Since I recently bought a Piccolo4 shortscale built by the german luthier Johannes-Dieter von Paris, I totally fell in love with it's punchy, percussive sound and it's incredible playability. It's like all speed limits had been removed and fast licks and wide finger sets are almost effortless to play now. I'm addicted ! Because I need to travel a lot and would like to take my bass with me on the flight I'm looking for a headless shortscale now, preferably something built as compact as a Steinberger XL-2. I tried the Guild Ashbory but that's not my sound and I don't like it's playability. It should be a compact headless shortscale. 4-String only. Any suggestions ?