So I saw this comment on youtube (about tonewood and shit):
(let's keep this thread free of tonewood debate, we all know some of us believe it, and some don't, and nobody wants to be convinced the other way ... This thread is for scale length only)
Actually, you should be thinking more along the lines of:
Gibson - Humbuckers - dark tone
Fender - Single Coils - bright tone
Think about it. What's brighter, a uke or a bass? A mandolin or a baritone?
Also, scale length effects where you pick, giving a darker/brighter tone.
See what I mean about variables?
There's SO MUCH wrong in this comment, and I've tried for several replies to tell him that he can't really compare an ukelele to a bass...
So out of pure enthusiasm, I just had to find a way to prove this moron wrong, because I love doing that.
And behold, I just built a 2-string Scalecaster!
And here's the video evidence of my point!!!!
Another good use of my experiment, is that it clearly shows that longer scale length = longer sustain.
Now Les Paul nuts are usually really fucking warrior-like about their set neck treasures having their glorious sustain, but truth is that longer scale length = longer sustain. I tried a friends 27" baritone, and I tuned it to Standard E because I wanted to here how it actually sounded different... And yeah, that thing sustained like nothing I've ever played before, and the notes were the clearest I've ever heard! however, I didn't like the feel of the thing, so I'm totally fine knowing my 25.5" doesn't sustain as well as the 27".
So, what you think, is my video evidence good or bad, false or true... Should I have done it another way?
Share your opinions about this!
Longer scale length means more tension which could mean notes die out faster due to less vibration.