I just got myself an five string omnibass, and I must say I love it. The scale is pretty perfect for me, as is the weight. I have smaller hands and have no issue traversing around the fingerboard. I might change the tuning from low B to high C on the fifth string, but that is because this is the first time playing with a five string bass. I was always trying to find a smaller scale electric upright, and I was not crazy about the kydd or zeta basses which had the smaller scale. This one on the other hand is pretty close to perfect for me. Also the boomerang strap system is very uncomfortable, I am glad I had the stand already with my NS electric cello. My advice to people if they get one is to pay the extra and get the stand. Very happy I have this...I finally found a bass I love.