Heya TB, I'm looking for your advice on the best travel bass for <$500. This bass will mainly go on car trips when I don't want to bring my main ax, so overhead bin size is not critical. I'd prefer something that's close in feel to a 34" scale J-neck if possible, but I threw the Kala into the mix because it looks fun. Playability is more important than amplified tone -- but if it sounds good, that's great too. Thanks!