Being a total newbie when I first purchased a bass, I unknowingly got a short-scale model. I'm curious to know what the pros and cons are of learning on one of these, or playing one long term, compared to a "normal" bass. I've read that they were once considered student guitars, and I also read somewhere that people have been using them a lot for the blues in recent years. I do know that not a lot of people use them, overall. I definitely plan to upgrade to a "normal" bass eventually, I just wanted to get everyone's input on here about these style of basses.