Well, I finally pulled the trigger tonight on one of those cheapie Sky Acoustic/Electric bass guitars on Ebay. I figured for 70 bucks and free shipping, how far wrong could I go? I've had a few acoustic/electrics and never really cottoned to them. I liked them for noodling around on the couch without an amp, but could never justify the cost of the bass for just that and ultimately ended up selling them. Also I play pretty much only short scale and could never find a short scale acoustic. Long scale acoustic basses have always felt like dancing with a fat aunt at a wedding. The Sky is a short scale and hopefully will be fine for couch play and the occasional plugged in acoustic jam. I'm assuming there is someone on TB who has one of these and can give me an idea of what to expect.