Purely for fun (and if it helps anyone looking for information) I've started a blog all about short-scale basses: http://shortscalebass.blogspot.com At the moment I have a few posts up about current commercially available short scales (and will continue to post as time permits), but I'd like to cover vintage and out-of-production models as well. I might consider "one-off" custom basses as a spotlight feature as well. I'm not making money off this (just AdSense to pay for bandwidth), and I'm maintaining an independent editorial focus, so I retain the right to be snarky if I want I invite TalkBass' knowledgeable readers to participate by suggesting instruments that I should post about, and to add their own views in the comments. Likewise, manufacturers and luthiers with short-scale basses to plug can send me PR materials and links. correspondence to: shortscalebassblog at gmail dot com.