I've always wondered if there is a 'perfect' travel bass out there. I'd love something that I could fit in a garment bag (so I wouldn't have a hassle with having to check it), something with standard nickel/steel strings (I like my silicone in a different form), built-in headphone amp (optional), playable (but doesn't have to be perfect). I know about the Steinberger Spirits (too long), I know about the Ashbory's (would these take nickel strings?). Does anyone have any practical experience with 'travel' basses? I did a search but couldn't find any "Travel Bass" topics.