I won't give up on 25/26 inch scale basses. I really think it is an untapped market. Hindered only by - the lack of strings. I'll bet even just 110's will yield enough tension - if they are DAddario Half Rounds. [the tension lists on their site show that the Halfs have quite a bit more tension than rounds.] If there was a no-hassle set of strings to purchase for these 25/26 inch basses, I really think it would take off. Think of all the guitar players out there who'd love to have a bass at the same scale as their guitar.