Yea, I know 35" scale. But I don't WANT to play 35" scale. I want great low-B performance from a 34" scale. What things have you found that contribute to a clear, sustained low-B tone? Here's my recipe. Maple fingerboard. Ash body. Extra rigid neck (steel or graphite bars, thick profile, 1/4 sawn) BUT - it also tends to produce a bright sounding bass. Hmmm.