Baritone vs Regular scale

   Heavy Metal Guitar   

Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Baritone vs Regular scale

  1. #1

    Join Date: Oct 2009

    iTrader: 0

    Baritone vs Regular scale


    I ordered a bernie rico jr 2 days ago and wanted to consult about making it 26 3/16
    scale or staying with a regular scale.

    I'm both a rhythm and a lead player, I need both to sound equaly good,
    and I currently play on a 7 string tuned to B with a 25.5 scale, strins are 0.10-0.58.

    What are pro's and con's of a a 26 3\16 long scale? Isnt it similar to the schecter necks?

    What would be the difference in feel? Bendings, scale runs etc...



  2. #2

    Join Date: Jan 2009
    Location: London, Ontario, Canada
    ME: WarmothTele/SE245
    MA: Seagull S12+
    MB: Fender Jazz Bass V
    Rig: Egnater Renegade 65

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Wirelessly posted (Samsung-SPHM500 AU-OBIGO/Q04C1-1.17_PRE_1 MMP/2.0)

    It'll be a little tighter. I really love the Schecter scale tuned to B.

  3. #3

    Join Date: Jan 2010
    Location: Damn near the north pole
    ME: EBMM JP7
    MB: Ibanez SDGR 705
    Rig: Axe Fx II

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    I can't feel any difference between my regular scale guitars and my schecter (26.5") except it's a little tighter on the low A (I tune to drop A).
    So I say go for the 26" or maybe even 27" scale if he does that, I don't think you'll regret it.

    Don't worry about people talking behind your back, it just means you're one step ahead and they're in perfect position to kiss your ass!

  4. #4

    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: Toledo,OH
    ME: Schecter Avenger 7
    Rig: HD500/KRKs

    iTrader: 0

    The cool thing about the 26-26.5 scale is you get a bit more tightness for the low strings while still retaining most of your high strings' tonality. A few people don't like how shrill 27-inch+ scales sound with the high strings but YMMV. I think feelwise you probably wouldn't notice the difference, but you'll certainly hear it.

  5. #5

    Join Date: Jul 2009
    Location: Finland

    iTrader: 0

    I bought a 26.5" Schecter when I was looking for a clearer low end than the one I got on my 25.5". The improvement wasn't that radical, but it was nevertheless obvious. Seriously good stuff man. And feelwise, it's not that much different, if at all. Go for it.

    Of course since you play in B standard I'm not that sure that you'd need a longer scale, though. I play in drop A.

  6. #6

    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Soviet Canuckistan
    ME: Decibel Javelin
    MA: Ibanez AJ307CE
    MB: Fretless Precision mutt
    Rig: Mesa F-30

    iTrader: 3 (100%)

    Wirelessly posted (phone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    Why 26 3/16"?

  7. #7

    Join Date: Nov 2010
    Location: UK
    ME: Legra Customs
    MA: Victor Garcia
    MB: Legra Spyder
    Rig: Pittbull CL/Triple Rec

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Its a little tighter, but you dont have to bend the string as far to acheive the same tension change, so it levels out.

    I ummed and ahhhed for ages about getting one of my customs made 26.5 or 27". I ended up going with 25.5. I partially regret it, a little, in that later I got to A/B against a mates guitar that is 27" and they were about equally tight sounding, but I didnt have any trouble adapting to the 27" scale (I like the feel of it better if anything) and it made me imagine how awesomely tight the custom I had would have been were it 27"

    With the custom I didnt get it because I didnt have any experience with baritones at the time and was worried I wouldnt like the feel of playing the longer neck. But as I say, I had nothing to worry about in the end.

Similar Threads

  1. NGD! Baritone 7
    By Reverend 7 Strings of Hate in forum Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Replies: 115
    Last Post: 12-07-2010, 02:10 PM
  2. Taylor baritone
    By Matt C in forum Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Replies: 27
    Last Post: 11-14-2009, 04:29 PM
  3. New Agile Baritone LP
    By Daniel in forum Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09-18-2009, 03:34 PM
  4. regular string tension
    By cvinos in forum Guitar: Instrument Discussion
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-01-2009, 04:40 PM

Tags for this Thread

Fractal Audio Systems  Shred Training  Angel Vivaldi
Bowes Guitarworks  Decibel Guitars  NumbSkull Audio Production

VigLink badge