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Taylor GS Mini-e Bass

Taylor’s successful GS Mini range gets a four-string bass. GARETH MORGAN finds out if small is beautiful…

Taylor’s travel and beginnerfocused GS Mini range has been a massive boon for the Californian company, but this fourstring version is not your average acoustic bass. Because Taylor was determined to stick to the existing GS Mini parameters, it meant the designers had to work with a really short scale length, namely 597mm (23.5 inches). This also meant developing new strings for it. Taylor hooked up with D’Addario to create a new configuration: a nylon core encased in a phosphor bronze wrap wire, and these are the only strings that work with the Mini Bass’ scale. It’s a compromise of course, but one that’s outweighed by the benefits.

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