For the last two years I’ve been seriously learning the guitar as my second instrument. I also bought a used low quality bass that I have been playing for the last 6 months or so. I am really enjoying playing the bass and want to upgrade to a nicer quality bass that plays better.
I went to the local shop and played a bunch of basses to see what feels good and I played a used 63 Hofner that was well out of my price range. I really like the way it feels but it has a short scale length (30” I think).
This led me to look at other 30” basses and before I purchase one I want to know what the pros and cons are.
I know it will have a different tone and obviously it will play easier in some respects. I also read that the strings will be a little looser.
Before I buy one based on how I, a rather new bassist, thinks it plays, I want to know if there are cons to having a shorter scale length that will make me regret it as I get better.
Also what benefits might a shorter neck provide.