It was my first bass, and I pretty much haven't looked at it for a few years since I got my Fender J and recently my Rick (which I have mixed feeling about.) and joined a blues/hardrock band. Anyway I am home for the weekend and forgot to bring my Jazz and any bass amplication.... So I went and dug out the Hofner and plugged into my VoxAC30. And dear lord...... I am in love with it... So uhh I kinda feel like I've wasted my time and money with those other basses, but I guess it's a learning experience, and I'm pretty sure that shortscale is for me, I'll have to try it out in a band setting but I just love the sound and feel. I'm sure no one really cares, so I guess I'll finish by asking for some recommendations, what shortscales should I try out? I think I'm definitely gonna try to acquire a Hofner club of some sort, but I'd be willing to consider anything. Thanks!