OK I've read the other threads about the very short scale basses and there's a lot of talk about who makes them, what they cost and what their scale lengths are, but no real remarks from anyone who has actually OWNED one. I'm thinking of getting one for my 2 kids (ages 6 and 3) to play with and hopefully catch the music bug (and leave my Cirrus alone in the process...) I know about the Asbury and it's not aplicable here. I've been looking at the Fernandez Nomad, but the built in amp is kind of a turn off. The Samick looks and sounds good on paper and I think one of the local stores had one recently so they could probably get me one if I wanted. I also know there a lot of good things to say about the SX/Brice instruments and there is some mention of a short scale P bass SX, but Rondo's web site doesn't seem to mention it now. Is it discontinued? Anyone with any firsthand knowlege of these instruments I'd love to hear any pros/cons. Especially issues with the Nomad's electronics/speaker. I'm really only interested in the below 30" scale lengths. I think the Nomad is around 25.5 and the Samick is 26" IIRC. so the Mustang and other 30" scale basses aren't something I'm entertaining, the kids are still pretty small.