I'm looking for a new bass that will give me an old school, woody thump for jazz and blues. I'm also hoping to find something with a short scale because I have mild chronic soreness and stiffness in my fretting index finger, and a short scale tends to have looser strings than a standard scale. I found what seems to be the perfect bass for me: a Douglas violin base from Rondo. It ticks most of the boxes I'm interested in: short scale, fretless, lightweight, woody tone, and very cheap. The only problem is that I've never heard much about Douglas basses. I've heard a lot of good things about Rondo's Agile series of guitar, and their SX basses are supposed to be good for the price, but the Douglas basses might be different. Has anyone here owned one? What do you think of them?