in fact there and many benefits over playing bigger, bulkier long scale instruments the most obvious being a much faster neck, less weight, less stretching and easier to transport.
This research lead me to design a new short scale bass, the SWB-1.
I’m currently working on the SWB-1 Standard which when in full production will be affordable to all players with a range starting from only £399.