Because of physical limitations here, I need to find a bass easy to pick up, move around, and play, all while reclined in bed. A scale of 30" or less would be great. So I'm trying to create a list of basses to consider. I've been reading threads here and listening to demos online. I'd appreciate comments or suggestions. Kala UBass. Looks and sounds like a lot of fun, but the strings would feel odd. And hard to keep tuned. I need a low-maintenance bass that's easy to deal with. But it looks like so much fun it's hard to rule out. SoloEtte Little Thumper. Pricey. Sound more like a guitar than a bass. Traveler Ultra Light bass. The only demo I found online is at their site, the the guy playing it is not really demonstrating it. I'm not sure what to make of this bass. Traveler TB-4P Bass. 32" scale (I'd prefer 30" or less). Light weight Traveler Escape MK-II Bass. I don't know much about this. Hofner Shorty Bass. Cheap machine tuners. Pickup near bridge makes it sound bright. But not all bad. Sinsonido AS691B. There's a thread here somewhere. Mixed reviews. One said it has an odd sound quality. Not sure what to make of this. I'd love to add Squire Mustang to this list, but those are not light. Weighs at least 10 lbs. more than the above.