Dear TB; I'm looking for a travel bass, pretty sure I really like the Hofner Shorty Bass, it seems, if nothing else, "good enough" for travel. I super don't like the Kala style bass, tho it's clearly the smallest, I'm not necessarily looking for "smallest." I'm wondering tho, what about converting it to headless with a Steinburger-style tailpiece? My concern is the length of the required double-ball strings, which I can't find shorter than 34". With the entire Shorty being just about 39", and the head being longer than 5", I'm concerned the tuners couldn't make up sufficient slack. Thoughts and input are welcome!