I ask this question because I am a short scale player myself. Having come over from the guitar world, the scale was much easier to adjust to for me, and besides, I've got small hands anyway. I want to know why there are not very many short scale basses around in comparison to the 34's? I know that many bassists dismiss them as a child's instrument or something, and not a "real" bass even. Are they technically inferior to their longer-necked brethren or is this simply an unfair stigma? Let me know what the difference is... I am looking to upgrade from my Bronco and would like to know why I should/shouldn't go with another short scale bass. Thanks.