I've played a Jazz Bass most of my life, mostly punk rock/noise rock, but over the past year or so my left shoulder has decided to give me grief. So the search for a lighter bass began. Tried a Hofner Verythin long scale for a while, and liked the weight, but the tone was a bit mushy, and the bigger body made it unwieldy for playing our speedier songs(ended up with a lingering bruise on my forearm). Then I discovered this bad boy. I'd never really been a fan of short scales before, but since I kinda idolize Mike Watt and this is his signature jam, I thought I'd give it a shot. Super lightweight, incredibly thin profile neck, and incredibly versatile, I know I'm in love. The P-blades run kind of hot, and cut right on through the mix and mesh up perfectly with my Amptweaker TightRock pedal, for a some nice aggressive tones. I keep it dimmed, but you can get a relatively smooth, tamer tone dialed back a hair if you're more into some slapping and popping. Comes with a super rad and equally light custom case. I'd have every color if I didn't want to stay married.