Or the 5 str model. http://www.rondomusic.com/hxb406natbshort.html Or any 5 or 6 string short scale for that matter. I've only played 4s and feel I should get a 5er or even a 6er. I've become infatuated with my short scale Starfire and prefer it over any reg scale bass I've owned. So a shorty w extra strings is tempting and these look nice. But I hear the low B is not so great on a short scale bass. True but you can make it work w the right string and gauge? True so don't bother just get a 34" or 35"?