Hi. I'm looking to purchase a violin bass. My budget is about $240. The Rogue VB100 is $220, and the Douglas WVEB short scale is $160. I'm kind of skeptical of the Douglas because it is short scale and a brand I've never heard of before. I will also want to buy flat wound strings so I can get that retro, '70s "thump" sound. I'm mainly looking for a bass that is light-weight with small fret spacing so that I can maneuver around the neck easily. Rogue VB100-http://www.guitarcenter.com/Rogue-VB100-Violin-Bass-Guitar-430598-i2321925.gc Douglas WVEB-http://www.rondomusic.com/wvebblk.html Thanks for reading!